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Always Show Recipient In iChat

In iChat under Snow Leopard, choosing View > Always Show Recipient Bar puts a buddy's status message and color at the top of any iChat window. It can also be used to select among multiple open iChat logins you have to send a message to that buddy, or to select among multiple accounts you have registered in Address Book for that buddy.

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Doug McLean

 
 

The Third GVU World-Wide Web User Survey

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The Third GVU World-Wide Web User Survey has started, and we encourage TidBITS readers to go and be counted. One of the problems that has stymied people trying to figure out who uses the Internet is that there isn't much hard research. I can't speak to the validity of this study over others, but it appears to be fairly complete. And (I'll come clean here) one of the questions asks what computer you use, so we Macintosh users should make sure we're counted. The complete survey takes about ten minutes to complete. [ACE]

http://www-survey.cc.gatech.edu/cgi-bin/Entry

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>