Articles posted on August 12th, 2003

Word X: Space Before bug

Tuesday, August 12th, 2003 • 7:14 pm

I have a bunch of predefined styles in my Normal template, including several styles with the paragraph formatting “Space Before” set to “12 points”. For example, the style of the selected paragraph in the picture below includes Space Before = 12 pts and Space After = 12 pts, as indicated in the “Paragraph Format” window […]

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Fix for Mac OS X extension problem

Tuesday, August 12th, 2003 • 6:23 pm

A while ago, I described a weird problem that I was HAVING in Mac OS X where I was unable to get Mac OS X to set certain files ending with “.html” to open with BBEdit by default. Well, I was finally able to try the “hack” (fix) sent to me by a reader, which […]

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“Host Relauncher” mystery

Tuesday, August 12th, 2003 • 5:28 pm

This is a problem that I have been experiencing from time to time under Mac OS X. After weeks and sometimes months of uptime with no performance problems, one day I notice that things on my dual 1.25 GHz G4 are a bit sluggish. I take a look at my MenuMeters indicators, and they SHOW […]

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Mac OS X’s Mail: The little things that work

Tuesday, August 12th, 2003 • 1:28 am

I have done my share of complaining about Mac OS X’s Mail application and its many shortcomings (still not fixed for the most part). So today I thought I would share a positive note for a change. By default, hitting the “Reply” button when viewing a message in Mail creates a new message that is […]

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