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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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How Adam Engst and Other Experts Use Their Macs

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At Macworld, former TidBITS staff writer Lex Friedman surveyed Mac experts such as TidBITS publisher Adam Engst, Instapaper creator Marco Arment, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, Faith Korpi of the IRL Talk podcast, and Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software about how they use their Macs. Read on for ideas about how to set up your own Mac and to learn Adam’s strong opinions about window placement.favicon follow link

 

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Anonymous  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2013-11-05 12:20
Great article but which utility is Adam using to assign programs to function keys
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-11-05 12:38
Keyboard Maestro, of course. :-) I'm not sure why Lex didn't mention that in the article.