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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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Administrivia

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Mail.Test Mistake

Mail.Test Mistake -- Last week Yoshiki Shibata accidentally sent a message to our mailing list that slipped through the LISTSERV's setting that allows only me to post to the groupShow full article

Word 5.1a patcher available

Word 5.1a patcher available -- On Friday the 13th, Tony Huang posted to the Info-Mac digest, saying "Believe or not, there's already a updater for the newly-released Word 5.1Show full article

Driver Education

Steve Kalkwarf writes "We received about a dozen Macintosh Classics earlier this year. I discovered that if I had them on an AppleTalk network with machines of any other type, they would crash when I connected to them with Apple's Likewise network distribution software (the best $150 I ever spent)Show full article

PerfectWorks

No, it's not another integrated package. Several weeks ago, Beagle Bros. closed its doors and is no more. WordPerfect Corporation has acquired BeagleWorks, the flagship product of Beagle Bros, along with the list of registered users, the program, and the codeShow full article

Portable DeskJet Trick

We said in TidBITS-146 that Hewlett-Packard had come up with a Portable DeskJet, but no corresponding Portable DeskWriter, a seemingly-obvious move given the popularity of the PowerBooksShow full article

Travels with Charley

So you bought a Power Book, perhaps one of those cute 100s? It's different from your desktop Mac, isn't it? I recommend that you read its manual - it was the first Apple manual I've read in years, but I was curiousShow full article

What's Up, Now?

Now Utilities (hereinafter, NU) is a collection of system extensions, most of which started as shareware or freeware on the nets, where faithful fans could not imagine life without themShow full article

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