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Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen

When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?

Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/06-Dec-04

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Problems with AirPort 4.1 -- After updating to AirPort 4.1, some users are having trouble with Wireless Distribution System (WDS). A factory reset seems to help. (3 messages)

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AirPort Express and WDS -- Which non-Apple wireless access points support WDS? (4 messages)

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Reflections on iCal: categories and calendars -- Categories between iCal and Palm OS handhelds don't reliably synchronize, leading to suggestions for working around the problem (including using other calendar applications). (7 messages)

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GarageBand.com and other digital music initiatives -- Shortly after Geoff Duncan's article about GarageBand.com highlighting unsigned bands appeared, Universal Music announced that it would be testing digital-only releases of a few of its artists. (2 messages)

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