Articles posted on May 14th, 2005

Safari: Strips extraneous return char when pasting text in single-line text entry field

Saturday, May 14th, 2005 • 5:11 am

This is one of these small enhancements that don’t get mentioned often enough. For a long time, when I was filling out Web forms in Safari, I had to deal with the fact that, when I had copied text from another application and tried to paste it into a single-line text entry field in the […]

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Mail 1.3 and Mail 2.0: Sound effects play through sound output device selected for system alert sounds

Saturday, May 14th, 2005 • 5:03 am

I think I’ve finally understood the reasoning behind Apple’s decision to make Mail’s sound effects play through the sound output device selected for system alert sounds in the first tab in the “Sound” preference pane in System Preferences. A year ago, I complained about the fact that Mail 1.3 had introduced a change that made […]

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Mail 2.0: Now preserves message colouring after sending reply

Saturday, May 14th, 2005 • 4:51 am

In previous versions of Mail, there was an on-going problem with message text colouring. I have a number of Mail rules that colour my messages using a number of different colours depending on which Address Book group the sender is part of, etc. This would work fine, except that, as soon as I selected a […]

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Mail 2.0: The drawback of individual message files

Saturday, May 14th, 2005 • 4:03 am

Mac OS X 10.4’s version of Mail introduces a major architectural change when it comes to the way e-mail messages are stored on your hard drive. In Mail 1.x, e-mail messages are not stored as individual files, but as part of the mailbox that they are stored in. The mailbox itself is stored as a […]

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