Articles posted on August 20th, 2003

Mailsmith 2.0.1: Yey!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003 • 10:48 pm

Straight from Bare Bones: Added a “List Display Font” option to the Application preferences. This option determines the size of the font used to display lists (such as message lists and mailbox lists, and pretty much every other list in the application as well). So if you want to use Papyrus 17 now, go right […]

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Sol Campbell and the FA

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003 • 9:55 pm

I have no idea what Kevin McCarra is trying to say in his August 20 column for The Guardian on the “rift” between Arsenal defender Sol Campbell and the Football Association following the incident with Manchester United player Djemba-Djemba during the recent Community Shield game. What I’d like to quote is the following: It is […]

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New reviews at

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003 • 4:22 pm

My reviews of the Photoshop plug-ins Extensis Intellihance and Extensis PhotoFrame are up at “Review: Extensis Intellihance Pro 4.0 ” “Review: Extensis PhotoFrame 2.5 ” Check them out.

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Safari behaviour with ALT attributes in IMG tags

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003 • 1:21 am

When rendering pages that contain IMG tags referring to picture files, if the IMG tag contains an ALT attribute, Safari displays the text of the ALT attribute while loading the image. However, if the downloading process is interrupted before the image is loaded (when the user clicks on the “Stop” button, for example), then Safari […]

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Safari bug with PRE tag

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003 • 1:13 am

As an item posted on this blog earlier today demonstrates, there appears to be a bug in Safari when using A tags within a block of text formatted with the PRE tag. Safari renders such text using the font Times instead of the monospace (fixed-width) font defined in its preferences. It’s possible that the problem […]

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Apple telling you what’s right for you

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003 • 1:07 am

There is something even more annoying than Mac OS X regularly “forgetting” preference settings that you had changed manually and switching them back to their default value. What’s even more annoying is Apple telling you that “this is normal”. Here’s a telling example: “Mac OS X: Software UPDATE Unexpectedly Resumes Automatically Checking for Updates” In […]

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