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Mighty Mouse as Application Switcher

Looking for an easier way to switch between multiple applications? Within Keyboard and Mouse Preferences under System Preferences, you can configure the scroll wheel to act as an Application Switcher. Press the scroll button to bring up Application Switcher, scroll to toggle to the application you want, and hit the scroll button again to switch. You can also double-click the scroll button to quickly switch to the previously active application.

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Take Control News/20-Mar-06

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New Take Control Ebooks Cover GarageBand 3 -- Regardless of your musical experience, if you want to make the most of GarageBand 3, follow along with Seattle musician Jeff Tolbert as he shows you how to work creatively with GarageBand and get the most out of its features. In "Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand," you'll find step-by-step directions for using GarageBand's built-in loops to plan, edit, mix, and export a tune, and in "Take Control of Recording Music with GarageBand," Jeff covers how to get the most out of existing gear and what to purchase, as well as real-world recording studio techniques, using a mic, and applying effects. Both ebooks include linked-in audio that lets you listen to Jeff's examples while you read about them. If you own an older version of one of these ebooks, click the Check for Updates button on the cover of your copy to find update information.

<http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/garageband- music.html?14@@!pt=TRK-0007-TB821-TCNEWS>
<http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/garageband- recording.html?14@@!pt=TRK-0016-TB821- TCNEWS>

"Take Control of Podcasting" Goes Live as a Free Podcast -- If "Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac" helped give you podcasting fever, be sure to tune in to author Andy Affleck's new "Take Control of Podcasting" podcast to learn more and stay up to date with the latest developments in the field. The first full-length episode covers the new podcasting features in GarageBand 3 (complete with sound effects!) and Monbots in Sound Studio 3, and includes an interview with fellow Take Control author Kirk McElhearn about iTunes, podcasts, and Skype.

<http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/mac-podcasting/>

You can hear even more of Andy's dulcet tones on the popular MacVoices podcast as host Chuck Joiner interviews Andy Affleck about podcasting and his ebook:

<http://www.macvoices.com/archives/2006/642.html>

 

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>