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Bringing all application windows forward Desktop
This was written into another tip a few days back, but it's worth repeating. If you have an application with multiple open windows (such as Explorer), there's an easy way to bring all of the windows into the foreground -- simply click on the application in the dock.

If you just click on one of the application's open windows, only that one will be brought forward, possibly leaving the rest obscured behind other windows. A quick click in the dock, however, will force all the open windows to the foreground.

This is a basic functionality of the dock, but it doesn't seem to be documented anywhere that I can find.
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Not ideal
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 26, '00 11:50:15AM

This sort of works, but is not ideal. It is the same action as double clicking on an application
icon. The 'correct' behaviour for an open application which is reactivated by a double click is
to create a new blank document, so this hint only really works for applications which don't
follow the Apple guidelines. If you do this with the Desktop or IE for example (which are the
applicatons where you I most often want to bring all the windows to the front), you will get a
new blank window as well which can be irritating. This is something that Apple needs to fix
IMHO - it is all very well getting rid of the application layers concept, but it is really annoying to
have to go to the 'Bring all to front' menu all the time. There isn't even a keyboard shortcut for
it.



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