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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Apple and Adobe helped us fill this issue with big announcements. Adobe today announced Adobe Creative Suite 2.3, replacing GoLive CS2 with Dreamweaver 8 and upgrading Acrobat Professional to version 8.0. But the bigger news was that Apple last week introduced a new video-enabled iPod, iPod nano, and a much-smaller iPod shuffle before pulling back the curtain on iTunes 7 and the capability to purchase and download full-length movies from the iTunes Store. And then, in a rare pre-announcement, Steve Jobs demonstrated iTV, a set-top box to stream video content to your television. We have a rundown of all the news, plus a look at the HDMI video connections that may play a key role in the iTV. Lastly, Adam relates a truly wacky importing feature hidden deep within iPhoto 6.
At Apple's "It's Showtime!" special event last week, CEO Steve Jobs led off by introducing a slate of revised iPods that retain the existing model namesShow full article
Moderately buried in Apple's iTV announcement last week was the peculiar fact that the future streaming media adapter offers only component and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) video outputShow full article
This iPhoto trick is truly weird, but it works. It turns out, according to a tip published on MacOSXHints.com, that iPhoto 6 can directly see photos on at least some digital cameras and memory cardsShow full article
Correction appended. The fate of Web design and management tool Adobe GoLive has been sealed: the program has been booted from Creative Suite, Adobe's bundle of applications designed for print and electronic production professionalsShow full article
Learn More with the "Macworld Mac Basics Superguide" -- It's time for a Mac quiz! (Answers below.) How do you change the default look for all Finder windows? How do you make the Dock invisible? How do you switch to a different user account without logging out? How do you quit an application that's frozen and not responding? If you're uncertain as to the answers to any of these questions, allow us to recommend the just-released "Macworld Mac Basics Superguide," a 78-page ebook from Macworld created in part by TidBITS and Take Control authorsShow full article
Changing file formats by changing file names -- BBEdit 8.5 can compress a document into gzipped format merely by saving the file with a .gz or .gzip extensionShow full article