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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.

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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

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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

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

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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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