PaperPort Update for Mac OS 8.5 -- Visioneer has released a 2.1 MB update to its PaperPort software to resolve crashing problems using PaperPort 5.0 or higher under Mac OS 8.5. Little additional information is available in the update installer or from Visioneer's support pages, but Visioneer apparently recommends that all users of PaperPort 5.0 or higher install this update. [GD]
Mac OS X Services in Snow Leopard
Mac OS X Services let one application supply its powers to another; for example, a Grab service helps TextEdit paste a screenshot into a document. Most users either don't know that Services exist, because they're in an obscure hierarchical menu (ApplicationName > Services), or they mostly don't use them because there are so many of them.
Snow Leopard makes it easier for the uninitiated to utilize this feature; only services appropriate to the current context appear. And in addition to the hierarchical menu, services are discoverable as custom contextual menu items - Control-click in a TextEdit document to access the Grab service, for instance.
In addition, the revamped Keyboard preference pane lets you manage services for the first time ever. You can enable and disable them, and even change their keyboard shortcuts.
Published in TidBITS 461.
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