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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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TextExpander 4.0.1

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Smile has released TextExpander 4.0.1, a maintenance follow-up for the recently updated typing shortcut utility with a modicum of fixes and improvements. The release restores transparency to menu bar icon, makes the checkbox label clickable for optional section fill-ins, and updates its help section for Japanese and Italian localizations. Additionally, equality abbreviations in the Symbol group now end with two equal signs (such as “>==”). It’s rounded out by many other unnamed minor fixes and improvements. ($34.95 new with a 20-percent discount for TidBITS members, $15 upgrade (free for purchases after 15 January 2012), free update, 8.5 MB)

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Put more effort into creative thought and less into repetitive typing with TextExpander 4, the award-winning text expansion utility from Smile. Whether you want to type faster or you already use TextExpander but want to harness its power more fully, let author Michael Cohen help you save time and lead you to typing nirvana.

 

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Comments about TextExpander 4.0.1

robert blunt  2012-08-10 00:05
HI there. The other day on Mac Break Weekly, Leo was doing an add for Smile software regarding Textexpander. He mentioned that TidBits had made some great snippets that can be shared . Is this true? If so how can I get some Thanks.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-08-10 09:18
I suspect Leo was talking about the TidBITS AutoCorrect Dictionary, which is available within TextExpander as a predefined group. Choose File > Add Predefined Group... and select it.

Here's where that dictionary comes from.

http://tidbits.com/article/6103
robert blunt  2012-08-10 19:58
Thanks Adam. I'll check it out. I hope to see you on Mac Break Weekly in the near future.