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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Macworld may be over, but Jeff Carlson still has photography news to share from the show, and Glenn Fleishman offers our take on the saga surrounding Steve Jobs's medical leave from Apple. Rich Mogull looks at the new Safari RSS security vulnerability, Adam discusses his major transition from Now Up-to-Date to iCal and BusySync, and Jeff Greenberg joins us with a review of the Power Slider for iPhone 3G battery case. We also pass along news of a program that keeps Macs awake when playing video, the arrival of the Talking Moose on Twitter, and a request from Adam for Tristan's 10th birthday. This week the TidBITS Watchlist covers the releases of Script Debugger 4.5.2 and Cyberduck 3.1.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in email to company employees that his health situation is more complex than he thought, and he will avoid day-to-day operations until June, while still making major decisions.Show full article
A new vulnerability in Safari could reveal your files, stored passwords, and other private information. While the details are still secret, here's how to protect yourself.Show full article
Adam and Tonya's son Tristan is now 10 years old, and to continue the tradition begun when he was born, Adam is hoping that you'll send Tristan email describing the world as you see it.Show full article
Remember the Talking Moose? He's back... on Twitter.Show full article
Keep your Mac awake with a useful utility that temporarily disables normal power-saving measures while you're watching Web-based video.Show full article
Photographers had plenty of products to tempt their eyes and wallets at this year's Macworld Expo. Jeff Carlson looks at some items that made an impression.Show full article
After many years of relying on Now Up-to-Date, Adam and Tonya make the jump to using iCal, bolstered by the syncing capabilities of BusySync. The process is not a simple one, though, and although the new capabilities are welcome, iCal presents some annoyances as well.Show full article
Want to switch from Now Up-to-Date to iCal but scared about the amount of work in transferring all your existing events? Help is now at hand from the free NUD to iCal utility from BusyMac.Show full article
Heads up, iPhone road warriors! If you're unhappy with your iPhone 3G's battery life, there's a new solution - the Incase Power Slider case - that will radically improve the length of time you can use your iPhone without forcing you to carry a separate gadget.Show full article
Notable software releases this week include Script Debugger 4.5.2 and Cyberduck 3.1.Show full article
Read on for a collection of links to a collection of Adam's appearances elsewhere on the Internet, along with news of an interesting Apple patent and a nasty Seagate drive bug.Show full article
This week's discussions still focus on news from Macworld Expo, including what the future holds for the show now that Apple is out, as well as products like an Apple Kindle that were not announced but hoped for. Looking ahead, this month is the 25th anniversary of the Mac; what will Apple do, if anything? Readers also discuss being solicited for feedback from the company, the recent Safari RSS vulnerability, and setting QuickTime movies to play outside of the browser.Show full article