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Articles posted in November, 2014

Numbers 3.5: Keeps displaying time in date cells with no time

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 • 4:56 pm

At the same time I upgraded my Mac Pro to Yosemite last week, I decided to upgrade to the latest versions of Pages and Numbers. Because of the disastrous changes made by Apple in Pages 5 compared to Pages ’09, I have permanently switched to Nisus Writer Pro as my default word processor, and I have […]

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Mail 8 (Yosemite): Now includes attribution at same quote level as quotation itself

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 • 3:37 pm

Every so often (albeit with worryingly increasing frequency these days), Apple’s software engineers make changes that make you shake your head in disbelief. Now that I have upgraded to Yosemite (a not-too-pleasant experience), I have a fresh new batch of such changes to describe. Here’s one that has to do with the new version of […]

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OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): Unacceptable levels of responsiveness

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 • 10:32 am

In the summer, I bought a new Mac Pro. My previous machine (a 2009 Mac Pro) was getting long in the tooth. It would have lasted a while longer, but then one of my screens broke and I had to replace that, so I figured that, the 2013 Mac Pro having been out for a […]

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OS X Tip: Better than ‘Paste and Match Style’

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 • 11:48 am

Yesterday, Jason Snell’s Six Colors web site posted a tip about using OS X’s built-in keyboard customization features to create a universal shortcut for a command for pasting as plain text. While the tip is not useless, it neglected to mention the fact that the menu command labelled “Paste and Match Style” is not nearly as […]

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OS X 10.9 (Mavericks): Bug with ‘Secure Keyboard Mode’

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 • 10:26 am

OS X has a special keyboard mode that it switches to whenever the cursor is in a password field (in an OS X dialog, in a web page in Safari, Firefox, in apps that require password input, etc.). This mode, called ‘Secure Keyboard Mode’, is intended to protect your password input from any kind of snooping by […]

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