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Go Back and Forth Fast in Preview

If you're reading a PDF in Apple's Preview software, and you follow a bookmark or an internal link to move around within the PDF, you can quickly return to where you were by pressing the keyboard shortcut Command-[ (that's Command-Left Bracket). Or, you can choose Go > Back.

The command works iteratively, so you can go back to just the previously viewed page or if you issue the command again, to the page before that, and so on. There's also an equivalent Go > Forward (Command-]).

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 9 November 2009

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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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