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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We didn’t plan to have two articles with “Zombie” in their titles this week, but that’s just how it worked out, as Matt Neuburg explains how you can prevent unwanted documents being reopened by Lion’s Resume feature, and Glenn Fleishman shares our experience dealing with server-crushing Web traffic generated by compromised computers. Also this week, Glenn looks at the Let’s Sing iOS app, Jeff Carlson reviews the Hammerhead Capo Case for the iPad, and Steve McCabe shares what it’s like to be able to test Facebook’s new “Highlight” feature in New Zealand. We also have two new Take Control ebooks: “Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network, Third Edition” and “Take Control of iBooks Author.” Notable software releases during the last two weeks include QuarkXPress 9.3, OmniFocus 1.10.2, App Tamer 1.3, Fantastical 1.3, Typinator 5.1, Aperture 3.2.4, Coda 2.0, Cobook 1.0, Screenflow 3.0.6, and Keyboard Maestro 5.3.
A new app from friends-of-TidBITS Lex Friedman and Marco Tabini lets you sing, hum, and whistle to give a partner the clues to guess a song. It has elements of karaoke, Pictionary, and Draw Something, but more charm than all three.Show full article
The latest version of Glenn Fleishman’s “Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network, Third Edition” is completely updated for AirPort Utility 6 and AirPort Utility for iOS.Show full article
Michael E. Cohen’s new “Take Control of iBooks Author” provides comprehensive documentation of not just how to use Apple’s free iBooks Author software to make a Multi-Touch book, but also how to plan for the project and publish it when finished. And read on, since we also have a free Multi-Touch “Take Control of Getting Ready for iBooks Author” book for iPad owners to check out.Show full article
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion keeps bringing Matt Neuburg’s documents back from the dead, even though he has told it not to. He has finally figured out why, and if you read on, you’ll understand why too.Show full article
If you’re looking to protect a third-generation iPad or iPad 2, Hammerhead’s Capo Case is a sturdy, relatively slim full-body case. In the process of using it, Jeff Carlson discovers the price of protection.Show full article
Facebook users can now pay to highlight their posts, but only if they live in New Zealand. Show full article
TidBITS was repeatedly beset by server-crushing loads whenever our links appeared on Google News, but our Web traffic reports showed no actual access. The answer? Zombies!Show full article
Notable software releases during the last two weeks include QuarkXPress 9.3, OmniFocus 1.10.2, App Tamer 1.3, Fantastical 1.3, Typinator 5.1, Aperture 3.2.4, Coda 2.0, Cobook 1.0, Screenflow 3.0.6, and Keyboard Maestro 5.3.Show full article
Two quick bits for you this week: an NPR radio host who is putting all his trust (and 25,000 songs) in iTunes Match, and a look back at the much-loved HyperCard.Show full article