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Fun Way to Send Attachments in Mail

If you're working in a file that you want to attach to a message in Apple Mail, you can transfer the file to Mail easily: From the title bar of the file's window, drag the little proxy icon to Mail's icon on the Dock. Your Mac will make Mail the active application and open a new outgoing message, with the file attached.

(If your icon won't drag, the file probably isn't saved.)

 
 

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Book News -- I haven't completed my book about connecting to the Internet from a Mac, but the major creative work is done, and I'm finishing the back matter now. I think this book will be extremely cool, and I hope to reprint some of the text here, although it will take some rewording to remove screen shot references. I have full chapters on the four major ways to gain Internet access - email through a BBS or commercial service like CompuServe, terminal access on a Unix machine, UUCP access using the three main UUCP programs for the Mac, and finally MacTCP access, expressly covering SLIP usage as well. The contents of the disk may surprise you (and I don't want to say anything concrete until all the papers have been signed), and for those not already on the Internet, there will be an immediate access method.

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>