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Go Back and Forth Fast in Preview

If you're reading a PDF in Apple's Preview software, and you follow a bookmark or an internal link to move around within the PDF, you can quickly return to where you were by pressing the keyboard shortcut Command-[ (that's Command-Left Bracket). Or, you can choose Go > Back.

The command works iteratively, so you can go back to just the previously viewed page or if you issue the command again, to the page before that, and so on. There's also an equivalent Go > Forward (Command-]).

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Trexar Technologies Sponsoring TidBITS

Trexar Technologies Sponsoring TidBITS -- We're pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, Trexar Technologies, makers of the shareware MacTuner and WeatherTrackerShow full article

HouseCall PowerPC-Only

HouseCall PowerPC-Only -- When we mentioned Netopia's new HouseCall remote control product in TidBITS-483, we said it would work with a 68040 processor, based on information from NetopiaShow full article

DiskExpress Pro 3.0.2 Supports 8.6 but not HFS Plus

DiskExpress Pro 3.0.2 Supports 8.6 but not HFS Plus -- Alsoft has released DiskExpress Pro 3.0.2, a free update to the company's disk optimization utility that adds long-promised compatibility with current versions of the Mac OS, though not with HFS Plus-formatted volumesShow full article

AutoShare 4.0 Released

AutoShare 4.0 Released -- Four years after releasing version 1.0, Mikael Hansen has released version 4.0 of AutoShare, his freeware mailing list manager and email auto-responderShow full article

Blue & White G3s Speed to 450 MHz

Blue & White G3s Speed to 450 MHz -- Apple has introduced revisions to its blue and white Power Macintosh G3 computers that sport processor speeds from 350 to 450 MHz and come with Mac OS 8.6Show full article

Mac Publishing Buys MacCentral

Mac Publishing Buys MacCentral -- Mac Publishing, the folks who publish the online and print editions of Macworld and the online, have announced their acquisition of MacCentral, a Nova Scotia-based Macintosh news and information serviceShow full article

Mizer Gets Wiser

Mizer Gets Wiser -- Antimony Software has released Mizer 1.5.3, an update to its drag & drop utility for squeezing bytes out of bloated HTML filesShow full article

HomeLINE Followup

Because of recent events and some confused information from Farallon, our look at the company's new HomeLINE products for HomePNA networking needs some clarification (see "Farallon's HomeLINE: Spiritual Successor to PhoneNet" in TidBITS-482). SurfDoubler Correction -- Farallon's Ken Haase told us that the bundled Vicomsoft SurfDoubler could handle more than two computers on the Internet at once as long as they weren't trying to access the Internet at the exact same timeShow full article

Facts about Internet Faxing

In "FAXstf Pro Echoes Sad State of Fax Software" in TidBITS-476, Jeff Hecht dealt primarily with fax software which is enabled with a fax modemShow full article

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