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Open a Finder Window with the App Switcher

If you don't have any Finder windows open and want to switch to the Finder and open a window in one fell swoop, bring up the app switcher with Command-Tab and tab over to the Finder icon. While still holding down Command, press the Option key, and then release the Command key. You're switched to the Finder, with a new default window open for you.

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Extensis Releases Suitcase 10.1

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Extensis Releases Suitcase 10 -- Extensis has released Suitcase 10.1, bringing its long-standing font management software to Mac OS X. In addition to features introduced earlier this year under Mac OS 9 (see "Suitcase 10 Delivered" in TidBITS-585), the update includes Suitcase Bridge, which activates and deactivates fonts for Classic applications. Suitcase 10.1 is a free upgrade for registered users of Suitcase 10; otherwise, the full version costs $100 and upgrades from previous versions cost $50. A time-limited demo is available in U.S. English, German, French as a 14.4 MB download. [JLC]

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
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
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>