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Open URLs Quickly from BBEdit

If you're working on a bit of text (HTML or otherwise) in BBEdit, and you see a URL that you'd like to open, the fastest way is to Command-click it. Most BBEdit users probably already know this tip, but if you don't, it's a huge time-saver. (The same trick works in BBEdit's free little brother, TextWrangler.)

 

 

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Remember This! In response to my rhetorical question asking if there is anything bad about Conflict Catcher (see TidBITS-393), L. Carl Pedersen <l.carl.pedersen@dartmouth.edu> noted that it's a very bad thing that such an elaborate tool as Conflict Catcher is useful and necessary. Technology should make our lives easier, and although there's no question that technology enables us to do far more than ever before (something like TidBITS, for instance, is inconceivable without inexpensive and powerful computers, software, and communications technologies), we spend too much time on maintenance, troubleshooting, and upgrades. Those who design hardware, software, and communications systems should keep simplicity and elegance in mind at all times. [ACE]

 

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