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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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Apple Printing Fix Comes... and Goes

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Apple Printing Fix Comes... and Goes -- Last week, Apple released a fix for a crashing problem when printing to already-busy network printers using a Power Mac 7200, 7500, 8500, or 9500. I'd give you the URL, but two days later Apple yanked the fix off its Internet servers, citing unspecified problems. If you managed to download and install it in that time, I recommend removing it from your System folder. [GD]


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