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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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EvangeList Returns

EvangeList Returns -- The folks at SemperMac, a Web-based Macintosh magazine and portal site, have resurrected Guy Kawasaki's popular EvangeList, which had been discontinued in April of 1999Show full article

Visor Offers Shades of Palm Handhelds

Visor Offers Shades of Palm Handhelds -- Handspring, Inc. last week announced Visor, a handheld organizer based on the Palm operating system that promises to run faster, store more information, and be more expandable than current Palm devicesShow full article

Web Confidential 1.3 Adds Keychain Support

Web Confidential 1.3 Adds Keychain Support -- Alco Blom has quietly released Web Confidential 1.3, the latest version of his $20 shareware utility for securely storing passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive data (see "Web Confidential: Securing Information of All Sorts" in TidBITS-441)Show full article

MacHeadlines 1.8 Splits into Pro and Lite

MacHeadlines 1.8 Splits into Pro and Lite -- Trexar Technologies has split MacHeadlines, its customizable scrolling ticker of Web site headlines (see "Trexar Releases MacHeadlines 1.7" in TidBITS-493), into two versionsShow full article

Keep It Up 2.3 Improves Restarts

Keep It Up 2.3 Improves Restarts -- Karl Pottie has released Keep It Up 2.3, a free update to his useful server-monitoring and remote management utility (see "Keep It Up 2.0.1 Adds Remote Management" in TidBITS-451)Show full article

You Can Help Support TidBITS

Back in July of 1992, well before the rise of the Web, we instituted our corporate sponsorship program, explicitly patterning it after the policies of PBS, the Public Broadcasting ServiceShow full article

Don't Interrupt! A UPS Saves the Day

We've all ponied up hundreds of dollars for utility programs that promise to twiddle the bits on our hard disks or prevent crashes or make us more productiveShow full article

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