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Move Lines with Keyboard in BBEdit

In BBEdit, you can move the line of text that currently contains the cursor up and down with Control-↑ and Control-↓. If you wish to change the shortcut, go to Preferences > Menus & Shortcuts, and then choose Edit > Move Line Up/Down.

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Firmware Update for MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008 Models)

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Apple has released MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.8, which specifically targets 15-inch models released in late 2008. This update resolves a graphics issue that may cause the internal display to flicker. To ensure you get the firmware update only if it’s necessary, we recommend relying on Software Update; if the update doesn’t appear for you, it’s not appropriate for your Mac. (Free, 1.8 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
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>