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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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Dropbox 1.1.40

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Online storage service Dropbox has updated its eponymous client software to Dropbox 1.1.40, bringing back to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion status badges on Dropbox-managed files and folders so you can tell whether or not they’re updated. It also fixes a rare problem where certain Mac OS X machines wouldn’t upload files automatically. In theory, Dropbox is supposed to update itself, but it often doesn’t, in our experience, so it’s worth getting this update manually if you’re using Lion. (Free, 17.6 MB)

 

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Alan Forkosh  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2011-08-19 20:13
Is the latest version really on the website? The version of Dropbox on my Lion-updated Macs is 1.2.27 with a modification date of 8/17/2011 (2 days ago).
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-08-19 20:15
The 1.2 branch is only for testing, from what I can tell from their Web site. 1.1.40 is now the latest stable build.
M. Perry  2011-08-22 16:27
Yeah, it can take a long time for DropBox to auto-update. I'm still at 1.1.35. I wish they'd give us an Update Now option.