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Expand Finder Columns Quickly

Column view in the Finder is great for navigating through your disk's hierarchy, but the columns often aren't wide enough to show the full names of all the files. To expand a column to a width that will show all file names in their entirety, double-click the handle that you would normally drag to expand or shrink the column. To expand all the visible columns to that width, Option-double-click the handle.

 
 

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Mail archiving solutions -- So how do archive all those old email messages you've received? TidBITS Talk participants bandy about a variety of solutions. (9 messages)

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Uses for personal information managers -- In an attempt to define just why some people prefer NoteTaker to NoteBook, or vice versa, or why they may prefer something else entirely, we're attempting to ferret out just what it is people hope to get out of these programs. Join the discussion! (2 messages)

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FireVue and hard drive backups -- It turns out other have been looking at FireVue and other hard drive-based backup solutions. Worth a read if you're considering such an approach as well. (4 messages)

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Office X 10.1.4 problems -- Microsoft's recently released Office 10.1.4 upgrade comes with some highly welcome features for Entourage users who want to work with an Exchange server, but there may also be a few gotchas in the upgrade. (5 messages)

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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>