Articles posted on December 2nd, 2003

Links opening in a new window: make it a preference setting

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 • 11:03 pm

The debate over whether links with a target=”_blank” attribute, i.e. links that force the browser to open the corresponding page in a new window, will probably never be settled for good. I personally use the target=”_blank” attribute for links to external sites, i.e. pages outside my own domain. I can fully understand the argument that […]

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iDisk performance in Panther: Good grief!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 • 5:26 am

I really wish I didn’t have to write this… I don’t use my iDisk very often — and every time I do, I am painfully reminded of the reason why. I hadn’t seriously used my iDisk since upgrading to Panther. Today, I wanted to upload a number of files, 14 MB worth in total. Now, […]

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Panther’s file synchronization problem: even with Mail

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 • 2:05 am

I’ve already noted the major problems that have resurfaced in Panther when it comes to keeping directory listings synchronized between applications. But I thought the problem was limited to “non-compliant” applications such as Camino. Today, I created a new document in Word, and saved it in an existing folder. I then switched to Mail and […]

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Word selection: longing for truly multilingual word processing and text editing tools

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 • 1:21 am

I have talked about how Microsoft Word’s multilingual capabilities are often more of a façade than anything else. But in truth this is a more general problem in modern computing. For example, one of the most fundamental behaviours on the Mac when working with text is that you can select a word by double-clicking anywhere […]

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