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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/17-Oct-05

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iDisk Performance -- Slow performance when accessing files on an iDisk prompts discussion of alternatives. (3 messages)

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10.4 vs 10.3.9 -- An owner of a new Mac mini is unhappy with Tiger; can he downgrade to Panther? As part of the discussion, readers offer solutions for improving performance, disabling Dashboard and Spotlight, and more. (14 messages)

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Activation in Adobe CS2 -- Adobe Creative Suite 2 can be installed on two machines per license (such as on a desktop and a laptop), but what happens if one machine dies? (3 messages)

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How to clean keyboards? Damp cloth? Compressed air? Dishwasher?!? Explore the many methods of cleaning keyboards. (7 messages)

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Review: The iBook/AirPort/OS X experience -- A reader new to the Mac posts his experiences and some further questions about buying an iBook and AirPort Base Station. (8 messages)

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TidBITS 800: Trends to Watch -- Readers respond to Adam's article on the state of the Mac world. (2 messages)

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The iMac Cyclops -- The integrated iSight camera in the new iMac G5 gained a lot of attention, but TidBITS Talk readers also noticed that the machine lacks a built-in modem (an external modem is all that's available). (10 messages)

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