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Compare More Easily in Apple Mail

In Apple Mail, if you need to work back and forth between two different views of Mail's mailbox contents, you can do so quite easily. For example, you might want to look at a mailbox holding all filtered-in sales orders from the past week while also looking at a smart mailbox showing unanswered customer questions.

To avoid constantly clicking between mailbox views and losing your context each time, choose File > New Viewer window to get a second window and then arrange each window as desired.


Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 04-May-09

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Recurring permissions errors -- Intego VirusBarrier is causing permissions errors, but there doesn't appear to be a real problem. (7 messages)

iPhone FROM Down Under -- A reader shares the experience of using an iPhone under contract with Telstra in Australia in other parts of the world, including usage fees. (4 messages)

Using a Legacy iMac -- What limitations are you bound to run into when using an old translucent-body iMac today? (15 messages)

A Few Thoughts after 19 Years of TidBITS -- Readers share their thoughts and experiences related to reading TidBITS and using computers for nearly two decades. (11 messages)

Switching data plans to/from iPhone and Blackberry -- Is it possible to test third-party applications on the iPhone and BlackBerry devices without paying for separate data plans? (2 messages)

Windows Alternative -- ReactOS is an upstart alternative to Microsoft Windows that may run Windows applications in the future, but its implementation for now leaves much to be desired. (15 messages)

Weird 10.4 problem -- The Finder should not be appearing as the frontmost application every two minutes; Activity Monitor identified Firefox on a reader's Mac as the culprit. (5 messages)

Achieving Email Bliss with IMAP, Gmail, and Apple Mail -- Readers bring up queries about using Gmail's IMAP mode with Apple Mail. (14 messages)

Expunging old addresses in Apple Mail -- Mail's Previous Recipients list is responsible for bringing up an old email address even after it had apparently been deleted elsewhere. (3 messages)

Beware the GPS Thieves -- GPS units left in the car could conceivably lead thieves back to your house; take the GPS with you! (2 messages)


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