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Adjust Multiple Column Sizes Simultaneously

Within the Finder, Column View enables you to see folder hierarchies, with each subsequent level getting its own column. Dragging on the double lines at the base of a column divider changes the preceding column's width. But Option-drag on any divider, and all the columns in the window change to the same width.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/14-Nov-05

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The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

Course Scheduling Software -- A reader looking for software suggestions finds lots of possible solutions. (2 messages)

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iBook G4 actual battery capacity -- Mystified by battery output voodoo, a reader asks for help in determining if his new iBook battery is up to par. (1 message)

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Should Macs have modems? The latest iMac G5 does not include an internal modem, but is that simply a cost-cutting measure or a crippling aspect? And does Apple's USB Modem (sold separately) adequately replace the functionality of an internal? (2 messages)

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EVDO-compatible phones -- A reader asks about EVDO phones compatible with Sprint, and ends up with advice on the phones' Bluetooth compatibility. (2 messages)

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OpenOffice as an alternative -- The promise of an open-source alternative to Microsoft Office is appealing, but what's the reality? (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>