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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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Flipper Color Monitor

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Not content to let Radius pivot on its laurels, Personal Computer Peripherals Corp. announced the Flipper, a 17" color monitor that can change from portrait to landscape orientation. Unlike the Radius monitor, though, the Mac must be restarted when the monitor is flipped. With a list price of $2495 the Flipper is significantly more expensive than the Radius Pivot, which retails for $1690 ($995 for the monitor, $695 for the card). However, the Flipper may be the only color full-page display available. It boasts a 72 dpi resolution and a fast refresh rate of 75 Hz. Neither the Pivot nor the Flipper come with video cards for the SE or the Plus, but both support the SE/30 along with Mac II class machines.

As much as the ability to change orientation is useful, the simple fact that the Flipper is a full page display (or very close, anyway) that includes color should make it popular with desktop publishers who require color and prefer a full page display.

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