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Open a Finder Window with the App Switcher

If you don't have any Finder windows open and want to switch to the Finder and open a window in one fell swoop, bring up the app switcher with Command-Tab and tab over to the Finder icon. While still holding down Command, press the Option key, and then release the Command key. You're switched to the Finder, with a new default window open for you.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/21-Aug-06

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Visual Basic a Casualty of Processor War -- Matt Neuburg's article about the demise of Microsoft's Visual Basic on the Mac spurs discussion of the utility of Visual Basic and Virtual PC. 32 messages


Leopard wish list -- Did Apple's preview of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard fulfill your wishes for the next version of the operating system? TidBITS readers share and debate their own ideas. 43 messages


iTunes Server -- It's one thing to share a common set of music files from one computer using iTunes, but what if each person accessing it wants their own playlists and song ratings? 4 messages


Retrospect to DVD - what write speed do you get? The type of DVD media you use for backups can affect the write performance in Retrospect. 8 messages


Recovering audio from aging CD-Rs -- Remember all those audio CDs you burned several years ago? They might not be holding up well over time. How do you get the audio off of them? 5 messages


AOL Drops Fees, Offers 5 GB Free Storage -- Glenn Fleishman's article on AOL's new pricing prompts some ruminating on online video and video iPod sales. 2 messages

 

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