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Fun Way to Send Attachments in Mail

If you're working in a file that you want to attach to a message in Apple Mail, you can transfer the file to Mail easily: From the title bar of the file's window, drag the little proxy icon to Mail's icon on the Dock. Your Mac will make Mail the active application and open a new outgoing message, with the file attached.

(If your icon won't drag, the file probably isn't saved.)


Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 27-Apr-09

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Canceling AT&T contracts -- When your iPhone contract is up, does AT&T (or other carrier) unlock the device? (3 messages)

Spotlight GUI -- Spotlight strives to stay out of the way, which is a problem when you're trying to use it. Readers discuss how to perform better Spotlight searches. (17 messages)

MS Word 2008 -- A protected Word file from a Windows user can't be opened in Word 2008 for Mac. Other software may be helpful. (9 messages)

Scanner for slides Recommendations -- What options or services are available for scanning slides? Readers make lots of excellent suggestions. (34 messages)

Navigating the Next Generation of Mac Twitter Apps -- Readers compare the latest applications for viewing Twitter streams. (10 messages)

Two different MacBook Pro problems -- Booting from older DiskWarrior discs may not work for the latest versions of Mac hardware. (3 messages)

Why Snow Leopard Should Be (Almost) Free -- Readers debate Adam's article questioning whether the next version of Mac OS X should be a free update. (35 messages)


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