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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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OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0

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Reverting to release notes that make haiku seem wordy, Apple has released something called OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0 that claims to address “an issue with Keychain that can affect 2012 Mac systems.” It’s recommended for all Macs introduced in 2012, but there’s nothing else that hints at what it fixes or how serious the “issue” might be. It’s available via the App Store’s Updates screen, and if it doesn’t appear for you, it’s presumably not necessary for your Mac. (Free, 26.65 MB)

 

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Comments about OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0
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Phillip  2012-11-27 20:09
Does this address my brand new (purchased 21.11.12) Mac Mini's inability to upgrade from 10.8.1? Apple's software download page says 10.8.2 is a system requirement for the download. Confusing...
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-11-28 09:16
I very much doubt it will address your problem, unfortunately. I would recommend trying the 10.8.2 Combo update at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581 to see if that will work better than a delta update.