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Close Word Comments Easily

If you don't like how precisely you must mouse in Microsoft Word 2008 to delete comment balloons, note that you can Control-click (right-click) a balloon to pop up a contextual menu. From the menu choose Delete Comment, and you're done.

Also, to get rid of all comments at once, choose Tools > Customize Keyboard and set up a keyboard shortcut to go with the DeleteAllComments command, available in the Tools category. Oddly, there's no Delete Comment keyboard customization option that I can find.


Apple’s New Magic Peripherals Offer Modest Change

Apple has finally updated its long-on-the-tooth desktop mouse, keyboard, and trackpad to varying degrees, and added internal batteries to all. But the peripherals retain their unique personalities, and those hoping for a revamp of the somewhat controversial devices will be disappointed.

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Security Update 2014-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8.1, and Apple Pay Have Arrived

Apple Launches iMac with Retina Display, Refreshes Mac mini

Moving to iCloud Drive

How to Test Bash for Shellshock Vulnerabilities


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