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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/12-Jun-06

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The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

GraphicConverter and RAW files -- A user's photo files appear to be shrinking when converting from RAW to TIFF, which doesn't seem right. (4 messages)

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Utilities for Multiple Monitor Users -- Are three monitors too many? A reader finds himself dragging dragging dragging the mouse, but solutions exist that can help cut the repetition while still taking advantage of all that screen real estate. (9 messages)

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FileMaker Mobile 8 and the Future of PDAs -- Joe Kissell's article from last week coaxes responses from readers who have used FileMaker Mobile 8. It also spurs discussion of whether a better solution might be Web-enabled portable databases, and how easily such a thing could be built. (8 messages)

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Color problem with OSX 10.4, especially with iPhoto -- Some strange color artifacts make one reader question the health of his system, and others chime in with suggestions for solving the problem. (2 messages)

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Firefox Upgrades and Other Problems -- Firefox's auto-update feature leads one reader to suspect that his Internet connection might be compromised. (6 messages)

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