Articles posted in September, 2005

Mail 2.0: ‘Rich Text’ button displays wrong alert message

Thursday, September 29th, 2005 • 12:15 pm

A rather embarrassing bug with plain text/rich text formatting in Mail 2.0.

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Mail 2.0: Shift-Down extends selection by one line plus the first character of the next line

Thursday, September 29th, 2005 • 10:49 am

Yet another unwanted behaviour when dealing with quoted text in Mail 2.0.

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Mac OS X: Accidental clicks on column headings

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 • 9:15 am

A fundamental problem with Mac OS X applications that display lists of items with column headings.

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John C. Welch and Rick Schaut on Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit and Office 12

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 • 10:52 am

John Welch and Rick Schaut square off.

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EPL 2006: Day 7 (West Ham 0 – Arsenal 0)

Monday, September 26th, 2005 • 11:21 am

Has the EPL really become boring?

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Idea for word processors/text editors: Really smart drag-and-drop (for whole words)

Friday, September 23rd, 2005 • 2:42 pm

A small, yet significant improvement that could be implemented in text drag-and-drop.

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Pages 1.0.x: How to force repagination

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 • 5:22 pm

How to get Pages to honour “Keep with next” when it fails to do so.

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.Mac improvements: Nobody told us .Mac subscribers

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 • 11:09 am

.Mac services are improved. Existing .Mac subscribers are not informed.

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Pages 1.0.x: Dumb Word-like behaviour for next paragraph when changing formatting options

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 • 4:12 pm

A very frustrating counter-intuitive behaviour in Pages when changing paragraph formatting.

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Mac OS X’s Finder: Command-click on a background window only works with window title bar

Monday, September 19th, 2005 • 2:54 pm

Yet another design flaw that reveals the true nature of Mac OS X’s Finder.

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FutureShop web site: If it looks like a native Aqua menu…

Monday, September 19th, 2005 • 2:31 pm’s idea of Mac-friendliness is purely a façade.

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LATEXT: ‘Sixty-Six’ (MP3, 04:00)

Monday, September 19th, 2005 • 10:25 am

New MP3 available from LATEXT

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Bell ExpressVu 9200: Bad default behaviour for event timers

Monday, September 19th, 2005 • 9:29 am

A really, really stupid default behaviour when programming event timers on the Bell ExpressVu 9200 receiver.

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Acrobat 7.0 Professional: A shameful lack of polish

Saturday, September 17th, 2005 • 11:21 am

A few samples of the ugly truth regarding Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional for Mac OS X.

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Mac OS X’s Finder: Yet another problem in Finder windows in List view

Friday, September 16th, 2005 • 3:09 pm

I have already reported on two problems that affect Finder windows in “View as List” view mode exclusively, when a file name is editable. Back in 2003, I reported that, when a file in a Finder window in “View as List” view mode was selected and its name was editable, you couldn’t use command-Delete to […]

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