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Option-Click in Scroll Bars for Jump Scrolling

In Mac OS X in general, and thus in most native Mac OS X applications, hold down the Option key and click anywhere in a window's scroll bar to jump to that spot (rather than scrolling one screen). If you like this behavior, you can make it the default in the Appearance preference pane. For "Click in the scroll bar to:" select "Jump to here."

 

 

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Administrivia

This issue is a touch late partly due to the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S., and partly due to us helping Chad and Galen Magendanz ShrinkWrap their apartment and mount the resulting disk image in their new houseShow full article

Updated Updater

Updated Updater -- Last week Connectix released a maintenance fix for the RAM Doubler 1.5.2 update reported in TidBITS-278. Although the fix is called Updater 1.5.2a, it's important to note the fix is for the Updater application rather than RAM Doubler itselfShow full article

Decency's in the Eye of the Beholder

Decency's in the Eye of the Beholder -- An alternative to the Communications Decency Act of 1995 (see TidBITS-263) has been proposed by Senator Patrick LeahyShow full article

PC Setup 1.0.6 Yanked

PC Setup 1.0.6 Yanked -- Apple pulled version 1.0.6 of PC Setup from distribution last week due to "several" unspecified problems. If you're running PC Setup 1.0.6, Apple recommends to switch back to the correct version of PC Setup for your machineShow full article

Ross Brown

Ross Brown writes in regard to the Usenet Macintosh Programming Awards mentioned in TidBITS-278: I'll point out, as I did to those present at the awards ceremony at WWDC, that all of this year's winners are from outside the U.SShow full article

BBEdit 3.1.1 Goes IC-, Kodex-, and GX-Savvy

Bare Bones Software recently updated the commercial version of its popular text editor BBEdit to version 3.1.1 (see TidBITS-202 for a dated review of BBEdit)Show full article

PowerTalk to the Rescue?

I'm no fan of PowerTalk, but I've found the perfect use for part of the PowerTalk technology that could not only make the Web easier to use but could also give the Macintosh a notable advantage over other platformsShow full article

ReadMe Files? Read This!

Lately I've spent a lot of time sorting through shareware and freeware utilities for a number of projects, trying to find basic facts for each utility, such as what the utility does, who wrote it (first and last name), how I should pay if I like it, and how I can reach the author by emailShow full article

Frontier Justice

As for back as November of 1992 (see TidBITS-153 and TidBITS-154), TidBITS has been talking about Frontier, UserLand Software's system-level scripting environment for the MacShow full article

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