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Mighty Mouse as Application Switcher

Looking for an easier way to switch between multiple applications? Within Keyboard and Mouse Preferences under System Preferences, you can configure the scroll wheel to act as an Application Switcher. Press the scroll button to bring up Application Switcher, scroll to toggle to the application you want, and hit the scroll button again to switch. You can also double-click the scroll button to quickly switch to the previously active application.

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Thunderbolt Software and Display Updates

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If you have a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac or a Thunderbolt Display, you’ll want to install Apple’s just-released Thunderbolt Software Update, available for both Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (60.3 MB) and 10.6 Snow Leopard (65.5 MB). Apple says it provides support for the Thunderbolt Display and bug fixes for Thunderbolt devices. Also new is the Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update (923 KB), which improves the stability of the Thunderbolt Display. This last update comes in the form of an updater application that will be installed in /Applications/Utilities and will be launched automatically. (Free)

 

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Comments about Thunderbolt Software and Display Updates

rcrispin  2011-09-27 13:09
The updates have not fixed all the problems with Thunderport on the new MacMinis. Most of the 11 we purchased still do not connect to the monitor in the thunderport when they wake from sleep. Monitors in the HDMI port work as expected.
Doc Izzy  2011-09-28 07:26
This seems to have fixed the flicker on my 2011 MacBook Air internal display.