Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 44092
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/09/21 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2006/8/22-24 [Computer/Companies/Apple, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:44092 Activity:nil
8/21    Found an app called 'witch', nice MacOS cmd-tab "supplement."  Lets
        you also choose between minimized windows of an app.  -John
        \_ Try looking at mdfind (spotlight search). There are also
           plenty of nifty built-in command-line utils at
2018/09/21 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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