Chimera Becomes Camino -- For legal reasons, the Mac OS X open source Web browser known as Chimera has been renamed Camino, and the team has released version 0.7. New features in Camino 0.7 include a Download Manager, compatibility with URL Manager Pro thanks to support for the Menu Sharing Protocol, a global history of visited sites in the sidebar, a Send Link menu item for mailing links, support for dragging of images and links to other applications and to the Desktop, the capability to show local FTP and Web servers via Rendezvous, and many more improvements that you can read about in the full release notes. Although I like Camino's tabbed browsing and sprightly performance, after living with Camino as my default browser for a week, I find myself longing for Safari's raw speed and Google search field, and for Internet Explorer's subscriptions and industry-leading URL auto-completion. Still, it's great to see the Camino team continuing to add features and improve the browser - competition helps the entire field continue to evolve and improve. Camino 0.7 is a 7.6 MB download. [ACE]
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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