Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Search Snippets on the Fly in TextExpander

Have a large number of snippets and can't remember them all your abbreviations? Use TextExpander's Suggest Matching Abbreviations search feature. It makes finding your snippets fast and simple.

Set your hotkey combination by going to TextExpander > Preferences > Hotkeys. Once it's set, to use the Suggest Matching Abbreviations hotkey combination:

  1. Type a few characters of your snippet or its abbreviation.
  2. Press your hotkey combination immediately after typing the characters. (Don't enter a space before pressing the hotkey combination.)
  3. A popup menu appears with all snippets that contain the characters you typed. Scroll through them and click the one you want.

Visit Smile

 
 

HP/Epson Printer Drivers 2.4.1/2.4 for Mac OS X 10.6

Send Article to a Friend

Apple has released several updates to its printer drivers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The updates include the latest drivers for printers from HP (version 2.4.1) and Epson (version 2.4). More information on installing printer software updates, including a list of supported printers, is available on Apple's Web site. (Free, 387.47/737.48 MB)

 

PDFpen for iPad & iPhone, version 2 — it’s your mobile office.
Experience pro-level features like iCloud Drive, palm protection,
a new easy-to-use iOS 8 interface and more! Get full-featured PDF
editing power in a mobile app today! <http://smle.us/pdfpen2-ios-tb>
 

Comments about HP/Epson Printer Drivers 2.4.1/2.4 for Mac OS X 10.6
(Comments are closed.)

Will these updates be installed automagically via Software Update, or must users manually download and install the software? Seems to me that SU should be smart enough to know that I already have HP software installed, and thus download the HP update.
Unfortunately, you'll need to download them manually.

On a happy note, this update finally fixed a small issue I was having with my P1006 (where photos would print as if somehow magically down-sampled to 32 or 24 colors). Huzzah.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-07-05 08:53
Honestly, I'm not sure. Pedro implies that he didn't get the HP drivers automatically, but the Epson drivers just showed up in Software Update for me (well after they were on Apple's Support Downloads Web site).
Yep - I found the same thing as Adam. Several days later, the HP update was listed by Software Update.
xairbusdriver  2010-07-06 08:10
They should show up in SU. But just because things do, that doesn't mean you should automatically install them. Unless you know they fix a problem you have, what's the rush? ;-) Consider yourself lucky that you have never installed an update that caused problems. I usually wait at least a week before installing anything via SU.

For simpler, third-party apps, I just make an archive of the current app and any prefs (although that file seldom changes) BEFORE installing the update. If things "go south" all I have to do is delete the new file and un-archive the old on. It's usually much, much more difficult to to use this method for SU stuff, files could be being updated all over the OS... ;-)