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Make new snippets really quickly! First, set a hotkey combination for making new snippets:

  1. Go to TextExpander > Preferences > Hotkeys.
  2. Click the "Click to Set Hotkey" button next to "Create Snippet from Clipboard."
  3. Press a hotkey combination when prompted.

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Canceling AT&T contracts -- When your iPhone contract is up, does AT&T (or other carrier) unlock the device? (3 messages)


Spotlight GUI -- Spotlight strives to stay out of the way, which is a problem when you're trying to use it. Readers discuss how to perform better Spotlight searches. (17 messages)


MS Word 2008 -- A protected Word file from a Windows user can't be opened in Word 2008 for Mac. Other software may be helpful. (9 messages)


Scanner for slides Recommendations -- What options or services are available for scanning slides? Readers make lots of excellent suggestions. (34 messages)


Navigating the Next Generation of Mac Twitter Apps -- Readers compare the latest applications for viewing Twitter streams. (10 messages)


Two different MacBook Pro problems -- Booting from older DiskWarrior discs may not work for the latest versions of Mac hardware. (3 messages)


Why Snow Leopard Should Be (Almost) Free -- Readers debate Adam's article questioning whether the next version of Mac OS X should be a free update. (35 messages)

 

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