Old Starter Kits Now Online -- Last week a reader commented that he couldn't find the online versions of my Internet Starter Kit books (3rd edition Mac, 2nd edition Windows 3.1) at Macmillan Computer Publishing's site due to yet another reorganization. Rather than trying to track people down there and get redirects working for the umpteenth time, I've posted the full text of these books on the TidBITS Web site. The basic discussion of the Internet is probably still more or less accurate, although the details about programs are wildly out of date. But even that old information might be useful for anyone trying to set up or troubleshoot Internet connections on an old Mac or PC. I know I refer back to the books every so often when I can't remember how to configure MacTCP or MacPPP. I hope people continue to derive utility from these books, despite their age. [ACE]
Open Links from Apple Mail in the Background
If an email message in Mail includes a Web link which you'd prefer to check out after you've read all your mail, and you don't want to hunt for the link later, Command-click the link in the message to open a browser window in the background. Mail remains the foreground application, and the browser window can wait till you're ready.
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