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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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In/Out Server System 7 Compatible

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Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc.

PrairieSoft, a small Iowa-based software company that was formed to take over support and development of several CE Software products last year (see TidBITS #188), has released instructions for setting up an In/Out server on a System 7 computer. The server component for the people-tracking software was previously supported only under System 6, though the client software was already System 7 compatible.

In/Out provides the network equivalent of a company's wall-mounted in/out board, displaying a list of people, whether they're in or out, and if they're out, where they are and when they'll return. The software can also be instructed to notify users when a particular person leaves or returns. In/Out can also be used to track resources, such as conference rooms or company delivery vans. PrairieSoft says that one In/Out customer, a typesetting agency, even uses the software to keep track of what kind of paper or other media is loaded in their Linotronic imaging device and their LaserWriter printer.

The company says that the installer utility provided with In/Out 1.0.2 may be used with System 7, but should be instructed not to modify the system heap size when it offers to do so. The In/Out Server control panel can be left in the System Folder, or moved to the Extensions folder so it will load before the In/Out client extension, if that is installed on the same computer. An alias to the control panel may be placed in the Control Panels folder for ease of access.

The CEToolbox extension installed by the In/Out installation process should be moved from the System Folder into the Extensions folder, unless there is a newer version already there. (CEToolbox is included with several CE Software products, and is licensed for use with some other companies' products. Version 1.7.1 is current.) The latest version of CEToolbox should always be used.

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Lastly, the AppleTalk file installed in the System Folder by the In/Out installer is unnecessary under System 7 and may be discarded.

PrairieSoft, Inc. -- 515-225-3720 -- 515-225-4122
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