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Copy Existing Filename to 'Save As' Field

While many utilities provide file naming automation, they're mostly overkill for those cases when you need to make small variations in file content while ensuring the documents group together in a "by name" list.

In the Save As dialog, the default name is the current document name. You can quickly change this to match any existing file.

1. Make the list of files the active element.

2. Click on a grayed-out filename, which momentarily turns black.

3. The Save As field now contains the filename you just clicked.

You can modify the name (adding, say, "version 3") or overwrite that existing file you clicked.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10-Aug-09

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QuarkXPress 8.1 from Quark is a maintenance update to the professional desktop publishing software. The latest version adds a Native Transparency mode that increases PDF output support and enables greater control over PDF workflow. Changes also include a refreshed spell checker, the capability to paste text without formatting, added Scale functionality, compatibility with the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and enhancement of the Usability and Item Styles features. The update is available via Quark's Web site. ($799 new, free update, 662 MB)

Firefox 3.5.2 from Mozilla is a security and stability update to the popular Web browser. The latest version addresses several security issues that could lead to attackers executing arbitrary JavaScript with elevated privileges, executing arbitrary code, and intercepting and spoofing what could appear to be encrypted communications. The update's security notes also identify a crashing bug that could lead to memory corruption, but Mozilla has no fix at the moment and recommends that concerned users disable JavaScript until a version that does address this issue is released. (Our take is that you're probably fine unless you frequent dubious sites.) Finally, the update ensures images with ICC profiles render correctly on all displays. (Free update, 17.6 MB)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
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Comments about TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10-Aug-09
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Shay Telfer  2009-08-04 19:17
Notable Software updates for *10th* of August?
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-08-04 20:03
We live in the future!

Actually, we tag the Watchlist article with the date of the next email issue (which is sent every Monday). That way, we can collect all of the miscellaneous updates that don't necessarily warrant their own articles into one article.

(PSA: You can subscribe to the free weekly issue at http://www.tidbits.com/list, or click the Email link at the top left of any TidBITS Web page.)
Mark Nagata  2009-08-14 19:01
You wrote:

> a crashing bug that could lead to memory
> corruption, but Mozilla has no fix at the moment

but the MFSA 2009-45 page (you linked it right
there) clearly states that the bug was _fixed_ in
Firefox 3.5.2. Why do you say "has no fix"?


Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-08-16 08:49
Doug's away right now, but I think the way the report is written, it encourages the workaround of turning off JavaScript until a fix is installed. It's also possible this page changed in some way since Doug originally read it.