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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/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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