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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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Two Corrections in TidBITS 827

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Two Corrections in TidBITS 827 -- Alert readers pointed out two corrections in last week's issue. In Mark Anbinder's article "MacBook Pro Line Adds 17-inch Size," the specification for the new laptop's SuperDrive should be 8x speed, not 4x (which Mark correctly wrote in his ExtraBITS post on the day the computer was announced, but got mangled when editing the issue).

<http://db.tidbits.com/article/08507>

And in "Tools We Use: Backdrop," I incorrectly wrote that one could take a screenshot in Mac OS X using the keyboard combinations Command-3 or Command-4. Since I (along with the rest of the staff) use Snapz Pro X to capture screenshots, I rarely use the Mac OS X shortcuts, which are Command-Shift-3 and Command-Shift-4. Thanks for keeping us (me) on our (my) toes! [JLC]

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