Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen
When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?
Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.
Other articles in the series Digital Cameras
- Digital Camera Goodies 2002 (16 Dec 02)
- Digital Photo Goodies (10 Dec 01)
- More Digital Cameras 2000 (13 Dec 00)
- Digital Cameras 2000 (11 Dec 00)
- Digital Camera Accouterments (04 Dec 00)
- The Second Generation of Digital Cameras, Part 2 (25 Jan 99)
- Pixel Perfect (15 Dec 97)
- Choosing a Digital Camera, Part 2: Which One to Buy? (08 Dec 97)
- Focusing on Digital Cameras, Part 1: Higher Is Better (01 Dec 97)
- Digital Camera Buying Guidelines, Part 1 (06 Dec 99)
- Digital Camera Buying Guidelines, Part 2 (13 Dec 99)
In this first issue of 1999, we welcome the new year with information about several software updates including new versions of BBEdit, Conflict Catcher, PaperPort software, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. We also bring news of PhotoScripter, scripting software for Photoshop; a look at what's up with running Linux on your Macintosh; and the beginning of an in-depth examination of the world of digital cameras.
Conflict Catcher 8.0.4 for Mac OS 8.5.1 -- Casady & Greene has released a free Conflict Catcher 8.0.4 update that adds support for performing a Clean-Install System Merge under Mac OS 8.5.1, includes Base and All extension sets for Mac OS 8.5.1 (which could be lost using previous versions of Conflict Catcher), and updates the reference library with additional file descriptions (including Sherlock plug-ins)Show full article
PaperPort Update for Mac OS 8.5 -- Visioneer has released a 2.1 MB update to its PaperPort software to resolve crashing problems using PaperPort 5.0 or higher under Mac OS 8.5Show full article
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 to Ship at Macworld -- At Macworld Expo this week, Microsoft will release Internet Explorer 4.5 for the Macintosh. Several new features have stood out in our testing of pre-release versions, including AutoFill for automatically filling out basic contact information in Web forms, AutoComplete for completing frequently used text in forms, print preview, and the capability to shrink Web pages to fit when printing (it's ideal for printing directions from a Web mapping service)Show full article
Thirteenth Annual Macworld SF Netters Dinner -- Mark your calendars if you're going to Macworld Expo in San Francisco this week. The tireless Jon Pugh is organizing the 13th Annual Netters Dinner in the traditional style, which means it will be held at the Hunan on Sansome and Broadway on Thursday, 07-Jan-99Show full article
A New Script for Photoshop -- If your life revolves around Adobe Photoshop and Macintosh scripting, Main Event Software may have released your Holy Grail with PhotoScripter 1.0, a plug-in that makes Photoshop 5.0 AppleScript-awareShow full article
A little over a year ago in TidBITS-407, I wrote about how to run Linux on your Mac. In case you haven't heard of it, Linux is a freely distributable clone of the Unix operating system that's gaining significant momentum, particularly in corporate and Internet arenas - and it's always been popular with programmers and Unix advocatesShow full article
Since last year at this time, the winds of change have swept though the digital camera industry, blowing away most of the first generation failures and replacing them with a solid base of megapixel digital cameras that are a hair's breadth away from producing film-quality imagesShow full article