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Open Files with Finder's App Switcher

Say you're in the Finder looking at a file and you want to open it with an application that's already running but which doesn't own that particular document. How? Switch to that app and choose File > Open? Too many steps. Choose Open With from the file's contextual menu? Takes too long, and the app might not be listed. Drag the file to the Dock and drop it onto the app's icon? The icon might be hard to find; worse, you might miss.

In Leopard there's a new solution: use the Command-Tab switcher. Yes, the Command-Tab switcher accepts drag-and-drop! The gesture required is a bit tricky. Start dragging the file in the Finder: move the file, but don't let up on the mouse button. With your other hand, press Command-Tab to summon the switcher, and don't let up on the Command key. Drag the file onto the application's icon in the switcher and let go of the mouse. (Now you can let go of the Command key too.) Extra tip: If you switch to the app beforehand, its icon in the Command-Tab switcher will be easy to find; it will be first (or second).

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8*24 GC Video Card Refund Program

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My apologies for losing this in my article database. On 15-May-92, Apple announced that they had identified a software bug in the 7.0 version of the GC Control Panel that ships with the 8*24 GC Video Card. Despite the fact that the video card provides accelerated graphics, it has to run with the 68040 caches disabled, a major pain for Quadra users. If you bought an 8*24 GC card for use with a Quadra or a VRAM Expansion Kit for your Quadra's 8*24 GC card, you can return the item for a cash refund from Apple through 30-Sep-92.

You don't have much time, but if you have a Federal Express number, Apple can FedEx you the forms, and you can FedEx everything back to them. They must receive everything by 30-Sep-92, which is why you must act fast. I'll bet Federal Express hates it when people use their name as a verb, just as Xerox hates it.

Contact Apple's fulfillment house at the number below between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time to request an 8*24 GC Video Card Refund Program Return Form. That form includes the instructions you'll need as well as packaging materials to return your card. You then pack up your card in their packaging materials (the offer is void if you use other packaging) along with copies of your invoices for your 8*24 GC Video Card and your Quadra (with the serial number clearly listed), the invoice for the VRAM Expansion Kit if you bought that, and the completed Return Form. Remember, time is of the essence!

Apple Fulfillment House -- 800/824-7779

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