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Open Links from Mail in the Background

Tired of switching back and forth between Mail and your Web browser every time you click a link in a TidBITS issue or other email message? Here's an easy workaround. Hold down the Command key when you click links in Mail to open them in your browser without switching away from Mail. That way you can keep reading in Mail and then read all the Web pages you've opened.

 
 

Five Fixes for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Complaints are inevitable with any new release of OS X, and Yosemite has garnered its fair share. Here are a few solutions and workarounds for problems we’ve experienced or seen reported.

 
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How to Relocate a Dropbox Subfolder to Another Disk

FlippedBITS: Java, JavaScript, and You

What to Do When Your Web Browser Won’t Display PDFs

Mistaken Identity in the TidBITS Commenting System

FlippedBITS: IMAP Misconceptions

Avoid and Fix Word Document Corruption

FlippedBITS: Four Password Myths

Explore Alternatives to Google Reader

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
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OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Fixes Nagging Bugs

FlippedBITS: Booting Your Mac from a Duplicate

Introducing Our New FlippedBITS Column

DataMan Pro Returns, Again, with Fewer Features

Deciding If Time Machine Should Back Up Dropbox

iOS 6.1.2 Fixes Battery-Draining Exchange Bug

iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S Aims to Fix Cellular Problems

“Take Control of iTunes 11: The FAQ” Answers Your iTunes Questions

Bento 4.1.2 Loses Live Data Links with Calendar and iPhoto

Enable Quick Look for Markdown Files

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