Enter Dashboard, Expose, or Spaces Temporarily
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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Last week brought us "black Friday" as Apple announced employee layoffs and another restructuring; this week, Adam looks at what Apple's keeping, setting aside, and putting into maintenance mode. We also bring you news on Java and Shockwave security problems and a PowerPC update to QuicKeys, plus a detailed review of Digital Chisel, an easy-to-use multimedia authoring and Web publishing tool aimed at kids.
Java and Shockwave Security -- Although mainstream media has been saturated recently with news of security issues in the Windows version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, a different security problem in Sun's Java received comparatively little attentionShow full article
Quicker QuicKeys -- CE Software has (finally) released a PowerPC native version of QuicKeys, their powerful tool for assigning keyboard shortcuts and automating tasks (see TidBITS-347)Show full article
Fetch 3.0.3 -- Last week, we noted the release of Fetch 3.0.2, which added a Resume Download feature and enhanced Open Transport support. Shortly thereafter, Fetch 3.0.3 emerged, which fixes a View File bug that dropped the first character of the file being viewedShow full article
By now you've all heard about Apple's cold turkey diet regime for cutting costs in an effort to return to profitability in 1997. Let's take a quick look at what was cut, what's on life support, and what survivedShow full article
Digital Chisel HTML 2.1.3, affectionately known as "the Chisel," comes from Pierian Springs Software, and it's used by teachers and students to devise snazzy multimedia presentations, tutorials, and even testsShow full article