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Open a Finder Window with the App Switcher

If you don't have any Finder windows open and want to switch to the Finder and open a window in one fell swoop, bring up the app switcher with Command-Tab and tab over to the Finder icon. While still holding down Command, press the Option key, and then release the Command key. You're switched to the Finder, with a new default window open for you.

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Administrivia

We're back from vacation, which we enjoyed on the whole, but we could have done without the unplanned seven hour bus ride from New York City to Ithaca on a transit-style bus that could barely do 45 miles per hour on the freewayShow full article

Disinfectant 2.9 Released

John Norstad of Northwestern University this weekend released version 2.9 of his free anti-virus utility, Disinfectant. Version 2.9 detects the T4 virus, two strains of which were discovered in several locations around the world late last month. The T4 virus can interfere with the booting process, either causing crashes during startup or preventing system extensions from loading properlyShow full article

Trojan Horse Reward

REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO ARREST AND CONVICTION OF TROJAN HORSE AUTHOR The MAUG Staff on CompuServe discovered an upload called CHINAT.CPT which, when we routinely examined the file, revealed itself to be a Trojan Horse programShow full article

CE Ships AE & QK2 Updates

CE Software is now shipping new versions of Alarming Events, a personal scheduling software, and QuicKeys, a macro making program. In addition CE has reduced the suggested retail price of Alarming Events to $99.95. Alarming Events 1.1 -- Alarming Events 1.1 is primarily a compatibility upgrade, making it 32-bit clean and Quadra '040 cache compatible, but it does have some welcome new featuresShow full article

Word 5.0a Patch

Microsoft has fixed the font/styles bug that caused styles to revert to the Normal font when files were transferred between machines (see TidBITS-126)Show full article

A New Direction for IE

Information Electronics, the Hammondsport, NY developer best known until now for its QuickMail add-on products, announced last week that they will no longer offer their QuickMail gateways and enhancementsShow full article

Excel 4.0 for the Mac II

In this second installment of my review of Excel 4.0, I promised to tell you about some of the less glitzy features of the new version. I don't mean to say that you should stop reading lest you get boredShow full article

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