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Disable Caps Lock

If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.


Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/29-Jan-07

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How to Google Earth -- Tristan Engst's first TidBITS article generates its first TidBITS Talk thread filled with encouragement and well-wishes. (5 messages)

iPod vending machine -- Yes, you can buy iPods and accessories from vending machines now. But can you get an iPod and a candy bar? The pieces are all there, but no one has implemented that brilliant convergence... yet. (2 messages)

Using the Apple USB Modem -- A reader runs into a problem where plugging in a flash drive or SD memory card via an IOGEAR USB port expander and memory card reader hangs up the connection established by the Apple USB Modem. (4 messages)

Ordering from (and selling on) Amazon -- After noting an apparent drop in sales momentum for Joe Kissell's "Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups" at, readers discuss the online retailer's complex mosaic of storing and shipping inventory. (4 messages)

Parallels backwards? Might a future version of Parallels Desktop be capable of running Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware? (5 messages)

Info-Mac CD 3rd Edition from 1993 for patent busting -- A lawyer is looking for an old Info-Mac disc to establish prior use in a patent case. (5 messages)

iTunes audio plug-ins? Is it possible to manipulate the output of music playback to mimic environments such as concert halls? An iTunes plug-in would seem to be the solution, but other software might be better suited. (3 messages)


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