TidBITS Search Engine Online -- As promised, we've put the winner of our Search Engine Shootout online (see TidBITS-368, TidBITS-379, and TidBITS-380). The custom Apple e.g. implementation currently runs on a Power Macintosh 7100/80 with 24 MB of RAM. This Mac has a 56K frame relay Internet connection instead of the full T1 our main Web server enjoys, so we'll be curious to watch the performance. If you want to bookmark the search page, use the URL below rather than where you end up when you follow the link - we may move things around over time. [ACE]
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.