Feb 11, 2013 David Lang

Did You Know You Can Hide Windows?

HideCommand1 It happens every week: Sunday rolls around and my main Accordance workspace is filled with tabs and zones related to my current work projects. But I have to teach Sunday school, and I want to present the passages and visual aids related to my lesson without closing—or showing—the other stuff I've been working on. Obviously, I'll want to open an additional workspace and do my lesson preparation in that, but how do I make sure my class doesn't see my main workspace?

The easiest thing to do is simply to hide my main workspace using the Hide command. You'll find that command in the Window menu, and choosing it does just what you would expect: it hides, or makes invisible, the front window without actually closing it.

HideCommand2 When you hide a window, its name will still appear at the bottom of the Window menu. A diamond will appear next to the name to indicate that the window is hidden. To show the window again, simply select its name, or choose the Show All command.

It's that easy, and you can use the Hide command any time you want to reduce clutter without actually closing something.

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Julie Falling

February 11, 2013 8:39 AM

Thanks, David.  Very useful.  I run into that situation every week.  I have been saving my windows and closing them.  This is a much better way to go.

Abram K-J

February 11, 2013 6:31 PM

This is great! A small thing, but also quite useful to me. Thanks for the post.