Articles posted on January 20th, 2004

Mac OS X: Need more consistency across applications in the Window menu

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004 • 4:27 am

In Mac OS X’s Finder, when you have several windows open and one of them is minimized (i.e. reduced to a small icon on the right-hand side of the Dock), then if you look at the “Window” menu you’ll see that the title of the minimized window has a black diamond in front of it: […]

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Panther’s Mail: Unexpectedly closing message windows

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004 • 4:23 am

Sometimes you are in the process of reading an email message in its own window in Mail. You see a sentence or a paragraph that you’d like to forward to a friend. So you select the relevant portion of the text in the message and click on the “Forward” button. Mail correctly creates a new […]

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iChat: Not very clever with Address Book entries

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004 • 1:22 am

iChat is integrated with Address Book in Mac OS X, which means that it uses the contact information included in Address Book entries to determine your list of potential iChat interlocutors. If you click on the “+” button at the bottom of the “Buddy List” window in iChat, a dialog sheet will slide out with […]

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