Articles posted in June, 2011

Adobe CS5.5 Installer: Asks you to quit applications you didn’t launch

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 • 9:22 am

More fun with the Adobe CS5.5 installer… It of course still forces you, like its predecessors, to quit all your web browsers during the installation process: Nothing new here. There is still no option not to install the Adobe Internet plug-in for viewing PDF documents, if you prefer your browser’s built-in viewer or, like me, […]

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Stand-alone TERMIUM browser and Keyboard Maestro

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 • 9:04 am

A few years ago, I wrote about using the Fluid utility to build a stand-alone browser (based on Safari) for the TERMIUM on-line terminology database. Since 2010, TERMIUM is actually a free service, which means that anyone can now use it without having to pay a subscription fee. Having a stand-alone browser for TERMIUM is […]

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Mac OS X’s Address Book: Fixing application freeze by trashing the database file

Saturday, June 11th, 2011 • 11:40 am

Yesterday, in Address Book, I created a smart group to identify Address Book cards that had been edited since January 1st of this year. I was able to use this smart group for a few minutes. Then, I don’t know what I did, but all of a sudden, the Address Book application froze on me. […]

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Adobe CS5.5: Ugly font rendering in installer

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 • 6:02 pm

As I wrote a couple of days ago, I recently upgraded my copy of Adobe Creative Suite to version 5.5. This of course forced me to go through the painful process of using Adobe’s proprietary installer, which, as long-time readers of this blog will remember, I wrote a long post about three years ago that […]

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Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Upgrade: Fails to preserve user preferences

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 • 6:39 pm

It really does boggle the mind. How can it be that, when you install the Creative Suite 5.5 upgrade on top of your existing CS5 setup, the individual applications are totally unable to preserve the user preferences from their predecessors? I don’t want my Adobe applications to open their documents in tabs instead of windows. […]

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More Adobe CS5 pain

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 • 6:07 pm

I’ve been very busy with work lately, hence the relative lack of new posts on this blog. Among the extra work that I have taken on, there is a series of jobs involving both English-to-French translation and page layout work with InDesign. I don’t mind doing page layout work myself, because I am fairly comfortable […]

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