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Avoid Simple Typos

If, like me, you find yourself typing 2911 in place of 2011 entirely too often, you can have Mac OS X (either Lion or Snow Leopard) fix such typos for you automatically. Just open the Language & Text pane of System Preferences, click the Text button at the top, and then add a text substitution by clicking the + button underneath the list. It won't work everywhere (for that you'll want a utility like Smile's TextExpander), but it should work in applications like Pages and TextEdit, and in Save dialog boxes.

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KeyCue 6.0

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With Ergonis Software’s just-released KeyCue 6.0, you can discover even hidden keyboard shortcuts in two common Adobe applications, and create your own custom shortcut descriptions to add to KeyCue’s onscreen keyboard shortcut cheat sheets. Previously, KeyCue would display all the keyboard shortcuts that appeared in menus; now you can download shortcut description files for hidden shortcuts in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop, plus universal navigation and text-editing shortcuts. Ergonis will be making more shortcut description files available in the future, and you can also create your own. Other changes in KeyCue 6.0 include minor bug fixes. (€19.99 new, free upgrades for purchases within the last 2 years, 2.0 MB, release notes)

 

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