Opening a Folder from the Dock
Sick of the dock on Mac OS X Leopard not being able to open folders with a simple click, like sanity demands and like it used to be in Tiger? You can, of course click it, and then click again on Open in Finder, but that's twice as many clicks as it used to be. (And while you're at it, Control-click the folder, and choose both Display as Folder and View Content as List from the contextual menu. Once you have the content displaying as a list, there's an Open command right there, but that requires Control-clicking and choosing a menu item.) The closest you can get to opening a docked folder with a single click is Command-click, which opens its enclosing folder. However, if you instead put a file from the docked folder in the Dock, and Command-click that file, you'll see the folder you want. Of course, if you forget to press Command when clicking, you'll open the file, which may be even more annoying.
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Mac OS X Public Beta is out! Steve Jobs's keynote at Apple Expo 2000 in Paris last week featured the Mac OS X Public Beta and introductions of more powerful iBooks in new colors. Also in this issue, we talk with Macintosh author and veteran David Blatner about playing with today's technology yesterday, and note releases of MindControl 1.1 and WebSTAR Server Suite 4.3. This week's poll: Do you say "Mac OS Ten" (like Apple wants) or "Mac OS Ex?"
MindVision Updates to MindControl 1.1 -- MindVision Software has released MindControl 1.1, a more polished version of their command-line launch utility for the Mac (see our write-up of it in "Macworld Expo SF 2000 Superlatives" in TidBITS-513)Show full article
WebSTAR Server Suite 4.3 Released -- 4D, Inc. has released WebSTAR Server Suite 4.3, the latest version of the company's powerful suite of Internet servers, including Web, FTP, and email, among othersShow full article
Poll Preview: Teneration X -- Companies like Apple go to great lengths when choosing product names: monikers like PowerBook, iBook, FireWire, and iMac are judged by how they sound, how they look, and how they'll be accepted in the marketplaceShow full article
In last week's issue, Kirk McElhearn reviewed Newton's Telecom Dictionary, a glossary of computer and telecommunications terms (see "BookBITS: Telling the Bits from the Bytes" in TidBITS-547)Show full article
Apple Computer last week announced its first-ever public beta of a version of the Mac OS, a $30 preview version of Mac OS X that's currently scheduled for a January 2001 releaseShow full article
At last week's Apple Expo 2000 in Paris, Apple introduced new iBook models sporting digital video features, plus two new case colors. The new entry-level iBook, available in Indigo (to match July's most popular iMac color) and a new Key Lime color for $1,500, offers a 366 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, 64 MB of RAM, and a 10 GB hard diskShow full article
The Macintosh universe is filled with as many characters as models of the Macintosh. For an easy example, the Macintosh surely wouldn't be what it is today without the personality that Steve Jobs has brought to it (both good and bad)Show full article