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Chapter 5. Using Mac OS X Applications > Switching Between Applications

Switching Between Applications

The Dock is initially located at the bottom of the desktop and is most often used to launch an application or switch from one application to another. When you launch an application, it's icon appears in the Dock with a black arrow below it. If an application is not available in the Dock, you can hide any open applications to display the desktop, open your hard disk, and then launch the application you want. If you arrange open application windows so that they are visible, you can switch among them simply by clicking in the window in which you want to work.

Hide and Show an Application

Click the application menu.

In this case, the Chess menu.

Click Hide application name to hide the application.

TIMESAVER Press +H to hide the application.

Point to the bottom of the screen to display the Dock. You'll see the hidden application in the Dock.

To show the application, click the application icon in the Dock.


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