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Open URLs Quickly from BBEdit

If you're working on a bit of text (HTML or otherwise) in BBEdit, and you see a URL that you'd like to open, the fastest way is to Command-click it. Most BBEdit users probably already know this tip, but if you don't, it's a huge time-saver. (The same trick works in BBEdit's free little brother, TextWrangler.)

 

 

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Mick's The Man

Mick's The Man -- I guess Bill Gates decided that the Rolling Stones song "Start Me Up" would be perfect for advertising Windows 95, since one of Windows 95's most recognizable features is a Start button on the Task BarShow full article

QuickDraw 3D Available from Apple

QuickDraw 3D Available from Apple -- Apple recently announced that QuickDraw 3D 1.0 - its new 3D rendering and realization software - is available online, as well as with the new Power Mac 8500 and 7500 computers and commercial rendering packages (such as Strata's StudioPro Blitz)Show full article

Where Do You Want To Go Today?

Where Do You Want To Go Today? As the computing world braces for a Windows 95 onslaught, Apple comes out swinging with a no-holds-barred campaign reminding potential buyers of the still-significant Macintosh advantageShow full article

Power Mac Office 4.2x Update Update

Power Mac Office 4.2x Update Update -- In TidBITS-289, I reported on questions and quirks relating to the Office 4.2x Update for Power Mac. In the article, I said that Office 4.2x Update for Power Mac, version n/a, has been updated to version 1.01Show full article

Mac Users Willing to Upgrade to Win95?

Jason Whong writes: It appears the folks at Ziff-Davis publishing are surveying computer users about their willingness to upgrade to Windows 95. This survey is accessible on the Web at the Ziff-Davis siteShow full article

Macworld Superlatives

At a trade show with thousands of products, it's impossible to see everything - or even all the important things. Some of these products may receive more in-depth coverage in future TidBITS issues, but we figured you'd want to hear about them sooner rather than later. Neat Paging Software -- Isn't it nice when a company tops itself? Ex Machina has done so, adding to its line of paging software with Reach Me!, a customizable utility pager users can give their friends and clientsShow full article

AOL FTP Additions

Several readers commented on our review in TidBITS-290 of AOL and CompuServe's internal FTP clients, mostly to note that AOL's recently released Web browser also provides FTP featuresShow full article

Ontological Breakdown, or, Pretending to be a Help System

I recently had an Internet experience that was profoundly disturbing, and made me want to consult a philosophical professional in the same way that a health problem makes me want to consult a medical professional. Let me start from the beginningShow full article

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