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In Apple Mail, if you need to work back and forth between two different views of Mail's mailbox contents, you can do so quite easily. For example, you might want to look at a mailbox holding all filtered-in sales orders from the past week while also looking at a smart mailbox showing unanswered customer questions.

To avoid constantly clicking between mailbox views and losing your context each time, choose File > New Viewer window to get a second window and then arrange each window as desired.

 
 

iPhoto ’11 9.2.1

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Hot on the heels of the iCloud-enabled iPhoto ’11 9.2 comes iPhoto 9.2.1, which fixes a single important bug that caused iPhoto to crash if the 3ivxVideoCodec plug-in was installed. There are no other changes, but it’s well worth getting this update to avoid unexpected crashes should you ever end up with the 3ivxVideoCodec plug-in. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 357.18 MB)

 

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Comments about iPhoto ’11 9.2.1
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Why has apple software update checker not notified me that this was available in the weekly checks...this came out in October?

I love and hate iPhoto...amazing potential and sophomoric GUI and stability.

I just checked the Software Update checker..."you are up to date".

App Store says you have an update.

This has happened too many times.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-12-15 05:46
I'm not sure how the Mac App Store integration works with Apple apps, honestly, since all of mine came from DVD originally, so I get update warnings from Software Update (and the App Store app just badges itself to indicate updates are available). That said, iPhoto has, in Preferences > General, an option to check for updates on its own (at least in my DVD copy); assuming that's in the Mac App Store copy too, it should alert you to new versions on launch.