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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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Liz Castro's iPhoto Book Themes Site

Confused by all the possibilities available when building a book in iPhoto? Liz Castro has done an incredible job of documenting all the details of each theme.Show full article

OmniWeb and OmniSiblings Run Free

The Omni Group has announced that OmniWeb, OmniDazzle, OmniDiskSweeper, and OmniObjectMeter are all now available as free downloads, having previously been commercial products.Show full article

Apple Releases Beta of Safari 4

Apple's debut of a public beta of Safari 4 includes a slew of new features, interface changes, and low-level performance enhancements.Show full article

Kindle 2 Improves Design, Not Features

Amazon's Kindle 2 is far easier to use, with a simplified hardware design that streamlines navigation. Under the hood, it's the same offering, however, with the same limitations we've highlighted in the past.Show full article

The Greatest Computer Keyboard of All Time?

Through Unicomp, the legendary IBM Model M keyboard still lives - and it works fine with Mac OS X.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 02-Mar-09

Notable software releases this week include 1Password 2.9.9, Photoshop 11.0.1, MacSpeech Dictate 1.3, Corel Painter 11, and Cocktail 4.3.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 02-Mar-09

Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 02-Mar-09

In this week's discussions, readers look at the new Safari 4 beta, dream of marrying SubEthaEdit to Dropbox, relate tales of woe concerning Time Machine, and wonder whether Google is getting special treatment when it develops applications for the iPhone.Show full article

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