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Opening a Folder from the Dock

Sick of the dock on Mac OS X Leopard not being able to open folders with a simple click, like sanity demands and like it used to be in Tiger? You can, of course click it, and then click again on Open in Finder, but that's twice as many clicks as it used to be. (And while you're at it, Control-click the folder, and choose both Display as Folder and View Content as List from the contextual menu. Once you have the content displaying as a list, there's an Open command right there, but that requires Control-clicking and choosing a menu item.) The closest you can get to opening a docked folder with a single click is Command-click, which opens its enclosing folder. However, if you instead put a file from the docked folder in the Dock, and Command-click that file, you'll see the folder you want. Of course, if you forget to press Command when clicking, you'll open the file, which may be even more annoying.

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Backup 3.0 Observations -- Readers look at what's new in Backup 3.0, and evaluate whether it's mature enough to replace more expensive applications such as Retrospect. (3 messages)

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StuffIt 10 -- Following Allume's release of StuffIt 10, a reader explains why he's not eager to upgrade. (1 message)

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Small/old cross-platform backup solution -- Repurposing older Apple hardware, a reader looks for advice on how to integrate a Windows XP machine into his backup system. (5 messages)

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Car options for iPod -- Several methods are available to play music from an iPod through a car's audio system, but which ones are recommended from tried-and-true experience? (14 messages)

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Classic in Panther vs Tiger (and HyperCard) -- After experiencing lots of bugs while running in Classic under Mac OS X 10.4, a reader wonders if it's possible to downgrade Classic by itself, or if a full operating system downgrade is required. (6 messages)

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How "free" is Opera? News that the Opera Web browser is now available without having to pay a license brings up the topic of how the company is able to turn a profit. (4 messages)

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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>