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Hold down F9, F10, F11, or F12 (or whatever you've set for the Expose and Spaces keyboard shortcuts) for a few seconds, and then release the key to enter and leave the appropriate mode without having to press the key again. This is particularly useful for Dashboard, in which you can check the contents of a widget and then return to your work with only a single key press.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 26-Jan-09

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SugarSync Problems -- Readers report data loss and little developmental work on the beta software for synchronizing files over the Internet. (3 messages)


Leopard Use Percentage -- It's difficult to determine how many people are using Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, but statistics from the Omni Group help provide one data point. (9 messages)


Caffeine -- Readers discuss the pros and cons of software that prevents your computer's screen from dimming after a set amount of time. (13 messages)


Folder View Question -- Is it possible to specify that all new Finder windows open in column view? (3 messages)


MacBook shutdown with (just) power button? Following an abrupt freeze and shutdown of a MacBook, a reader gets conflicting information on how to solve the problem from Apple's customer support line and an Apple Genius at an Apple Store. (4 messages)

 

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