Articles posted in March, 2007

Excel 2004: Lousy text wrap mechanism

Friday, March 30th, 2007 • 4:54 pm

I guess that you are not supposed to enter text by cutting and pasting.

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Word 2004: Nonsensical bullet formatting behaviour

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 • 11:21 am

Don’t use Word’s automatic bullets. Ever. Please. For my own sanity.

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Word 2004: Arbitrarily switches panes after exiting dialog sheet

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 • 10:45 am

Microsoft Word is fundamentally crap and will remain so until its millions of basic flaws and bugs are fixed.

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Mail 2.0: Arbitrarily resizes columns after search

Monday, March 26th, 2007 • 10:47 pm

A simple message search is enough to throw Mail off and cause it to change your preferred Inbox view settings.

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Mail 2.0: Non-standard aspects of line-by-line text selection

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 • 5:50 pm

A subtle difference that is nonetheless a constant source of irritation.

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iTunes: Why does the ‘Get Info’ command not take an ellipsis?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 • 6:13 pm

The long-standing problem of the modal track information dialog box, and what Apple could do to fix it.

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iTunes 7.1’s new sorting options: Why this awkward UI?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 • 2:57 pm

Great new sorting options, but why the awkward UI to edit multiple tracks?

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iCal: Unexpected burst of grammatical correctness

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 • 11:18 am

More details on iCal’s erratic grammar.

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LATEXT: ‘Make You Want To Sweat’ (MP3, 06:15)

Sunday, March 18th, 2007 • 6:41 pm

Enough to…

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HP software actually Mac OS X-friendly

Friday, March 16th, 2007 • 10:27 am

Shocking news: HP is making Mac OS X-friendly printer driver installers.

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iTunes 7.1: Finally supports Full Keyboard Access

Thursday, March 15th, 2007 • 11:15 am

It’s only taken them about a decade to implement it…

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Tom Yager stuck in 1983

Thursday, March 15th, 2007 • 9:58 am

Shocking news! The Mac OS does not quit applications when document windows are closed!

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Mail 2.0: Problems with deleting Envelope Index file and rebuilding mailboxes

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 • 10:34 am

Maybe you should not try this at home…

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Mac OS X: Can’t command-click on background window title to move it

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 • 10:56 am

In Mac OS X, command-clicking on a background window’s title bar is a right-old mess.

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Spotlight: How can you have two blinking cursors at the same time?

Friday, March 9th, 2007 • 6:45 pm

A tale of two blinking I-beam cursors, and what it says about the Spotlight UI…

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