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Enabling Auto Spelling Correction in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, the automatic spelling correction in applications is not usually activated by default. To turn it on, make sure the cursor's insertion point is somewhere where text can be entered, and either choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically or, if the Edit menu's submenu doesn't have what you need, Control-click where you're typing and choose Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically from the contextual menu that appears. The latter approach is particularly likely to be necessary in Safari and other WebKit-based applications, like Mailplane.

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Steve Ballmer to Step Down as Microsoft CEO

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced that he will retire within the next year, contingent upon selection of his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue leading Microsoft’s effort to become a device and services company. Ballmer has been with Microsoft since 1980, when Bill Gates hired him as the company’s first business manager. Ballmer took the reins in 2000 when Gates retired and has overseen numerous major products (of varying success), including multiple versions of Windows and Office, Xbox, Zune, Windows Phone, and Surface. Despite many criticisms of his leadership, he doubled Microsoft’s profits during his tenure as CEO.favicon follow link


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Michael E. Cohen  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-08-23 11:04
Profits, maybe, but according to an LA Times report, "But for all his showmanship, Ballmer wasn't much of a hit on Wall Street, where Microsoft's shares have fallen about 43% during his 13-year reign at the top.",0,5335395.story
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-08-23 11:43
Yes, but to be fair, as we've seen with Apple, stock price doesn't always accurately reflect the value of a company.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-08-23 11:44
It's an interesting question - how do you judge the efficacy of a CEO? I'd argue that stock price is not a great unit of measure, since it can be driven by so many other irrational variables. Profit seems decent, as might fancier metrics like profit per employee or employee retention rate.