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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/04-Dec-06

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Xbox 360 vs. PS3 vs. Wii -- The next generation of gaming consoles are now finally available, and readers weigh in. Game play isn't primarily the topic of discussion, though, but rather how each system is performing, the amount of money the parent companies are losing, and parallels with the computer and music player markets. (7 messages)


Retrospect vs. Sparse Disk Image Files -- Jeff Carlson's article about a bug in Retrospect brings up the question of how Apple's Backup handles disk image files. (2 messages)


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TV Recording on the Mac -- A reader's company needs to record and store on his Mac multiple television shows that air at the same time. What solutions are available? (10 messages)


TaxCut - "Mac is Back" -- H&R Block's TaxCut software returns to the Mac, but is the company's Mac-unfriendly Web site any indication of what the program will be like? (2 messages)


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Fon -- Will Fon's intriguing notion of building a Wi-Fi based, point-to-point phone system work, or will it be hampered by broadband service providers? (3 messages)

 

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