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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/03-Oct-05

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XPostFacto 4 experiences -- A reader looks for real-world experience with the software for installing Mac OS X on unsupported systems. (2 messages)

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File copy program -- Readers discuss various backup/synchronization tools, from those built into Mac OS X's Unix underpinnings to commercial products. (12 message)

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Movies, advertising & product placements -- When you see a Mac in a movie or advertisement, did Apple pay for it? And how prevalent is product placement these days? (The ice industry must have scored well with March of the Penguins!) (7 messages)

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Issues with .Mac groups -- A reader points out discrepancies among which users can access .Mac groups, leading to confusion. (1 message)

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An *EASY* "alarm clock" program? With oodles of processing power and the latest electronics, is it really so hard to use an iBook as a simple alarm clock? A number of possibilities are available. (5 messages)

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Search for the ultimate keyboard -- Readers weigh in with their recommendations. (13 messages)

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