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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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The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design.

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Mac Browser Security Hole -- Readers discuss the reality of the recently reported Mac OS X security hole and what should be done about it. (4 messages)

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<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/99/>

New AppleScript Trojan Horse -- Does fault lie with the person who writes a Trojan horse, or with the outlets that publicize the fact and thereby encourage others to do so? (8 messages)

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<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/98/>

Thoughts about WriteRight -- Readers contribute their ideas and opinions about an ideal Mac word processor. (31 messages)

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<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/101/>

Discussing Mellel -- Tune in on a conversation about Mellel between Adam and the CEO of the company that makes the word processor. (5 messages)

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<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/102/>

Problems with Disc Labeling -- After we wrote about the release of disclabel 2.0, a reader points out the problems that applying disc labels to CDs and DVDs can cause. (4 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>