Articles posted on February 5th, 2004

Safari: Travelling menu items

Thursday, February 5th, 2004 • 5:02 am

Whenever you try to open a new web page in a new window in Safari, Safari adds the window to its “Window” menu, as expected. But what it actually adds to this menu is a reference to the window title for this new window. The problem is that, due to the way that Safari works, […]

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FireWire woes: Kanguru drive the culprit

Thursday, February 5th, 2004 • 4:03 am

I think I’ve finally identified the reason behind my recent FireWire woes. Today, I wanted to do a search for a file in the Finder. I chose to search “Everywhere” because I couldn’t remember which volume it might be on. The searching process started, the search results window appeared and started filling up, and then […]

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Filling out forms in Safari 1.2: Aqua buttons briefly highlighted in blue when using the Return or Enter key

Thursday, February 5th, 2004 • 1:29 am

In the recently released Safari 1.2, when you fill out a form, if you activate the “Submit” button (or whatever it’s called) by hitting the Return or Enter key rather than using the mouse to click on the actual button on the screen, there is a short visual effect that highlights the button in blue […]

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Another illustration of the problem with brushed-metal windows

Thursday, February 5th, 2004 • 1:24 am

I’ve already written extensively about issues with brushed-metal windows in Mac OS X. Another issue is with the use of the keyboard shortcut for the “Cycle Through Windows” command that is available in most Mac OS X applications. On my Canadian CSA keyboard, the shortcut is cmd-ù. I think it’s cmd-~ on US keyboards. I […]

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