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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/28-Jul-03

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AirPort Extreme and 802.11g gear -- Recent articles about using non-Apple gear for 802.11g wireless networking prompted readers to share their experiences with a variety of inexpensive wireless PC Cards. (5 messages)

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Importing/exporting Safari bookmarks -- Safari can import bookmarks from Internet Explorer and Netscape/Mozilla browsers, but the process isn't always straightforward. Check here for some solutions. (4 messages)

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Cleaning screens -- So what is the best way to clean an LCD screen on a laptop or other Apple monitor? Suggestions have been made, but no conclusions have been reached. (3 messages)

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Feature requests for iChat AV -- iChat AV isn't perfect, but what would make sense to add to Apple's audio and video chatting application without causing it to lose focus on what it does well? (5 messages)

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iBook battery problems -- The search is still on for why some iBook batteries won't charge properly under revisions to Mac OS X 10.2. In this ongoing discussion, a few readers report success getting batteries replaced, and point to other Web pages about extending battery life for Li-ion batteries. (13 messages)

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