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File Email with a Key in Apple Mail

In Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later, you can use the simple and fun MsgFiler Mail plug-in to file Mail messages using keyboard shortcuts.

New in Apple Mail 4 (the 10.6 Snow Leopard version), to assign a keyboard shortcut to any mailbox on the Move To or Copy To submenu, you can also open the Keyboard pane of System Preferences, click Keyboard Shortcuts, and select Application Shortcuts in the list on the left. Click the + button, choose Mail from the Application pop-up menu, type the name of the mailbox in the Menu Title field, click in the Keyboard Shortcut field, and press the keystroke combination you want to use. Then click Add.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/16-May-05

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'Evil' Widgets in Dashboard -- Here we go again. It seems that it may not be entirely safe to download Dashboard widgets; read on for details. (8 messages)

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Moving between base stations under Tiger -- Moving between AirPort base stations while using Tiger may not work properly, but Apple knows about the problem. (1 message)

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Tiger's keys and cursors -- In Tiger, you can remap the Caps Lock key to be anything you want, and readers share other helpful suggestions about keys, buttons, and cursors. (2 messages)

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Power user features vs. whizz bang features -- Is Apple spending too much time on eye-candy features like Dashboard in favor of things that will make a difference to power users? And is that a bad thing? (7 messages)

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Reading NeXTstep disk -- What do you do if you have data on an old NeXTstep disk that you need? (4 messages)

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Mounting a Mac OS 9 network volume in Tiger -- Reports of problems using AppleShare over AppleTalk networks in Tiger leads to talk of how the two terms are often confused. (13 messages)

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Science applications on the Mac -- So what are Mac-based scientists using for experiment programming, publication-quality charts and graphs, and more? (7 messages)

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New File System in Tiger -- Does Tiger lock files differently than previous versions of Mac OS X to prevent multiple applications from changing the same file? Or not? (6 messages)

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Old PowerBook SCSI hard drives -- Can you pull data from an old SCSI laptop hard disk these days? Finding an adapter proves challenging. (2 messages)

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Spotlight and backups -- How will Tiger's new search utility affect the way we back up data? If everything is scattered about one's hard drive, can backup utilities handle an anticipated breakdown of hierarchical filing? (2 messages)

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