Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.



Author Biography

Tonya Engst co-founded TidBITS with Adam Engst back in 1990 when publishing on the Internet was either strange or revolutionary, depending on your viewpoint. Since then, along with performing nearly every imaginable role involved in running TidBITS, she has worked at Cornell University's academic computer store (selling Macs, PCs, and NeXTs), worked at Microsoft as a technical support person, written and co-written several books, written oodles of articles for the likes of MacWEEK and Macworld, become a parent, edited various books, and found her dream job as editor-in-chief for the Take Control series of electronic books.



Pick an apple! 
Option-Click in Scroll Bars for Jump Scrolling

In Mac OS X in general, and thus in most native Mac OS X applications, hold down the Option key and click anywhere in a window's scroll bar to jump to that spot (rather than scrolling one screen). If you like this behavior, you can make it the default in the Appearance preference pane. For "Click in the scroll bar to:" select "Jump to here."


MercuryMover 2.0 Puts Windows Where You Want Them

Kindle on the Go

First Kindly Impressions about My Kindle

More Women at Macworld Expo?

Quick Fix for a Mac Typing in the Wrong Language

Three Handy Tips for iPhoto Organization

Slipping Into Something More Comfortable

Why I Might Not Buy the New iPod touch

Why I'm Buying an iPod touch

Twitter Turns Out to be Fun and Useful


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