New URL Format -- We've finally bowed to pressure and will be listing URLs with angle brackets around them, starting next week with TidBITS-316. We've resisted making this change because our previous URL style was almost completely unambiguous, and we didn't want to add unnecessary characters to each URL. But, with more and more programs wanting URLs to be delimited with angle brackets, we figure this change will make TidBITS easier to read. Note that we still won't give email addresses with the mailto URL format. It's just too ugly (especially in running text) and takes up too much space. Email addresses, especially when delimited with angle brackets, are unambiguous without the mailto part of the URL format. We wanted to call attention to this change so that anyone who has written scripts that depend on the way we write URLs can modify their work before next week. [ACE]
Option-Click in Scroll Bars for Jump Scrolling
In Mac OS X in general, and thus in most native Mac OS X applications, hold down the Option key and click anywhere in a window's scroll bar to jump to that spot (rather than scrolling one screen). If you like this behavior, you can make it the default in the Appearance preference pane. For "Click in the scroll bar to:" select "Jump to here."
- The Incredible Shrinking URL (06 Feb 06)
Published in TidBITS 315.
Subscribe to our weekly email edition.
- Chat with Tonya
- Smart Licensing Move
- Beta Java Development Kit Released for Mac
- Cyberdog Beta Available for Power Macs
- Shockwave Beta 1 Netscape Plug-In
- Corel "Quadrupling" Mac Team
- Netscape Live3D
- Royal Software Acquires Heizer
- Reviews Survey
- Man Wins... This Time
- The Telecommunications Act: The Good, Bad, and Unknown