Matias Sponsoring TidBITS -- We're pleased to announce our latest long-term sponsor, Matias Corporation, makers of the Tactile Pro Keyboard, and the Laptop Armor and iPod Armor hardshell cases. Matias first caught our attention back in 2001 with their Half Keyboard, an unusual halved QWERTY keyboard that used the spacebar as a modifier key to access the missing keys. Although neat enough to warrant mention in consecutive Macworld Superlatives articles, the Half Keyboard was attractive primarily in very specific situations (such as when portable data entry to a Palm OS handheld was necessary), and it's great to see Matias devoting their design sensibility to more mainstream products like the Tactile Pro Keyboard and the two hardshell cases. We've been impressed both with Matias's products and the company itself, so we couldn't be happier to include Matias among our select group of sponsors. [ACE]
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.