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Option-Click in Scroll Bars for Jump Scrolling

In Mac OS X in general, and thus in most native Mac OS X applications, hold down the Option key and click anywhere in a window's scroll bar to jump to that spot (rather than scrolling one screen). If you like this behavior, you can make it the default in the Appearance preference pane. For "Click in the scroll bar to:" select "Jump to here."

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/01-Mar-04

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FTP in the Finder -- Apple's built-in FTP client still doesn't seem to be fully implemented, leading to a discussion of other FTP software. (27 messages)

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Synchronization Software? What's the best way to synchronize your data among multiple Macs? (9 messages)

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Thoth Software Closes Down -- The maker of a popular Usenet newsreader is shuttered, but the act sparks a discussion of other newsreader software. (17 messages)

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System level databases -- Many Apple programs, such as Address Book, hint at the value of working with system-level databases that are shared by many applications. Readers debate how a more comprehensive relational database, versus the existing filesystem, would work. (6 messages)

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