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3 Tips For Getting More From Your Mac

Learn how to fix the mouse problem you didn't even know you had, find out which applications are hogging your processor cycles, and replace the Finder with an ultra-powerful alternative.

Learn how to fix the mouse problem you didn't even know you had, find out which applications are hogging your processor cycles, and replace the Finder with an ultra-powerful alternative.

Mac OS X's Mouse Acceleration Problem: explains why the mouse is awkward to use on Macs, and what you can do to fix the problem. I''ve been using USB Overdrive, one of the apps that this article recommends, for about five minutes and I love it already.

Apple pioneered the window-mouse interface for personal computing, but they've done a mediocre job developing mice for the past 20+ years. I've observed this peculiarity of history before:.

Hunting processor hogs: How to find applications that are hogging up all your processor cycles.

Path Finder 4.7.2: This software is an alternative to the Mac Finder. It lets you open multiple folders in tabs, designate files and folders as favorites, preview the contents of files, and lots more. Recommended highly by the magnificent Merlin Mann. who describes 7 things he likes about Path Finder..

I've been using Path Finder a couple of days now, and I like it a lot. On the other hand, I don't use it very often - I don't go into the Finder much - so I'm wondering if it's worth the $35 price to continue using when the 21-day trial is over.