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Articles posted in February, 2012

Pages ’09 Tip: Shortcut for creating hyperlink

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 • 4:20 pm

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the annoying default behaviour of the “Link” inspector in Pages ’09, which is used to turn the selected text into a link: What’s annoying about it isn’t just that the “Link” inspector is the only way to create such a link, but also that, each and every time […]

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Mountain Lion

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 • 5:02 pm

For anyone interested in the future of (Mac) OS X, John Gruber’s “Mountain Lion” is of course required reading, if only because he was given unprecedented access to a preview of the feature set of the next major upgrade of OS X. Beyond the features mentioned, the one big announcement is the fact that the OS will […]

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PowerPoint 2011: Selecting and replacing text is a nightmare

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 • 7:00 pm

I have already had the opportunity to report on multiple bugs in PowerPoint for Mac OS X involving text selection over the years. Just do a search for “PowerPoint” in this blog to get an idea. Here’s another one to add to the list. Let’s say you have a typical PowerPoint slide that looks like this: And […]

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Lion (Mac OS X 10.7): A flea-ridden cat

Friday, February 3rd, 2012 • 6:41 pm

Ever since I upgraded to Lion last summer, I’ve been dealing with the usual, seemingly unavoidable collection of bugs that each and every major OS upgrade brings. What has been particularly irritating about the phenomenon this time around is that today, six months and several incremental OS updates later (we are currently at Mac OS […]

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