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Go Back and Forth Fast in Preview

If you're reading a PDF in Apple's Preview software, and you follow a bookmark or an internal link to move around within the PDF, you can quickly return to where you were by pressing the keyboard shortcut Command-[ (that's Command-Left Bracket). Or, you can choose Go > Back.

The command works iteratively, so you can go back to just the previously viewed page or if you issue the command again, to the page before that, and so on. There's also an equivalent Go > Forward (Command-]).

 
 

Quiz Preview: Bigger is Better

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Quiz Preview: Bigger is Better -- When the Mac debuted in 1984, it featured a 9-inch black and white display that was 512 pixels wide and 342 pixels high, and the density and graphical fidelity of that display compared to other computers was part of the Mac's eventual success. These days, iMacs have 15-inch displays and default to a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels; a logical display almost four and a half times larger than the original Macintosh. Plainly, a larger display with a greater display area is beneficial because you can see and do more simultaneously. So, this week's quiz asks what you can do to see more on your Mac's desktop. We'll give you a hint: it doesn't necessarily involve acquiring a new Mac, a new monitor, or new add-ons - or even installing software. Test your knowledge on our home page, and we'll cover the correct answer next week! [GD]

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