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Speedy Application Quitting Apps
I was switching through my Dock just now, using Command-Tab. I needed to quit BBEdit, so without thinking about it, I highlighted BBEdit in the Dock (with Command-Tab), I kept the Command key held down and hit 'Q'. The Finder stayed as my front application and BBEdit quit in the background. So, there's a quick way to quit an application, without switching to it first.

[Sudo Editor's Note: The Dock must be visible for this hint to work.]
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It automatically shows...
Authored by: ChaChi on Mar 08, '02 09:26:29PM

Correct me if I am wrong, but for me the Dock always automatically "un-hides" when I (Command+Tab).

Thanx bmerlin, great little tip...



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It automatically shows...
Authored by: fbc on Mar 08, '02 10:26:31PM

yes, it automatically shows for me too ChaChi...

but has anyone tried this tip while magnification was enabled? not sure if its just me, but once the app had quit as advertised, magnification seemed to screw up.

now when i roll into the dock it shows itself, but kinda rises up diagonally moving right (from the bottom of the screen). weirdness.

its fine after a restart of the dock.



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It automatically shows...
Authored by: outofcontrol on Mar 09, '02 12:02:38AM

Magnification in the dock seems to work properly for me afterwards. But, the dock does not automatically appear for me when I Command-Tab.



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Unstick it...
Authored by: rusto on Mar 09, '02 06:56:11AM

...by hitting command-tab again. This little bug detracts from the convenience of the tip on my B&W G3/350.



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Old news
Authored by: Mithrandir on Mar 09, '02 12:39:32PM

This one has been posted here already.

You can also hit H to hide the app. you must switch again or it will just pop back up when you release tab.

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and hide others through dock too
Authored by: cyberzine on Mar 09, '02 09:17:39PM

And Option clicking an icon in the dock hides everything else but that app.



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Dock ignores keyboard setting
Authored by: mzajac on Mar 10, '02 06:02:00PM

Unfortunately, the dock seems to use the keyboard's default US-English Q and H keys for Quit and Hide, even if you're using a different language or Dvorak keyboard layout.



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