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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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Credit Card Companies Pressure PayPal to Censor Ebook Publishers

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TechDirt has solid coverage of the latest news in Internet censorship — credit card companies are pressuring PayPal to force ebook publisher Smashwords to stop selling titles whose themes may be deemed obscene. Put simply, this is wrong. Who appointed credit card companies the arbiters of what speech is acceptable?favicon follow link

 

Comments about Credit Card Companies Pressure PayPal to Censor Ebook Publishers

Michelle Steiner  2012-03-05 17:14
I think that PayPal is lying about being forced by the credit card companies.
concerned person  2012-03-06 15:39
Paypal is doing this for economic reasons. It is well known that there are higher chargebacks on purchases of racy literature. Credit card companies can charge sellers higher rates for this, so if Paypal allows these sales, their credit card rates will go up on all credit card sales, not just the ones for these books.