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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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Xanadu Addresses

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It seems that the Xanadu special issue we put out last week was quite a hit. However, at the time we didn't have complete contact information. We have gotten some more names and addresses and even email addresses. So if you read our article and wanted to know more, write to Xanadu and ask for more information. They have several brochures on the Xanadu Server in particular. [insert our standard plug about mentioning TidBITS when you contact them :-) ]

For marketing or business information, contact:

Joel Voelz
Xanadu Director of Marketing
Autodesk, Inc.
2320 Marinship Way
Sausalito, CA 94965
415/332-2344 x 2852
415/856-4112
joel@xanadu.com
...!{uunet,sun,acad}!xanadu!joel

For general, technical, or developer information, contact:

Susan Schumaker
Xanadu Operating Company
550 California Avenue
Suite 101
Palo Alto, CA 94306
415/856-4112
sue@xanadu.com
...!{uunet,sun,acad}!xanadu!sue

Information from:
Adam C. Engst -- TidBITS Editor

 

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