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Arrange Icons on the iPhone/iPod touch Home Screens

Unhappy with the arrangement of your icons? You can move them around as follows: First, hold down on any Home screen icon until all the icons wiggle. Now, drag the icons to their desired locations (drag left or right to get to other screens). Finally, press the physical Home button on your device. (Unlike earlier releases, iPhone Software 2.1 doesn't move just-updated apps to the end of your Home screens, so your icons should be more stationary once you've installed the update.)

Remember that you can replace Apple's default icons in the four persistent spots at the bottom of the screen with your four most-used apps!

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StyleWriter Update

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Matt Neuburg writes:

It appears that the problems some applications are having with StyleWriter 7.2.2 are the fault of those applications, not of Apple. Ron Voss of Apple (speaking for himself, not for Apple), says:

"It now appears that Illustrator is trying to get its resolution info from a private print record field whose definition has changed. Apps which properly call GetResolution are properly getting back 360 from the driver."

And I have received similar info from people checking the info that the driver gives out when consulted properly. This is sad news because it implies that the problem will not be taken care of quickly. But users of Adobe Illustrator, SuperPaint 3.0, and any other graphics programs that print worse with StyleWriter Driver 7.2.2 are reminded that they can correct the problem easily enough by reverting to StyleWriter Driver 7.1 for those specific programs.

[I tried unsuccessfully to contact Aldus and Adobe so I could get their sides of the story on why SuperPaint and Illustrator suffer from this problem with StyleWriter 7.2.2. If anyone at either of those companies can offer an explanation and let us all know if and when a fix is planned, I'd be more than happy to report that information in a future issue. -Adam]

Information from:
Matt Neuburg -- clas005@csc.canterbury.ac.nz

 

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