Articles posted in May, 2008

Mac OS X 10.5.3 (Leopard): How to reproduce the random file renaming bug in Spotlight

Friday, May 30th, 2008 • 2:42 pm

Steps that can be used to reproduce this dangerous Leopard bug.

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Mac OS X 10.5.3: A ‘massive’ disappointment

Thursday, May 29th, 2008 • 8:31 am

This release was a long time coming, and yet fixes very little.

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Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard): Major window focus problems

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 • 11:33 am

A bug that can cause two windows to appear to be in the foreground at the same time.

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Leopard’s Mail: Escape key won’t work as shortcut to exit mailbox renaming

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 • 2:00 pm

A bug in Leopard’s Mail that should be fixed pronto—along with many others.

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Entry Excerpts feed terminated

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 • 10:49 am

Betalogue readers don’t seem attached to an excerpts-only feed.

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Betalogue open to new user registrations again

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 • 10:41 am

Let’s try this again.

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Word 2008 and Pages 3.0: Inconsistent deleting behaviour with selection

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 • 3:21 pm

A small, but not insignificant inconsistency in selection deletion in both Word and Pages.

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Word 2008: How to assign command-G to ‘Find Next’

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 • 11:21 am

It should be simple, but it most definitely is not.

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Question to Betalogue readers: Do you want a feed with excerpts only?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 • 2:52 pm

Not sure if Betalogue readers actually want such a feed. Let me know.

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More on VBA’s return to Office for Mac

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 • 10:10 am

Commentary on Erik Schwiebert’s post about the return of VBA.

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Microsoft on Visual Basic for Applications for Microsoft Office for Mac

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 • 9:16 am

Microsoft have changed their minds about Visual Basic for Applications and will bring it back in the next version. But it’ll take much more than that to restore the faith of Mac users in Microsoft products.

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Site hacked

Monday, May 12th, 2008 • 8:39 pm

It looks like Betalogue has been hacked. Read about the measures that I have taken and important information for registered Betalogue users.

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Unicode on the Web and in e-mail

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 • 3:21 pm

Encouraging news about the use of Unicode in web pages worldwide

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Dock in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard): Complicating the simplest things

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 • 10:15 am

The simplest action—open the folder in a Finder window—is now unnecessarily complicated.

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Spotlight in Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5): Why 750 x 460 pixels?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 • 2:07 pm

Mac OS X’s global Spotlight search refuses to remember window settings.

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