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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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Take Control News/17-Jul-06

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Backups Ebook Updated to Cover Intel Macs and More -- Need a rock-solid, up-to-date backup strategy to protect your important data? Turn to version 1.3 of Joe Kissell's popular Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, which now extends its detailed discussion of different backup strategies, media, and software, along with over 20 pages of step-by-step directions for the popular Retrospect backup program. Changes in version 1.3 include:

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  • Info about backing up videos purchased from the iTunes Music Store
  • Tips about backing up Windows files when using Boot Camp or Parallels Desktop
  • A sidebar about Amazon's S3 remote data storage service
  • Details about booting Intel Macs from USB and FireWire drives
  • A tip about overcoming difficulties when booting from a FireWire drive
  • A variety of minor updates and clarifications

If you own a previous version of the ebook, you can update for free; click the Check for Updates button in the lower left of the ebook's first page to find a download link. You'll also see a special 50 percent discount off the purchase of Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac, which can be used as a companion volume to Take Control of Mac OS X Backups to avoid problems and keep your Mac running in tip-top condition.

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