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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/25-Oct-04

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The Tyranny of Email -- You probably rely on email for your daily communication, but is it taking up too much of your time? When is communication a distraction? And can you really afford to quit your email client? (4 messages)

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iChat archiving -- With all the text generated by iChat instant messaging, how do you find an old conversation? (5 messages)

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Bookmarks in Preview? One reader, who uses Preview to read her Take Control ebooks, wonders if the program can be bookmarked in much the same way you put a scrap of paper in a physical book. (4 messages)

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Issues with Office 2004 SP1 -- Readers discuss the changes in Microsoft's latest service pack update for Office 2004. (2 messages)

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