Articles posted in July, 2011

BBEdit 10: Working around the change of behaviour for paragraph markup

Sunday, July 31st, 2011 • 9:54 am

I must say I am a bit disappointed by the BBEdit 10 upgrade so far. Usually, BBEdit upgrades are rather painless for me. This time, I have already, in the space of 24 hours, encountered two issues that are a significant source of annoyance for me. The first one has to do with the revamped […]

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iTunes 10.4: Adding files no longer works reliably

Monday, July 25th, 2011 • 3:32 pm

I am not having much luck these days with Apple software updates… Last week I wrote about the fact that the Safari 5.1 update has broken the “Cycle Through Windows” command in the web browser, at least on my machine. Other readers report being unable to reproduce the problem, either under Lion or under Snow […]

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Safari 5.1: Cycle Through Windows is broken

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 • 11:53 am

For people who, like me, have quite a bit of screen real estate and tend to keep a lot windows open in any given application, the “Cycle Through Windows“ command is essential. It’s a command that only appears visually as a menu command in the Finder’s “Window” menu, but its keyboard shortcut (command-~ on US […]

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Safari 5.1: Can no longer disable native support for display of PDF documents?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 • 6:28 pm

I haven’t upgraded to Lion yet, because I am too busy with work and I’d rather let someone else work out the kinks first. But I did install all available updates for Snow Leopard this morning, including the latest version of Safari, version 5.1, which brings feature parity with the Lion version. One of the […]

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Getting ready for Lion: Converting old files

Thursday, July 14th, 2011 • 6:17 pm

One of the most shameful aspects of Microsoft’s quasi-monopoly on office automation is that, even though their office software is the de facto standard and their file formats are used pervasively by hundreds of millions of people, they are unable or unwilling to provide reliable backward file format compatibility in their own office applications. For […]

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