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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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Replacing DocuComp to compare word processing docs -- DocuComp was a utility for comparing two documents, but now it's available only on Windows. What other document-comparison alternatives are available? (6 messages)

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iChat video chats -- Some Windows AIM users appear in the Buddy List with camera icons, even if they don't own a video camera. (2 messages)

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Digital Photos -- Readers revisit the topic of which online photo developers produce good results from digital originals (and the prices seem to be coming down, too!). (2 messages)

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>