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Open a Finder Window with the App Switcher

If you don't have any Finder windows open and want to switch to the Finder and open a window in one fell swoop, bring up the app switcher with Command-Tab and tab over to the Finder icon. While still holding down Command, press the Option key, and then release the Command key. You're switched to the Finder, with a new default window open for you.

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MailBITS/22-Apr-91

This may be old hat to those of you who use Word 4.0 more than I do, but try choosing About Microsoft Word... from the File menu, and then with the Command key down, click on the Word icon in the About..Show full article

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