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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/05-Jul-04

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The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design.

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Tiger: Performance, Stability, Security -- The preview of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger features at WWDC prompts discussion of how the operating system's performance will be improved. (4 messages)

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Apple copying small developers -- The new Dashboard feature in Tiger has a lot in common with Konfabulator. To what extent is Apple copying programs from small developers, and should the company be paying for them? The consensus is that the situation isn't as simple as it may have initially appeared. (30 messages)

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HFS+ on Tiger? Readers make the case for and against case-sensitivity in filenames, and how the operating system recognizes files. (28 messages)

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