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Show Recent Items in Snow Leopard

The Recent Items submenu in the Apple menu is handy, but what if you want to work with a file in there in the Finder, rather than open it? Just press Command when that menu is showing, and all the Applications and Documents change to "Show ... in Finder." This feature is new as of Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/14-Aug-06

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1984 -- PodBrix created a limited-run Lego set of Apple's famous 1984 commercial... which is now sold out. 3 messages

TidBITS on Avantgo -- In the switchover to the new TidBITS publishing system, mobile PDA issues weren't initially included, but they're working now. 8 messages

VOIP echo problemo -- If you're experiencing echoes in Voice-over-IP conversations (such as with Skype), here's an explanation of what's happening. 3 messages

Thoughts about numbered URLs in TidBITS -- We changed some of our formatting last week, where links now include a number that helps reference the corresponding URL. Readers respond to the change. 9 messages

Apple has redefined sleep -- The sleep indicator light operates differently on newer Macs. 3 messages

Car dictation > Word processing -- A reader learns how to dictate text - while driving - for later flowing into a word processor. 2 messages


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