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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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The Complete TidBITS on the Web

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Thanks to the tireless, assiduous efforts of Matt Neuburg <matt@tidbits.com>, every TidBITS issue - from the present day all the way back to TidBITS-001 from April of 1990 - is now available online in HTML format. Matt has done a stunning job converting our old setext issues to HTML format (using a set of Nisus Writer macros - the conversion was heavily automated), and these files represent a major step toward making our library of past material more accessible and useful.

<http://www.tidbits.com/tb-issues/>

To access any particular issue, you can use a URL in the form:

http://www.tidbits.com/tb-issues/TidBITS- xxx.html

...where "xxx" is the issue number of the issue you wish to view, such as "030" (note the leading zero) or "200".

Taking a stroll down TidBITS' memory lane can reveal some real gems, such as the first TidBITS April Fools article that turned into a real product (TidBITS-114), Matt's first prescient appearance in TidBITS-095 (and my own nondescript premiere much later in TidBITS-167). Other classics include Mark Anbinder's stint keeping the TidBITS fires burning during Adam and Tonya's original move to Seattle in 1991, the almost unbelievable lineage of the classic computer game Adventure detailed by Mel Park in TidBITS-229, and TidBITS-300, listing 300 reasons the Mac is great. And, of course - since we measure all things by issue number here at TidBITS - I should note Adam and Tonya were married in TidBITS-062.

We owe Matt a tremendous debt of gratitude for converting this material to HTML - and we aren't stopping here! We plan to offer an improved table of contents for these issues shortly, and eventually hope to implement Web-based indexes and searching capabilities for TidBITS issues.

 

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