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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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As we noted not long ago in “MacTech Boot Camp Adds Four More Cities” (18 February 2011), the MacTech Boot Camp conferences are going on the road, with events scheduled for Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago in the next four months. Having them throughout the country should make it easier for people to attend without requiring significant travel. MacTech Boot Camp conferences cover topics aimed at helping consultants and support techs who work with home and small office users.

MacTech Boot Camp Dallas is fast approaching on 27 April 2011 at the Hyatt Regency DFW, and Boston isn’t far behind on 18 May 2011 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. (Los Angeles is scheduled for 27 July 2011 and Chicago for 31 August 2011.)

Although the $200 discount for early bird registrations is no longer available for the Dallas or Boston events, TidBITS readers can get the equivalent of the $295 early bird pricing using this special link.

And, like the initial MacTech Boot Camp conference last January in San Francisco, there will be a special Apple Certification Testing session the day before the MacTech Boot Camp conference, complete with a proctor-moderated group study session beforehand for last-minute studying. Attendees can take any current Apple Training exam, and the regular $299 price drops to $199 for MacTech Boot Camp attendees.


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