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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.

 
 

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 12

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Apple has released Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 12 for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, which updates Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_39 in order to secure systems from vulnerabilities reported in Java 1.6.0_37. If you haven’t installed the Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 9 or any of the subsequent releases, the update configures Web browsers to not automatically run Java and deactivates it after no app activity for an extended time. This update requires Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8. It’s available via Software Update and direct download, and Apple reminds you to quit any Web browsers and Java applications before installing either one. (Free, 72.7 MB)

 

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Comments about Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 12

Sara French  2013-02-04 15:31
I disabled Java in all of my browsers a couple of weeks ago. Am I better off sticking with that arrangement? Or should I go ahead and download this update? Thanks for your help.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-02-04 15:51
As long as Java is disabled in your browsers, it's probably not super important, though the safest route would be to let Software Update in Snow Leopard install the update if it wants to, and then make sure Java is disabled again.
Sara French  2013-02-04 19:41
Thanks very much, Adam.
DJ Parent  2013-02-05 17:58
My Calendar Events all disappeared after I installed update 12.