Keyboard-based Dock Navigation
If you're a fan of keyboard shortcuts and navigation, you may want try accessing the Dock from your keyboard. Press Control-F3 to enter the Dock's keyboard access mode. Then you can press a letter corresponding with an item's name to select it; press Return to open it, Command-Q to quit the selected application, or Escape to exit keyboard access mode. You can also use the arrow keys, Tab key, and other keyboard navigation keys to toggle between the Dock items.
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In this issue we offer two beginnings: part one of an excellent review of what's new and easy to do in Excel 4.0, and part one of our discussion about Apple's Newton technology. In the on-going department, the estimable Bob LeVitus passes on a better workaround for the Word Styles bug. Endings for the week include Solutions, Inc. going out of business, and CE's discounted email-only upgrade offer for QuicKeys, which ends in a week.
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