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Disable Caps Lock

If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.

 
 
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MacNotables Podcast on Email Clients

MacNotables Podcast on Email Clients -- Few types of software engender the same level of loyalty as email clients. It makes some sense; an email program is the communications lifeline to the world for many of us, instant messaging notwithstanding, and we all end up with a lot of data - messages, addresses, carefully constructed folder hierarchies - in our email programs that would be difficult to transfer to another clientShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: BeLight Software's Disc Cover

The Ukrainian Mac development firm BeLight Software continues to extend their flock of special purpose publishing programs, adding the CD/DVD labeling software Disc Cover to the collection of Business Card Composer, Mail Factory, and Swift PublisherShow full article

Creative Commons License Upheld in Dutch Court

Now this is interesting. The non-profit organization Creative Commons offers a set of copyright licenses that enable content creators to grant additional rights beyond those normally provided by copyright law - we publish TidBITS under a Creative Commons license (see "Seven Hundred Issues, a CMS, and Creative Commons" in TidBITS-700)Show full article

Apple, iTunes and France: The Reality

You may have read that the French are at it again: harassing Apple, and requiring them to open the FairPlay digital rights management (DRM) system used to protect music files sold by the iTunes Music StoreShow full article

Carry That Weight: Apple Versus Apple

This week, Steve Jobs's Apple Computer and the Beatles' Apple Corps are scheduled to go to trial in England, marking a new phase in a trademark dispute which has clung to both companies for more than a quarter centuryShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/27-Mar-06

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. How to covert a music file to a Podcast? An attempt to make iTunes see an MP3 file as a podcast leads to discussions of how iTunes handles filesShow full article

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