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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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For Exploring Your Unicode Fonts -- A reader shares some tips on how to view Unicode characters. (1 message)


Appointment/room scheduling software -- What options are available to schedule facilities among a small group without turning to enterprise-level software? Several options can be found here. (8 messages)


Lessons on Internet Surveys -- Adam's article from last week about the validity of Internet surveys leads to a discussion of random sampling and response rates. (13 messages)


Dragon Naturally Speaking under Parallels vs Bootcamp -- A reader tests out Dragon's Windows-based speech transcription software under Parallels Desktop and Boot Camp. (4 messages)


Mac OS X's Mouse Acceleration Problem -- Readers respond to last week's article on mouse behavior under Mac OS X, providing pointers to other software and queries about pen tablets. (19 messages)


USB adapter for Gigabit Ethernet -- Attempting to gain 1000 Mbps Ethernet speeds with a USB adapter sounds promising for older Macs, but there may be some significant limitations. (2 messages)


22 Million Mac OS X Users -- Readers look at the claim of how many Mac OS X users are out there and compare the number to populations such as Australia (around 21 million). (4 messages)


Opening My Vistas -- The first reports of Mac users' experiences with Microsoft Vista begin to trickle in, spurred by Glenn Fleishman's article about buying a Vista-equipped laptop. (3 messages)


Macworld Expo Sessions Available for Download -- A reader has difficulty accessing Macworld Expo sessions online, but the problem was most likely a massive traffic surge directed from Macworld.com. (4 messages)

 

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