Articles posted on April 1st, 2003

Mac OS X: Clipboard Keyboard Shortcut Flaw

Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 • 10:53 pm

This is a very problematic issue, because the keyboard shortcuts for Copy, Cut, and Paste are so universal and so ingrained (cmd-C, cmd-X, and cmd-V on the Mac; ctrl-C, ctrl-X, and ctrl-V in Windows). I cannot count the number of times where I have done the following: select a chunck of text hit cmd-X to […]

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Word X: Minor bug becomes major irritant

Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 • 6:42 pm

A typical situation in MS Word. I use a French-Canadian keyboard, whose layout is significantly different from the US English layout: some keys are in a different location, there are added keys for common accented French letters, etc. While not perfect, the French-Canadian keyboard layout (also known as “Canadian CSA”) is much better than the […]

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Mac OS X: Sticky Menu Problem

Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 • 2:47 am

This is something that has been bugging me for a while, but it’s very intermittent and unpredictable, so I don’t know quite what to do about it. I can’t really report it until I have a clearer idea of what triggers it. In a nutshell, the problem is that, all of a sudden, some menus […]

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