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Opening a Folder from the Dock

Sick of the dock on Mac OS X Leopard not being able to open folders with a simple click, like sanity demands and like it used to be in Tiger? You can, of course click it, and then click again on Open in Finder, but that's twice as many clicks as it used to be. (And while you're at it, Control-click the folder, and choose both Display as Folder and View Content as List from the contextual menu. Once you have the content displaying as a list, there's an Open command right there, but that requires Control-clicking and choosing a menu item.) The closest you can get to opening a docked folder with a single click is Command-click, which opens its enclosing folder. However, if you instead put a file from the docked folder in the Dock, and Command-click that file, you'll see the folder you want. Of course, if you forget to press Command when clicking, you'll open the file, which may be even more annoying.

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OWC Ships Mac Firmware Updater for SandForce SSDs

If you’ve been having problems with your OWC SSD-equipped MacBook not coming out of hibernate mode properly, there’s a firmware update you can apply via the Mac itself. Sounds obvious, but it’s a first.Show full article

Beware Lion’s Versions Bug on Network and Non-HFS+ Volumes

If you work on documents stored on a network server or a USB flash drive that’s not formatted as HFS+, Auto Save and Versions could conspire to put you in a situation where you will be disappointed if you need to revert to an older version of a document.Show full article

Converting Email from Eudora: Why I No Longer Live at the P.O.

After years of entirely justified procrastination, Adam attempts to convert his stored mail in Eudora — nearly 1 million messages in over 600 mailboxes — to, well, something else. The reason? The loss of Rosetta in Lion. The process? A long and troublesome journey, with no clear end, but hopefully some lessons you can apply when converting your own Eudora archive.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 12 September 2011

Notable software releases this week include 1Password 3.9 and 3.8.5, Security Update 2011-005, Firefox 6.0.2, and Parallels Desktop 7.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 12 September 2011

We’re back with some worthy extra bits, including the sad news of the passing of the founder of Project Gutenberg, a trick for capturing your signature with Preview (for signing PDFs), a guide for PR reps, an as-yet-unexplained security breach at iTunes, and news that the latest AirPort base stations feature improved performance.Show full article

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