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Springy Dock Tricks

If you drag a file and hover over Dock icons, various useful things happen which are similar to Finder springing. If it's a window, the window un-minimizes from the Dock. If it's a stack, the corresponding folder in the Finder opens. If it's the Finder, it brings the Finder to the foreground and opens a window if one doesn't exist already. But the coolest (and most hidden) springing trick is if you hover over an application and press the Space bar, the application comes to the foreground. This is great for things like grabbing a file from somewhere to drop into a Mail composition window that's otherwise hidden. Grab the file you want, hover over the Mail icon, press the Space bar, and Mail comes to the front for you to drop the file into the compose window. Be sure that Spring-Loaded Folders and Windows is enabled in the Finder Preferences window.

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Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.9

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Microsoft has updated Office 2011 to version 14.3.9 with several improvements to Outlook. The release now defaults newly configured Yahoo Mail and Outlook.com accounts to IMAP rather than to POP, adds an option for you to decide whether to send a read receipt after it has been requested, improves conversation threading, and fixes a bug that prevented Outlook from connecting to Exchange when certain proxy servers were used. Additionally, the update fixes a crash when opening the Polish localization of Word 2011 on OS X 10.9 Mavericks. (Free update via the Office for Mac Web site or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 113 MB, release notes)

 

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Mike Savory  2013-12-10 19:21
Since applying this update, I seem to have lost the option to not convert quotes to smart quotes. How can I get that back?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-12-11 06:56
I think the best approach would be to contact Microsoft support - this doesn't sound like a simple configuration issue.
Mike Savory  2013-12-11 12:29
This turned out to be a Mavericks upgrade issue, not just Outlook. The solution is to right click in a text input area and in the menu select substitutions and un-tick Smart Quotes. Or in the System Preferences, Select the Keyboard section and under the Text tab un-tick use smart quotes and dashes.

Sorry for the confusion.