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Opening a Folder from the Dock

Sick of the dock on Mac OS X Leopard not being able to open folders with a simple click, like sanity demands and like it used to be in Tiger? You can, of course click it, and then click again on Open in Finder, but that's twice as many clicks as it used to be. (And while you're at it, Control-click the folder, and choose both Display as Folder and View Content as List from the contextual menu. Once you have the content displaying as a list, there's an Open command right there, but that requires Control-clicking and choosing a menu item.) The closest you can get to opening a docked folder with a single click is Command-click, which opens its enclosing folder. However, if you instead put a file from the docked folder in the Dock, and Command-click that file, you'll see the folder you want. Of course, if you forget to press Command when clicking, you'll open the file, which may be even more annoying.

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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

 

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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.