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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.

 
 

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Comments on A Switcher's Tale -- Readers respond to last week's article, including the need for using a Windows environment and the ongoing debate about Apple's historic insistence on single-button mice. (8 messages)

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Flash vs. iPod -- A reader who keeps his Eudora email files stored on an iPod (and mounts it on whatever computer he's using at the time) shares his experience attempting to switch over to flash memory. (1 message)

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Intel-based Macs and virtual Windows -- Robert Movin's article from last week mentioned the possibility of running Windows on an Intel Mac, but other readers want to know about emulating Windows within the Mac environment instead of creating a dual-boot scenario. (5 messages)

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Hacked by a font? After installing a new font, a reader's Mac goes haywire, suggesting a problem with the font cache. (2 messages)

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Recommend a Mac-compatible GSM Cell Phone for North America? TidBITS Talk travelers are looking for opinions on Mac-compatible cell phones. (1 message)

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