Articles posted on August 10th, 2004

Mac OS X applications: A troubling lack of focus

Tuesday, August 10th, 2004 • 10:43 pm

Take a look at the following window in Safari: The actual web page doesn’t matter. What matters is the user interface in the window. Can you tell, just from looking at this window, where the focus is? It seems that there is no visible focus. Nothing is selected or highlighted with the blue halo effect. […]

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Mac OS X Security updates: Yet more confusion

Tuesday, August 10th, 2004 • 12:40 am

The Apple people who put together the information regarding Mac OS X security updates really have a way of making you feel dumb. I’ve already discussed serious issues about the way Apple shared its information regarding previous updates. It’s not getting any better. Today, Apple simultaneously released the Mac OS X 10.3.5 system update and […]

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Mac OS X: Bug with ‘Format’ menu in ‘Save As’ dialog boxes in certain Carbon applications

Tuesday, August 10th, 2004 • 12:12 am

One of the useful things about Acrobat Professional 6.0 (part of the Adobe CS package) is that it does a pretty decent job of exporting existing PDF files as RTF files or Word documents. (If you try to copy text from a PDF file to a Word document using the selection tool in Preview or […]

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