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Tired of navigating to a particular folder and having to switch to List View every time? With Finder in Leopard, you can set viewing preference for each individual folder. Just navigate to it, and set the view the way you want (Column, List, Icon, or Cover Flow). Then choose View > Show View Options (Command-J) and in the window that appears, select the Always Open In... checkbox.

 

 

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DealBITS Drawing: Tom Bihn Laptop Bags

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Want your PowerBook or iBook to have a well-padded home to protect it from the cruel outside world? It's worth checking out the laptop bags, backpacks, and briefcases from Tom Bihn, a maker of high-quality bags in the Pacific Northwest. (If you're in downtown Seattle, be sure to check out the first Tom Bihn retail store, located at 609 Second Avenue near Pioneer Square.) Tom Bihn himself has been designing bags for over 30 years, and manufacturing and selling them for over 20 years.

<http://www.tombihn.com/>

In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win a Tom Bihn Brain Bag, worth $130, and your choice of either a Monolith ($40) or Brain Cell ($50) laptop protector. Along with the one lucky winner, entrants will receive discounts on any Tom Bihn products when we announce the winner, so you have everything to gain by entering at the DealBITS page linked below. Be sure to read and agree to the drawing rules on that page, and rest assured that all information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy.

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We'll announce the winner in next week's issue of TidBITS, and we'll also notify everyone who enters individually.

 

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>