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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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More ARA

More ARA -- Peter Kaufman passes along word from Cayman Systems that they have no plans to add ARA 2.0 support to the GatorLink. Mark's "ARA Options" article in TidBITS #213 conveyed our assumption that they'd upgrade in the near futureShow full article

Shawn Ramer

Shawn Ramer writes: In TidBITS #213 you mentioned how PowerTalk could delete email when a gateway service is removed. This just happened to me but I was able to recover by restoring from a backup three files in the PowerTalk Data folder: System Folder:PowerTalk Data:WSBTree System Folder:PowerTalk Data:IPM Bin:QMgrCatalog System Folder:PowerTalk Data:IPM Bin:QMgrPrefs And since we all back up obsessively, this is a great solution, right? Show full article

Newton, Take Two

Since even before Apple introduced the MessagePad in August, we've been tantalized with pictures and descriptions of the Newtons of the future. They've come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from MessagePad-type pocket PDAs, to notebook-sized slates, all the way up to wall-sized units that might be the chalkboard of the 21st century. Word on the street has Apple preparing to release the second member of the Newton family, an enhanced and streamlined version of the MessagePad, code-named "Lindy." The new model will feature 1 MB of RAM compared to the MessagePad's 640K, which just about triples the amount of space available for user informationShow full article

The Hidden Printer

Technical Support Coordinator, BAKA Computers What's the bargain of the decade? Rumors of the upcoming Apple PowerPC accelerator cards aside, a remarkable deal I'm surprised isn't talked about more is the DEClaser 1152 laser printer, at $699. Okay, so that's a bit of a convoluted sentenceShow full article

4-Sight Small Site

For a long time, there were no Mac-oriented network fax products. You could send faxes from your very own fax modem, hooked directly to your Mac, or stand in line to use your office fax machineShow full article

Stac Wins Suit Against Microsoft

For those of you who remember back almost exactly a year, last winter Stac Electronics filed a suit against Microsoft, alleging that Microsoft infringed on Stac's compression patents (TidBITS #164)Show full article

CE Acquires Powercore

CE Software, Inc., maker of QuickMail and QuicKeys, announced today that it has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire all assets of Powercore, Inc., a developer of Macintosh and DOS network scheduling softwareShow full article

Meeting Maker Followup

When I announced the Caveat Emptor column, I stated specifically that I was only interested in articles that could result in a positive effect for the Macintosh communityShow full article

More PowerPC Reports

Reports flowed in over the past week from kind readers with extra bits of information to share about the upcoming PowerPC introductions, as well as a few correctionsShow full article

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