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New Documents in Snow Leopard's TextEdit

In the Snow Leopard version of TextEdit, you can now create a new document by Control-clicking TextEdit's Dock icon (when it's running), and choosing New Document from the pop-up menu. This isn't a major feature, of course, since you can also just press Command-N while in TextEdit, but consider Control-clicking other applications' Dock icons to see what functions they might make available.

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Sony to Discontinue Floppy Disk Sales

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The end of an era is approaching. In March 2011, Sony will discontinue sales of 3.5-inch floppy disks in Japan; apart from a few niche markets, worldwide sales of floppy disks were halted in March 2010. It's not really surprising, and one friend noted in Twitter that it was more interesting to realize that Sony has still been making floppies all this time (other manufacturers have already left the market). The last Mac to support a floppy drive - the PowerBook (FireWire) via a media bay - debuted in February 2000 and was discontinued in January 2001.Generic Globefollow link

 

Comments about Sony to Discontinue Floppy Disk Sales

cynthia  2010-05-01 07:01
I know it sounds dorky, but I had a "funeral" for the floppy disk.

I filmed the entire thing:

http://www.thecynch.com/video-funeral-for-a-floppy/

-Cynthia
Derek Currie  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2010-05-05 01:26
A reminder to folks who still use old apps and data from floppies: Go through your entire collection and create disk images of everything and keep them in permanent storage. Floppies go bad with time and gradually get tossed in the rubbish. Seeing as there essentially are no more sources for new floppies, you might as well have disk images saved that you can open on your olde Macs whenever you need them.