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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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Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4

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Microsoft has updated Office 2011 to version 14.4.4, a short but sweet maintenance release that should alleviate a few frustrations. The update improves keyboard language detection in Word to prevent incorrect updates, and adds descriptions for supported account types in Outlook to help you choose correctly when configuring an Office 365 account. It also fixes an issue in PowerPoint that caused slides to display random artifacts when displayed in Presenter View mode on a screen with a high resolution (such as a 4K monitor). (Free update from the Microsoft Download Center or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 113 MB, release notes, 10.5+)

 

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planeten.paultje@mac.com  2014-08-31 02:26
And as always with M$, this installer is a complete and utter fuck-up! It runs through the procedure until it says it will need another minute and then it stalls with all cores at full blast. Had to kill it, but restarting it is no use as it then reports to be waiting for another installer to finish. Which doesn't. All cores are still at maximum load.

Considering my experience with the Win7 morass I'm not the least bit surprised.

I'm off now shutting down my mac.......

Update:
Couldn't just shut down my mac, it refused to do so due to an ongoing installation, which was going on forever. I had to do a cold reboot. Tried the whole procedure again, but with the exact same result.
After this I ran Disk Utility which reported repairs were needed (of course) on my disk structure. After the repair cycle from my Recovery Partition (big thanks to Apple for this!), I checked if Office 2011 would still work. Lo and behold, it had been updated and was working properly!?!

Big DUH to M$!
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Salvatore Johnson  2014-09-11 14:32
I also had problems. Uploaded the new office and three days later Word wouldn't open. I had to go to the site and redo the instal on 14.4.4.

Just wondering when the new office for Mac is coming out???
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Andy Scott  2014-10-04 01:19
Wow! This is great news Agen. I was thinking of upgrading my Microsoft tools to the recent one but it is not included in the budget. This will greatly help me out. Thank you for your wonderful post!
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