April 16th, 1998 marks the eighth anniversary of TidBITS, continuing our streak as one of the longest running edited publications on the Internet. We started publishing in April of 1990 and have released a total of 425 weekly issues since then. If you're interested in reading more about our history, the two articles to check out are "TidBITS History" in TidBITS 222 and "TidBITS 7.0" in TidBITS 375.
Spacebar Magnifies Photos in iPhoto '08
In iPhoto '08, you can choose whether double-clicking on a photo will edit it or magnify it. I prefer my double-clicks to edit photos, but every now and then it's nice to magnify a photo. To do that, even when double-click is set to edit, just select the photo and press the Spacebar.
TidBITS Turns Eight
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and