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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/11-Feb-08

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For Want of a File, an Operating System Was Lost -- A reader comments on Glenn's article about a problematic Setup Assistant file. (1 message)

Linksys Router Problem -- A new Linksys router seems to work but requires a manual reset every few hours. Is there a solution? (1 message)

Lin/Win text editors -- BBEdit may be the gold standard for GUI text editors on the Mac, but what's the nearest alternative if you're forced to run Windows or Linux? (14 messages)

3 Net cables broken by coincidence -- Undersea network cables break, disrupting Internet access in several Middle East countries. Coincidence or conspiracy? (11 messages)

PC equivalent to iWeb -- Is there an easy-to-use HTML editor for Windows comparable to iWeb on the Mac? (6 messages)

Fonts increasing in size with each reply Entourage 2008 -- If you're encountering this annoying bug in Entourage, there's a way to report it directly to the developer. (1 message)

WD My Book Pro Question -- Readers weigh in on the reliability and compatibility of Western Digital MyBook hard drives. (6 messages)

Quick Fix for a Mac Typing in the Wrong Language -- Readers discuss the odd problem of Apple assigning the same keyboard shortcut to two entirely different functions. (3 messages)

Shutting down on UPS power -- What exactly happens with modal alerts on your Mac when a UPS decides it needs to shut the computer down? (2 messages)

2 Days with the Air -- A reader reports impressions of a new MacBook Air and asks for advice on squeezing everything onto its small SSD drive. (5 messages)

Citrix on the Mac in a PC network -- How easy is it to transfer files between Windows PCs and Macs using the Mac version of Citrix? (3 messages)

Remote file access and transfer for Xserve? Help! -- Remote GUI access to an Xserve is not always as simple as it appears. What are the best options for a MacBook Air user on the go? (4 messages)

AirPort Extreme administration -- How do you change the indicator light setting on an AirPort Extreme after the initial run of the setup assistant? (2 messages)

AirPort Express to Sound Amplifier -- A reader asks for help solving a problem with a malfunctioning AirPort Express. (1 message)


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