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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More details about Apple's new technologies this week, followed by problems with the Newton OS 1.05 upgrade, a new stylus for the Newton, a new internal CD drive style, and some pointers to repetitive stress injury resources on the Internet. Finally we review Anarchie, a fabulous piece of shareware from Peter Lewis that simplifies searching for and retrieving files on the Internet.
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