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Open Files with Finder's App Switcher

Say you're in the Finder looking at a file and you want to open it with an application that's already running but which doesn't own that particular document. How? Switch to that app and choose File > Open? Too many steps. Choose Open With from the file's contextual menu? Takes too long, and the app might not be listed. Drag the file to the Dock and drop it onto the app's icon? The icon might be hard to find; worse, you might miss.

In Leopard there's a new solution: use the Command-Tab switcher. Yes, the Command-Tab switcher accepts drag-and-drop! The gesture required is a bit tricky. Start dragging the file in the Finder: move the file, but don't let up on the mouse button. With your other hand, press Command-Tab to summon the switcher, and don't let up on the Command key. Drag the file onto the application's icon in the switcher and let go of the mouse. (Now you can let go of the Command key too.) Extra tip: If you switch to the app beforehand, its icon in the Command-Tab switcher will be easy to find; it will be first (or second).

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Thunderbolt Display Connection Possibilities

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Can a MacBook Pro run one Thunderbolt Display or two? How about a MacBook Air? A Mac mini? An iMac? The answers vary per model, as Macworld’s James Galbraith explains in this review of Apple’s new Thunderbolt Display.favicon follow link

 

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Tommy Friedmann  2011-09-26 23:46
I don't know if it is relevant, but there are at least two Apple Thunderbolt Displays: I bought one in July and it came with a Thunderbolt, USB and Magsafe cables but it only has three USB ports, no Thuderbolt or Firewire ports.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-09-27 13:34
I don't exactly know how to check this (poke around in System Profiler), but I strongly suspect what you have there is an LED Cinema Display which has USB ports but not FireWire or Thunderbolt.

I can find no indication anywhere that there are multiple Thunderbolt Display models out there.

Perhaps it was mis-boxed?