Many of us tend to have several applications and windows open at the same time which can result in a cluttered screen, making it difficult to find the item you want. A way to handle this is using the Hide command. This will cause the active application and all of its windows to disappear from view (the hidden application’s icon is still displayed on the Dock however).
There are a few different ways to Hide an application:
- Press the ⌘+ H keystroke combination
- Right-click the Dock icon for the application you want to hide and choose Hide from the contextual menu.
- Click the Application’s name on the menu and then click Hide
- If you want to hide all applications and windows except for the active application, press Option + ⌘ + H
To unhide an application, click its icon on the Dock. If you wish to unhide all hidden applications, click the active Application’s name on the menu and click Show All (Finder ➱ Show All).