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Enter Dashboard, Expose, or Spaces Temporarily

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 9 November 2009

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Computer Workstation Madness -- Does the new larger iMac create a bad viewing angle? Should computer workstations position computer monitors so you have to look down on the screen, like you're reading a book? (10 messages)

Flash Downloader -- A reader asks if there are any utilities for downloading streaming Flash video files. (2 messages)

Finder: 'select all' is inconsistent -- Selecting all messages in column view doesn't select what a reader expected, which led to his Mac launching 200 apps. (4 messages)


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