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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

Tonya and I are deep into working on the fourth edition of Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh, which means that we're likely to be less responsive to email for a while. If you're the author of a freely distributable freeware or shareware Internet program, I'd like to consider your program for inclusion on the CD that will come with the bookShow full article

IBM Gets Wide-Ranging Mac OS License

IBM Gets Wide-Ranging Mac OS License -- As noted in TidBITS-324, IBM today announced an agreement with Apple allowing it to sell PowerPC processors along with a Mac OS sub-license to any manufacturerShow full article

PowerTower & PowerCenter

PowerTower & PowerCenter -- Power Computing announced two new lines of Mac clones last week, including a machine that qualifies as the fastest single-processor Mac availableShow full article

WebHead Update

WebHead Update -- No sooner do I write an article on recent Web browser updates (see TidBITS-326) than it's, well, out-of-date. Netscape released version 2.02 or Navigator last week (primarily fixing security problems); NCSA released 3.0b2 of Mosaic, and beta 4 of Apple's Cyberdog is now available (if you have a Power Mac and OpenDoc)Show full article

Quicken 6 R7

Quicken 6 R7 -- Intuit has release R7 of Quicken 6.0 for Macintosh, which is supposed to address limitations of Quicken's online banking features and "a few" other problems reported by customersShow full article

Apple Licenses Java

Apple announced last week it has licensed Sun's Java programming environment, joining the massive list of current Java licensees. Apple says it plans to integrate Java into its operating systems (including the Mac OS, the Newton, and Pippin) as well as in media and Internet technologies, including CyberdogShow full article

PageSpinner Spins Into View

The world of shareware Web authoring tools recently gained a new member in the form of PageSpinner, a $25 shareware program from Optima System in SwedenShow full article

Text Editors - Getting Your ASCII In Gear

Many Macintosh users are only vaguely familiar with text editors, since SimpleText opens our text documents and we configure our machines with control panels and thus rarely need to edit configuration filesShow full article

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