Don't-Miss Software Stories

Bugs & Fixes: Snow Leopard's Spelling Ignore button is ignored

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.

Maximize your iMovie editing space

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.

Bugs & Fixes: Font duplicate misadventures

After upgrading to Snow Leopard, Ted Landau was surprised to find 16 duplicate font warnings. And it took some effort to resolve the matter.

Cartoon you: Photoshop gradients for monotone or duotone effects

Here's how to use Photoshop's gradients to create an elegant duotone avatar for social networking Web sites or chat clients.

Switch between app windows in different Spaces

Learn another method of switching between application windows for one program, when those windows are open in multiple Spaces

Better collaboration with Word’s Track Changes

Need to work with others to create a document? Microsoft Word's powerful features for tracking changes can make the job easier.

Automatically mute sound before meetings

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.

Force Dictionary to use one window in Snow Leopard

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.

Bugs & Fixes: Font problems in Snow Leopard

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.

Associate files to applications using Services in Snow Leopard

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.

See hidden files in Snow Leopard's Open and Save dialogs

Learn a simple way to show (and hide) hidden files and folders directly from Open and Save dialogs in Snow Leopard.

Keyboard navigation of Snow Leopard's Stacks

Learn how to use the keyboard to get around Stacks in Snow Leopard, including the new folder drill-down feature.

Collect windows in Spaces in Snow Leopard

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.