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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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Skype 5.8.0.865

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Updating to version 5.8.0.865, Skype for Mac adds several user interface improvements as well as support for the upcoming release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The update includes an improved Contacts Monitor (which can be more compactly resized when using other applications), automatic reorientation of mobile video calls when the mobile device switches between landscape and portrait views, the addition of a keyboard shortcut for controlling volume, and an SMS button in the conversation input field. Skype Premium subscribers also get improved screen sharing with the addition of simultaneous video call and screen sharing views. For a complete overview of the improvements, see this Skype Garage blog post for the release notes. (Free, 23.3 MB)

 

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Comments about Skype 5.8.0.865

Richard Smith  2012-06-21 02:01
It also follows the lead of Google's Chrome, and Adobe's Flash, to add automatic self updating.
Pablo Rojo  2012-06-24 11:00
Any idea why Skype acct passwords cannot be accessed in Keychain any longer? This seems a bizarre reversal of control over a part of an 'admin' account. How can I get control back from Skype (v5.8.0.865) app? (It LOOKS normal in Keychain, but just try to copy or edit it! 'Token' owns it, not you!)
Tom Robinson  2012-06-24 16:22
It's been like that since at least 2006 :-) (That's when my one was last modified). It's in the login keychain, so owned by you, but Skype's storing their custom details in the Account and Password fields. Annoying and non-standard, but nothing you can do. I have a second Skype entry that Safari uses for logging in to the website, so that's what I use for viewing my password.