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Untrash the Trash

Feeling trasher's remorse? On Snow Leopard, you can open the Trash (click the Trash icon in the Dock) and "untrash" individual items there. Select one or more trashed items (files and folders) and choose File > Put Back. This returns the items to where they were when you originally put them in the trash. The keyboard shortcut is Command-Delete - the same as the shortcut for trashing an item in the first place, since in deleting something from the trash you are untrashing it.

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Take Control News: Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard Updated

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If you haven't yet upgraded your Mac to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard because you're worried about choosing the wrong options in the installer or wasting time over unexpected problems or incompatibilities, help is at hand with the 1.1 update to Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard." This ebook has already walked thousands of Mac users through every step required to upgrade to Leopard successfully, and the 1.1 version is better than ever with the latest details on how to avoid upgrade problems, eliminate incompatibilities with older software or hardware, and generally enjoy a smooth upgrade.

"Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard" costs $10, and anyone who has the 1.0 version can get the update for free by clicking Check for Updates in their copy of the ebook. The book is also available in print for anyone who wants a paper copy to refer to during the upgrade process; we recommend purchasing the ebook and ordering a print copy from the Print link in the ebook.

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>