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Freelance writer Nick Mediati spends way too much time in front of a computer, so he figured he might as well write about it. When he’s not playing with some new gadget, you can find him working in his garden or at an Oakland A’s game.

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Mighty Mouse as Application Switcher

Looking for an easier way to switch between multiple applications? Within Keyboard and Mouse Preferences under System Preferences, you can configure the scroll wheel to act as an Application Switcher. Press the scroll button to bring up Application Switcher, scroll to toggle to the application you want, and hit the scroll button again to switch. You can also double-click the scroll button to quickly switch to the previously active application.

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