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    Compressing and decompressing files
    Anyone know of a good compressing and decompressing app for Mavericks? I am on a genealogy kick and need to email multiple pages an pix to relatives who don't have a Mac

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    It's built into the OS. Just right click on the file(s) and choose compress. It creates a standard zip file.

    Just for info pictures in a compressed format like jpg won't compress further.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    compression
    Thanks for the replt "mrplow". Problem is .... I have no way to "right click" with my mouse

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    You can use CMD + Click

    You must have a very old mouse !!! There are lots of right-click features in Mavericks you're missing out on
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    compression
    You are right. My mouse is 7 years old. Time to buy a new one. Thanks again.

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    Holding CMD and clicking will do the same thing in the interim
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    I use Archiver. It's a paid alternative, but provides a user interface, preview and support for various formats.

    Link

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    Don't know about UK but in US it's control-click. And yes, you need a 3 button mouse.
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