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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/13-Mar-06

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SquirrelMail vs. 10.4.5 Server -- Applying the latest Mac OS X Server update can make SquirrelMail stop working. (2 messages)

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Drawing program for an 11-year-old child? A young Mac user has outgrown KidPix, so what's a parent to do? Read on for several suggestions. (7 messages)

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Keychain susceptible to phishing attacks? What appears to be a fault in Keychain turns out to be an issue with Safari's autofill feature, reminding us that it's best to keep a sharp eye when filling out Web forms. (3 messages)

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la la: Netflix meets Napster meets half.com -- A few services offer the capability to mail your unwanted CDs (and DVDs) to people who request them, and vice-versa. And what does the RIAA think of this? (4 messages)

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No internal CompactFlash for MacBook Pro -- The MacBook Pro's new ExpressCard slot, while forward-thinking, is making it difficult for people who already own PC Card adapters. (3 messages)

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Destroying optical media -- Paper shredders are inexpensive and invaluable these days, but what's the best way to get rid of CDs and DVDs? (16 messages)

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