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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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Speed Freaks -- Bob Nirenberg <RNIRENBE@us.oracle.com> points out a missing element in FAQtoids 001 about ISDN and serial port limitations.

I noticed you talked about the 115 Kbps limit for Mac serial port connections to ISDN, but you could have mentioned that some ISDN devices connect to your Mac via Ethernet, which relative to ISDN has unlimited capacity.

Another reader noted that you can buy and install cheap, high-speed serial cards in Macs that have card slots and achieve the same results without buying a GeoPort compatible device.

 

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