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Open a Finder Window with the App Switcher

If you don't have any Finder windows open and want to switch to the Finder and open a window in one fell swoop, bring up the app switcher with Command-Tab and tab over to the Finder icon. While still holding down Command, press the Option key, and then release the Command key. You're switched to the Finder, with a new default window open for you.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 26 October 2009

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International preferences not being read by applications -- A reader running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger finds that some applications are not honoring international preferences. (2 messages)


New MacBook vs. MacBook Pro -- Readers debate whether the new MacBook is a worthy addition to the portable line, or if it's too feature-limited. (9 messages)


Used Mac Prices -- Looking for a used Mac mini, a reader discovers that prices are unexpectedly high. (8 messages)

 

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