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Articles posted in March, 2012

Lion’s Auto Save: If it ain’t broke, fix it

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 • 1:23 pm

I have nothing against the concept of Auto Save per se. Anything that can help avoid accidental data loss and avoid forcing people to develop unnatural, neurotic habits like hitting the command-S keyboard shortcut every few seconds is a good idea in my book. I do have problems, however, with its implementation in Lion (Mac OS X 10.7). […]

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Safari 5.1.4: Restores ability to disable native support for display of PDF documents

Saturday, March 17th, 2012 • 9:31 am

Now that Safari 5.1.4 is officially out, I am pleased to report what I have known since the first builds of this version became available to AppleSeed members, which is that, in this latest version, Apple has restored the ability to disable native support for display of PDF documents, an ability that was removed when […]

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Mountain Lion’s Address Book

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 • 8:32 am

Ever since Mountain Lion, the next major Mac OS X upgrade, was announced, something has been bugging me. See, a couple of months ago I wrote a post about Lion’s Address Book. The post covered a number of issues, but one of the key points was that the new user interface for Address Book made one […]

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Safari 5.1: Hidden SPAN element adds extraneous carriage return

Friday, March 9th, 2012 • 2:57 pm

Ever since TERMIUM, the Government of Canada’s on-line terminology database, became a free service last year, the people behind the web interface have been tinkering with it in ways that have made it sometimes frustrating to use. A few days ago, they implemented yet another change, in which the “Search” and “Subject” tabs are now […]

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