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In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.

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Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.8

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Microsoft has updated Office 2011 to version 14.3.8, a maintenance release that’s focused solely on tightening security. According to the relevant security bulletin, the update addresses two privately reported vulnerabilities that could allow remote code execution with a specially crafted Excel file. It also notes that those who use Office 2011 with administrative user rights could be more impacted than those with more restrictive user permissions. (Free update via the Office for Mac Web site or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 113 MB)

 

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Michael Bradley  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2013-10-18 08:20
I see no posts from folks unable to update Office on Mountain Lion 10.8.5, but just in case I'm wasn't the only TidBITS reader who experienced that, I found this post:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macstart/mac-office-2011-latest-update-wont-install-on-osx/c0bdc520-eae8-434a-a0fb-9f15eb1d2886?page=3

I did an OS X Restore (a Command-R restart) and the update then installed (the Flash update, too).