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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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Take Control News/25-Apr-05

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We're completely on track to release all four of our Tiger titles simultaneously with Tiger itself, and we've come up with yet another reason to upgrade - by getting one of the ebooks for free.

<http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/news/>

"Take Control of Upgrading to Tiger" Free with Tiger Purchase -- It's a safe bet that almost everyone who buys "Take Control of Upgrading to Tiger" will also be ordering Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger itself. So why not get the ebook for free? All you have to do is pre-order the ebook, click the Check for Updates button in your pre-order copy to find a coupon code worth $5 off at Small Dog Electronics, and then use the coupon when you buy Tiger from Small Dog. They'll even throw in some Vermont maple syrup (in a bottle, presumably)!

<http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/tiger- upgrading.html>

 

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>