Don't-Miss Software Stories
After upgrading to Snow Leopard, have you noticed that words continue to be flagged as potentially incorrect even after you've clicked the Ignore button in the Spelling Checker? Ted Landau gets to the root of the problem.
The designers of iMovie have included several options for maximizing the editing environment for any screen size. Whether you want to focus on your project instead of your video library, or just want to recover some elbow room while editing, the following techniques will help.
After upgrading to Snow Leopard, Ted Landau was surprised to find 16 duplicate font warnings. And it took some effort to resolve the matter.
Here's how to use Photoshop's gradients to create an elegant duotone avatar for social networking Web sites or chat clients.
Learn another method of switching between application windows for one program, when those windows are open in multiple Spaces
Need to work with others to create a document? Microsoft Word's powerful features for tracking changes can make the job easier.
Use a couple of very simple AppleScripts and iCal to mute your laptop before (and unmute it after) you head to meetings, lectures, or other scheduled events.
In Snow Leopard, the Dictionary app opens a new window every time you look up a word in Spotlight or via the Services menu. This hint explains how to force Dictionary to use one window.
Did the spacing between characters of certain fonts in some of your documents change after you upgraded to Snow Leopard? If so, you're not alone.
If you don't like Snow Leopard's inability to automatically open certain documents in the program that create that document, you're not alone. While there's no permanent solution in sight, this hint provides a relatively easy way to associate a document with an application.
Learn a simple way to show (and hide) hidden files and folders directly from Open and Save dialogs in Snow Leopard.
Learn how to use the keyboard to get around Stacks in Snow Leopard, including the new folder drill-down feature.
Snow Leopard removed a 'collect windows' Spaces shortcut. Here's a new way to collect windows -- while it works, it's not as simple as the old method.
Late last week, Apple released the 10.6.1 update to Snow Leopard. Ted Landau looks at some of the fixes in that update as well as some other outstanding Snow Leopard issues.
Learn how to enable the Size, Version, Comments, and Label fields when viewing Finder Spotlight search results. Once enabled, you can easily sort on any field.