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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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Last Tango Round the Mulberry Bush -- Matt Neuburg's article about the email program Mulberry brings out supporters and questions the need for a bug-report mechanism for a program no longer in development. 6 messages


The Decline of WWDC -- Attendees of Apple's Worldwide Development Conference debate the shortcomings of this year's show, based on Matt Neuburg's article from last week. 16 messages


Secure Transfer Using Civil Netizen and Pando -- Glenn Fleishman's article on these two file-sharing applications brings up other services, such as Amazon's S3 and Tango DropBox Pro. 2 messages


Should I get a new scanner? Is it worth trying to find a scanner with Intel-native drivers, or stick with your existing one? 5 messages


Notification scheme for reducing spam -- The peer-to-peer aspects of Civil Netizen and Pando prompt speculation on how such technology might be used to cut down spam. 7 messages

 

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Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
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