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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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iTunes 9.1.1

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iTunes 9.1.1 reportedly improves overall stability and performance while addressing a number of unspecified stability and usability issues regarding VoiceOver and Genius Mixes. The update also fixes a problem related to syncing while simultaneously converting songs to the 128 Kbps AAC format. Apple appears to have done some additional quiet releases, so if you're having any trouble with iTunes 9.1.1, download a fresh copy and reinstall to make sure you have the latest version. (Free, 93 MB)


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Scott Goldman  2010-04-29 11:41
It also prompts "Updating Files" that, on my system, is now in the 10th hour of updating/syncing. I find this to be an absurd mechanism for updating an entire library as mine is modest (about 20 GB) compared to heavy users.

Caveat emptor.
Gregory Harding  2010-04-29 16:32
HUM... I upgraded on two different Mac's, one with close to 20 GB of music. The Updating Files part of the upgrade lasted minutes.
barefootguru  2010-04-29 12:32
Note Apple have issued two releases of 9.1: and (on the 29th). I can't see a way to differentiate them on either the download page or disk image. .11 fixes the lyrics and .12 the syncing.
Scott Goldman  2010-04-29 20:59
Hmmm... mine shows 9.1.11 and indicates no update available. I'll keep looking and thanks for the heads-up on that.
Scott Goldman  2010-04-30 10:24
Following up on my earlier comment I went directly to the iTunes download page and downloaded the latest version, which does appear as instead of .11; the "Check for Update" does not, as stated above, indicate there is an update available.

I installed the .12 version of iTunes and launched it. It took about a minute to update/upgrade my library and then I started syncing my iPhone. More than 200 songs have synced in 10 minutes - about 10X the speed using the .11 version.

I strongly recommend that everyone download the .12 version if they are having any problems with .11. If not, well, don't fix what ain't broke.

Thanks to everyone here (and in other forums) for their help in figuring this out.
DogCow  2010-04-29 12:33
I had hoped that Apple would address the "Mark All Played" issue that that was removed when iTunes was bumped up to version 9. This menu command changes the status of unplayed podcasts to played. If too many podcasts remain unplayed, iTunes thinks that you are no longer interested in that title and your subscribtion stops.

In the past, resetting the played/unplayed status was as quick and easy as selecting all podcasts, Then marking them played. With iTunes 9, each podcast needs to be selected indivully and marked unplayed.

Many had hoped that Apple would return this functionality to iTunes. This helps me get podcasts on my MacBook Pro, listen to some partialy, then drag the rest to my iPhone and mark them all as played so I'll see the next batch by the litthe blue dot just to the left in the iTunes menu.

Let's hope Apple get's around to including this small but usefull menu item in the next iTunes update.
nerkles  2010-05-03 08:41
I had to downgrade back to 9.1 because 9.1.1 would crash 75% of the way through "Updating Library". I hope the next version fixes this mess.