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Move the Dock Quickly

You may find it convenient to move the position of the Dock when working in certain programs or with certain files. Rather than choosing a different position from the Dock preferences pane or using a submenu in the Apple menu's Dock submenu, you can move your Dock to a different screen edge merely by Shift-dragging the separator that divides the application and document sections.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/30-Jan-06

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Turbo Tax problems -- Now that tax season has started in the United States, readers revive this thread comparing experiences with Intuit's tax-preparation software. (7 messages)

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CCTV software for Macs -- A reader looks for Mac software that can read CCTV output, and discovers an inexpensive way to make panoramas! (3 messages)

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Automated/batch lookup of longitude/latitude for city lists? Several methods of determining a city's longitude and latitude are available. (5 messages)

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DVD Ripping Question -- Readers look at the many ways of ripping unprotected DVD content to one's hard drive for a variety of uses. (14 messages)

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Converting AOL.ART compressed files -- Do you have lots of images saved from your days of using AOL? They're most likely compressed in a proprietary format, which can be accessed using a Windows program. (2 messages)

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Referencing Photos in iPhoto 6 -- iPhoto 6 no longer requires that it copy your photos to its own directory. (1 message)

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Tech support for ThinkFree Office -- A reader warns that one low-cost alternative to Microsoft Office offers almost nonexistent technical support. (1 message)

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Switching from Entourage to Mail? Advice for making a mostly clean transition from these two email programs. (3 messages)

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Questions about Sonos Digital Music System -- Andrew Laurence answers queries following his review of the Sonos Digital Music System. (1 message)

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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>