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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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Apple Motion Ignored after Lodsys Patent Troll Settlements

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Since 2011, patent troll Lodsys has been shaking down small iOS developers over patents. Apple attempted to intervene, arguing in a 2011 motion that it had already licensed the patents in question and developers were covered under Apple’s license. However, U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap has now dismissed Apple’s motion because the defendants in the case have all settled. Help us, Martha Stewart, you are our only hope. Unless, that is, Apple were to go on the offensive, as Gilstrap suggests: “Nothing about the Court’s decision prevents Apple from filing an original declaratory judgment action, in a venue of its choosing, whereby each named developer and patent holder have an opportunity to defend themselves in open court.”favicon follow link

 

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David Emery  2013-10-01 07:33
The Ars article represents a misunderstanding of the legal situation. IANAL, but I have some understanding of "intervenors" (don't ask why, it's an unhappy place.) Apple was applying to intervene on the behalf of some app developers. But those developers previously signed settlements with Lodsys. The court ruled that, since the app developers had already settled, -Apple had no standing to intervene-.

All it takes is for Lodsys to sue a new app developer, for that developer to not settle, and then Apple will have standing to apply to intervene.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-10-01 08:43
Yes, although Apple is saying that the Lodsys technique of suing and then settling quickly makes it difficult or impossible to intervene. It's possible that the Martha Stewart case would be a good one, since she seems unlikely to settle.

Or, as I've now edited the piece, Apple could sue Lodsys directly, as the judge suggests.