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Keyboard-based Dock Navigation

If you're a fan of keyboard shortcuts and navigation, you may want try accessing the Dock from your keyboard. Press Control-F3 to enter the Dock's keyboard access mode. Then you can press a letter corresponding with an item's name to select it; press Return to open it, Command-Q to quit the selected application, or Escape to exit keyboard access mode. You can also use the arrow keys, Tab key, and other keyboard navigation keys to toggle between the Dock items.

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Netscape Sleep Plug-In

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Jeff Carlson <kepi@halcyon.com> writes:
In an effort to preserve its market share by prolonging the lives of its users, Netscape today released a Sleep plug-in for use in Netscape Navigator. The demo is a huge download, but there's a workaround for users with slow connections or who can't wait for some shut-eye:

  • put your face close to monitor so that screen takes up all your visible space
  • push the power button on the monitor and wait for the image to fade from your burnt retinas

This workaround provides just basic functionality; if you want the dream module, you'll need to download the software and manually move your eyeballs rapidly to simulate R.E.M. sleep (looping "Losing My Religion" in the background is not required for this build of the module, pending negotiations with Warner Brothers Records). Be forewarned the software is still in "preview beta" stage, and according to the ReadMe file it's "barely stable, it probably won't work, but download it anyway so we can justify our over-inflated stock price."

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