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Go Back and Forth Fast in Preview

If you're reading a PDF in Apple's Preview software, and you follow a bookmark or an internal link to move around within the PDF, you can quickly return to where you were by pressing the keyboard shortcut Command-[ (that's Command-Left Bracket). Or, you can choose Go > Back.

The command works iteratively, so you can go back to just the previously viewed page or if you issue the command again, to the page before that, and so on. There's also an equivalent Go > Forward (Command-]).

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/31-Oct-05

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iTunes 6 Gets Video -- The capability to purchase video content such as music videos and television episodes brings up questions over whether the music and television companies are actually making any money on those sales. (10 messages)

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Opening old MacWrite files -- Is it possible to open an old MacWrite document? Several suggestions are offered. (3 messages)

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Testing drives that don't support SMART -- Last week's discussion of utilities that can diagnose SMART-enabled hard drives leads a reader to ask whether non-SMART drives can be similarly diagnosed. (2 messages)

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iTunes Music Store for Australia at last -- Australia gets its own iTMS finally, but some readers question why the song prices are higher than in the United States. (3 messages)

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Sleeping Hard Drives -- Last week's article on setting custom sleep times for hard drives elicits a link to Cocktail, a utility that looks as if it can set different spindown times for every drive. (2 messages)

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