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Michael E. Cohen has worked as a teacher, a programmer, a Web designer, a multimedia producer, and a certified usability analyst. He's the author or co-author of several books, including Take Control of Pages, Take Control of iBooks Author, Take Control of TextExpander, and Take Control of PDFpen 7.

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Expand Finder Columns Quickly

Column view in the Finder is great for navigating through your disk's hierarchy, but the columns often aren't wide enough to show the full names of all the files. To expand a column to a width that will show all file names in their entirety, double-click the handle that you would normally drag to expand or shrink the column. To expand all the visible columns to that width, Option-double-click the handle.


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The Illustrated iTunes License Agreement

Apple Wraps up a Record-Breaking Year in Q4 2015

Harry Potter and the iBooks Author

Moving Your Apple Watch to Your New iPhone

Explaining Siri Suggestions and Spotlight Search in iOS 9

iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil Announced

Migrating to a New Mac in the Real World

iTunes and the 80-20 Rule

FunBITS: Music in Time and Space

Apple Posts Record Financials for Q3 2015

Updates Expand iBooks Author’s Reach

Revisions Wrangles Your Dropbox Files

Apple’s watchOS 2 to Gain Native Apps, Third-Party Complications

TextExpander 5 for Mac Makes Snippet Suggestions

Writing Screenplays with Highland

Dropbox Adds File Comments

Apple Makes Even More Money in Q2 2015

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