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Option-Click in Scroll Bars for Jump Scrolling

In Mac OS X in general, and thus in most native Mac OS X applications, hold down the Option key and click anywhere in a window's scroll bar to jump to that spot (rather than scrolling one screen). If you like this behavior, you can make it the default in the Appearance preference pane. For "Click in the scroll bar to:" select "Jump to here."


MacBook Pro Retina EFI Updates 1.2 and 1.3

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Apple has released two EFI firmware updates that provide targeted fixes for specific models of the recently released lineup of the MacBook Pro with Retina display (see “New Retina MacBook Pro Models Thinner, Lighter, and Cheaper,” 22 October 2013). EFI Update 1.2 is aimed at the high-end version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro model with Nvidia GeForce GT 750M graphics, addressing a rare problem that limits the performance of the Nvidia graphics processor after a system wake or boot. EFI Update 1.3 is directed at 13-inch models to fix an issue where the built-in keyboard and trackpad could become unresponsive. As always with firmware updates, we recommend relying on Software Update to ensure you get the firmware update for your specific model, and be careful not to interrupt the update process. (Free, 5.22/4.64 MB)


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Comments about MacBook Pro Retina EFI Updates 1.2 and 1.3
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MacBook Pro Retina EFI Updates 1.2 is being offered for 15" versions without the Nvidia card. There are several comments on other forums. I'm not installing it on my Intel Iris Pro model.

After 20 year on win doze, I bought a MBP yesterday and am once again on a MAC. A marvel! Windows 8 and touch screens on laptops drove the decision. Glad to see Tidbits is still around. I found it while searching for this subject.

Cheers, Don