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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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MessagePad Trickles In

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The first MessagePad details are trickling in from Pythaeus. "What is the MessagePad," you ask? Why the first of the Newtons from Apple, of course, and they're appearing soon, so pay attention.

The first units will range in price from $800 to $950, and just like Barbie will have a bunch of nifty accessories that cost between $20 and $250. Accessories include batteries (alkaline and rechargeable), battery packs, chargers of various kinds, carrying cases (including spiffy leather ones), connection kits for Mac and Windows, fax modems, 1 MB and 2 MB storage cards, battery boosters, and some cool software packages. Ken is still sold separately. Other details for the curious include:

  • Weight: less than one pound,

  • Dimensions: 7.5" x 4.5" x .75"

  • Screen: 3.5" LCD

  • CPU: 20 MHz ARM 610 (a RISC chip)

  • Memory: 4 MB ROM, and 640K RAM (hmm, I think I've seen that last number somewhere before...)

  • Expansion: One PCMCIA slot

  • Connectivity: Infrared link, and one RS-422 port

  • Pens: Two, one black, one red (just kidding about the colors)

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