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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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Migrating from Now Contact -- A reader trying to synchronize information from Now Contact to a Palm Treo runs into trouble. (2 messages)


Non-English unicode fonts in Safari -- A custom Tibetan font is required to read a Web site, but the font isn't one that ships with Mac OS X. (5 messages)


Prosoft Drive Genius vs. Alsoft DiskWarrior -- Does Drive Genius unseat long-time Mac drive campion DiskWarrior? (6 messages)


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External disk -- The low cost of hard drives these days makes it possible to toss an old, low-capacity drive and replace it with a new internal drive, rather than trying to boot from a small external one. (15 messages)


"Mac Users Think They're Superior" -- Yes, it's the title of an article in Advertising Age. Yes, we think we're superior compared to someone who would print a ridiculous article. (8 messages)


iWork and iWeb Updated, Apple Restricts Release Notes -- Apple's lack of release notes is increasingly infuriating, especially for the reader who lost hours reinstalling Leopard after the latest iWork update. (5 messages)


comparing older mac speeds -- A Web site lists a complete history of Apple hardware and specifications, leading one reader to note that browsing the Web on an older PowerBook is comparable to a newer MacBook Pro. (5 messages)


Screen shots disabled while DVD player is running... -- How do you get around the limitation when this message appears? A few options are available. (2 messages)

 

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