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I don't know the word for it but when a program disappears because you clicked on it a certain way, and hides itself in favor of another program. I don't want it to do this but it happens accidentally, I can't google it cause I don't know what it's called, I can't undo it and I hate it!

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Ok, I think you're having a problem with either Minimising or Hiding. Minimising is when you send a window down to the Dock in order to get it out of the way. You can minimise a window by double clicking on the bar at the top. In order to see the window again, you simply click the icon for it in the dock.
Or, you might be 'hiding' the application. This is when all of the windows in an application are hidden, so they get out of the way and you can focus on something else. In order to see them again, simply click the Application's icon in the dock, or go to the current Application's menu and click 'Show All':
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Hope that helped, feel free to ask for clarification on anything!

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