Use Command-Tab to hide or quit an app in OS X

Hide or quit an application in OS X quickly via Command-Tab

Here's how you can use Command-Tab to hide or quite an application in OS X.

1. Hit Command-Tab.

2. Select the application you want to hide or quit.

3. Release the Tab key, but keep pressing the Command key.

4. Press on H to hide the application or Q to quit it.

A Quick Way of Hiding or Quitting OS X Applications

I use Command-Tab all the time, but I have to admit that I had no clue I could do this. It's a really quick way to hide or quit an application in OS X, particularly if you are prone to using Command-Tab to switch between applications.

How many people do this? There's no real way to know, but if you're a Command-Tab junkie then my guess is that you'll start using this tip regularly. Once you get used to it, it becomes part of your work flow in OS X.

Additional Resources

OS X Keyboard Shortcuts from Apple

OS X Developer Keyboard Shortcuts

Read more: Cult of Mac

This article is published as part of the IDG Contributor Network. Want to Join?