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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.

 
 

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Computer Workstation Madness -- Does the new larger iMac create a bad viewing angle? Should computer workstations position computer monitors so you have to look down on the screen, like you're reading a book? (10 messages)


Flash Downloader -- A reader asks if there are any utilities for downloading streaming Flash video files. (2 messages)


Finder: 'select all' is inconsistent -- Selecting all messages in column view doesn't select what a reader expected, which led to his Mac launching 200 apps. (4 messages)

 

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