Articles posted on November 17th, 2003

Quarter Life Crisis on burning CDs with Mac OS X

Monday, November 17th, 2003 • 8:40 am

Sven-S. Porst’s Quarter Life Crisis has an excellent article entitled “Mature Burning” on the deceptive “simplicity” of burning CDs (data or audio) with Mac OS X. I especially agree with the comments about audio CD burning with iTunes. Even a (sort of) techno buff such as myself was fooled the first time. That stuff is […]

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Panther: Finder back to its old tricks

Monday, November 17th, 2003 • 6:21 am

I like many of the improvements made to the Finder in Panther, which is now a more Mac OS X-like application. (You can now command-click on the toolbar widget in the top-right corner to change the display mode of the toolbar, for example.) But I really don’t like the fact that some issues that affected […]

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Panther: Preview still needs work

Monday, November 17th, 2003 • 6:04 am

Since upgrading to Panther, I’m trying to get accustomed to using Preview for viewing PDF documents rather than Adobe Reader. But it boggles the mind to see that Apple is still unable to really provide some essential functionality. For example, I like to see the total number of pages of a PDF document at all […]

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Word X: Stalls still there in Panther

Monday, November 17th, 2003 • 4:54 am

I can’t remember where I read this now (I think it was in a reader report on the MacInTouch web site), but I remember quite clearly someone mentioning that the annoying stalls that had been plaguing Microsoft Word ever since the first version of Office v. X came out were finally gone when using Word […]

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