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Opening a Folder from the Dock

Sick of the dock on Mac OS X Leopard not being able to open folders with a simple click, like sanity demands and like it used to be in Tiger? You can, of course click it, and then click again on Open in Finder, but that's twice as many clicks as it used to be. (And while you're at it, Control-click the folder, and choose both Display as Folder and View Content as List from the contextual menu. Once you have the content displaying as a list, there's an Open command right there, but that requires Control-clicking and choosing a menu item.) The closest you can get to opening a docked folder with a single click is Command-click, which opens its enclosing folder. However, if you instead put a file from the docked folder in the Dock, and Command-click that file, you'll see the folder you want. Of course, if you forget to press Command when clicking, you'll open the file, which may be even more annoying.

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DealBITS Drawing: browseback Winners -- Congratulations to Viktor Berry of viktor.com, Perry Prince of mind.net, and Fernando Rendon of comcast.net, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of SmileOnMyMac's browseback Web history utility. Even if you didn't win, you can save $5 off browseback by placing an order using the third link below; this offer is open to all TidBITS readers through 20-Feb-06 and drops the price to $24.95. Thanks to the 537 people who entered, and keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings! [ACE]

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