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Avoid Naming Pear Note Files

If you create a lot of documents, coming up with a name for them can sometimes be a hassle. This is especially true now that search is becoming a more prevalent way to find documents. Pear Note provides a way to have the application automatically generate a filename so you can avoid this hassle. To use this:

  1. Open Saving under Pear Note's preferences.
  2. Select a default save location.
  3. Select a default save name template (Pear Note's help documents all the fields that can be automatically filled in).
  4. Check the box stating that Command-S saves without prompting.
  5. If you decide you want to name a particular note later, just use Save As... instead.

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BBEdit 10.5.5

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Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 10.5.5, which has no new features but fixes a number of outstanding issues. As always, the release notes include such entertaining gems as:

Fixed bug which would cause internal exceptions (and subsequent strange behavior, like all menus being disabled) at startup on certain systems. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly.

Flash Player, you have generated your last crash log.

Other highlights among the more than 30 listed changes include BBEdit offering to move itself to the Applications folder on launch if it’s not already installed there, the option to discard existing auto-save state by holding down Command-Control-Shift when launching the app, and improved custom cursors that look better on Retina displays. ($49.99 new from Bare Bones or the Mac App Store, free update, 12.6 MB, release notes)

 

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Comments about BBEdit 10.5.5

Steve Nicholson  2013-07-18 10:56
And this: "Since the contents of */Library/QuickTime/ seem to exist only to crash applications, those plug-ins are now prevented from loading into our address space."
Charlie Hartley  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2013-07-20 14:07
My favorite: "Update the internal HTML5 language spec to the current state of the working group's "living spec" as of November 14, 2012. It will surely be completely outdated by the 15th."