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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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Unix Setext Viewer

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Those of you who read TidBITS or other setext files on Unix boxes may wish to check out a prototype setext viewer now posted at <sumex-aim.stanford.edu> for anonymous FTP as

info-mac/text/setext-viewer-02-unix.txt

This 13K program, sv-02, requires System 5 and the curses library. It will not run on a Macintosh, except perhaps under A/UX. Oguz Isikli, a graduate student at Bilkent University in Turkey, wrote the code. Oguz ported the parsing engine from Akif Eyler's Easy View, and Oguz based the user interface on the Unix Gopher client.

Oguz and Akif do not consider sv-02 complete, and are looking for comments, suggestions, and possibly source code contributions to the project.

Although anyone who knows enough about how to compile a program under Unix probably knows how to deal with uudecode, uncompress, tar, and so on, Akif provided the following instructions for defunking the file. Since the sumex moderators changed the name, you may wish to rename it to sv-02.tar.Z.uue before starting out.

Instructions for defunking:

uudecode sv-02.tar.Z.uue
uncompress sv-02.tar.Z
tar -xvf sv-02.tar
cd sv-0.2
make
sv tidbits-184.etx
-- Information from:
Akif Eyler -- eyler@trbilun.bitnet

 

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