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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/27-Mar-06

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Macs for the very elderly? What considerations need to be addressed when setting up a Mac system for someone who may be facing common symptoms of age such as poor vision and hand dexterity? (6 messages)

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Mighty Mouse hardware easter egg -- Lifting a Mighty Mouse (and other Apple mice) reveals a mouse-shaped light pattern. See the pictures here! (2 messages)

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Music licensing for podcasts -- Learn guidelines for legally using music in podcasts. (3 messages)

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Photo metadata redux -- Where does Mac OS X store photo metadata? (3 messages)

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Setting window layout on discs and disk images -- Adam's experiences trying to burn a disc with specific window placement leads to someone else's solution to a similar problem. (1 message)

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Recovering music from the iTunes Music Store -- A reader is able to re-download the songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store, even though Apple doesn't make it an official policy. (2 messages)

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Five Years of Mac OS X -- Mac OS X turned 5 years old on 24-Mar-06, and what changes we've seen in that time! (3 messages)

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