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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.

 
 
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Administrivia

TidBITS is moving! Not far, about 25 miles south to near the shores of Lake Washington (well, OK, we can't see the lake from inside our house, but we can from the yard)Show full article

Easy View habitats

Easy View habitats -- It turned out that Easy View ended up on CompuServe in MACDVEN #5 as EV232.SIT rather than the MACAPP library that I mentioned last weekShow full article

Performa Service

Performa Service -- Apple recently reminded dealers that Performa owners are welcome to bring their computers to "regular" Macintosh dealers should they need repair, in or out of warrantyShow full article

The Yellow Rose of Tex-Edit

High-end word processors like Word, WordPerfect, MacWrite Pro, and Nisus can produce anything from a letter to a professional publication. But many Macintosh users lack the money, drive space, RAM, or inclination to run themShow full article

MIDI and the Macintosh - Part II

by Shekhar Govind -- govind@utxvm.cc.utexas.eduTechnical editing by Craig O'Donnell -- dadadata@world.std.com and Nick Rothwell -- cassiel@cassiel.demon.co.uk MIDI Software for the Mac: Application Software -- For simple purposes, MIDI application software can be considered to have two main elements - a recorder/player (sequencer) with tools for editing the MIDI performance data, and a music-notation editor to create printed scores, or "notation." (Other classes of MIDI software esoterica will be dealt with later.) Until a few years ago, the Amiga and the Atari ST, with their built-in MIDI capabilities, boasted some of the best MIDI softwareShow full article

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