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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.

 

 

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Infinite Recursion with Screen Sharing

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I was experimenting with Leopard Screen Sharing and its backwards compatibility with VNC - see "Screen Sharing with Leopard Extends to Tiger," 2007-10-26 - when I managed to produce this lovely recursive screen capture.

I was using Timbuktu Pro 8.7, the new Leopard-compatible release, to connect to a test system I have that's running Leopard. With Remote Desktop enabled on my main Tiger computer, I connected back from Leopard. Leopard and Timbuktu Pro gamely redrew each recursive window in alternation. What a partnership. The two programs kept drawing smaller and smaller screens - look in the middle left to see teeny tiny forms of the whole.

 

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