Articles posted in August, 2012

AppleScript scripts for paragraph navigation and selection in BBEdit

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 • 5:04 pm

This is (I hope) the final instalment in my series of posts on customizing the BBEdit user interface in order to allow paragraph selection using the standard OS X shortcuts, i.e. shift-option-Up and shift-option-Down. You can read the first two instalments here: AppleScript scripts for paragraph selection in BBEdit AppleScript scripts for paragraph selection in BBEdit […]

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AppleScript scripts for paragraph selection in BBEdit (continued)

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 • 2:42 pm

Last week, I wrote about the use of AppleScript scripts to provide commands for paragraph selection in BBEdit, where the usual shortcuts do not work. As indicated in my post, I was able to adapt scripts provided by Oliver Taylor to create rudimentary commands for paragraph selection. But I had a problem with the command […]

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iWork ’09 and long documents

Monday, August 20th, 2012 • 9:13 am

If you want evidence that Mac users are being somewhat neglected by Apple these days because all the focus is on iOS devices, you just need to look at Apple’s iWork productivity suite. We are approaching the back-to-school season for the 2012–2013 school year and the software is still stuck at version… ’09 — which stands […]

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AppleScript scripts for paragraph selection in BBEdit

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 • 3:14 pm

I have been a BBEdit user for years. But I am not primarily a developer. I am a writer. And one thing that has always bugged me in BBEdit is its non-standard use of the text navigation and selection shortcuts involving the Option key and the Up and Down cursor keys. In most other applications […]

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‘Save As…’ in Mountain Lion

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 • 5:16 pm

As people who (unlike me) have already upgraded to Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) have discovered, while the new system brings back the “Save As…” command that was eliminated in Lion with the introduction of the Auto Save feature, it actually does so in a way that is rather misleading (at least to people used to the traditional […]

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iCloud password and hacking

Sunday, August 5th, 2012 • 3:08 pm

Many people are linking to this post by Mat Honan about how he was hacked and got his iPhone, his iPad and his MacBook Air remotely wiped, and his Gmail account was compromised as well (because his iCloud e-mail address was his back-up e-mail address for his Gmail account). This situation raises a number of […]

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Spell Catcher X and Mountain Lion: Can’t switch languages

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 • 12:33 pm

Last week, I wrote about the untimely death of Evan Gross, developer of Spell Catcher X (SCX), back in June 2012. Beyond the personal tragedy for his family and friends, this loss has left long-time users of Spell Catcher in limbo. With the release of Mountain Lion (ML), the issue has become more urgent. It […]

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