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Keyboard-based Dock Navigation

If you're a fan of keyboard shortcuts and navigation, you may want try accessing the Dock from your keyboard. Press Control-F3 to enter the Dock's keyboard access mode. Then you can press a letter corresponding with an item's name to select it; press Return to open it, Command-Q to quit the selected application, or Escape to exit keyboard access mode. You can also use the arrow keys, Tab key, and other keyboard navigation keys to toggle between the Dock items.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/05-Dec-05

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Is anti-virus protection necessary? Macs don't suffer from the virus problems seen in the PC world; should Mac users even bother with anti-virus software? (21 messages)

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Blogs vs wiki vs forums? When should you use a blog versus a wiki versus a discussion forum? (3 messages)

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Finding and using power outlets in airports -- TidBITS Talk readers take the topic of PowerBook power adapters and morph it into a discussion of how to find power outlets in airports. (12 messages)

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Digital photography books -- TidBITS talk readers suggest useful books about digital photography. (7 messages)

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Music file conversions -- A complaint about not being able to burn an MP3 CD from AAC originals prompts a discussion of music file formats and conversions. (8 messages)

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Protecting a PowerBook from unauthorized use -- How do you keep your PowerBook entirely secure? (3 messages)

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Proper format for audiobooks -- When ripping CDs of audiobooks, what are the best encoding settings to use? (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>