Conflict Catcher 8.0.7 Available -- Casady & Greene has released Conflict Catcher 8.0.7, the latest version of their venerable utility for managing extensions, control panels, and the myriad files that enhance (or degrade!) your Mac's functionality. (See "Nice Catch, Conflict Catcher" in TidBITS-446 for a review of Conflict Catcher 8.) Version 8.0.7 fixes a handful of bugs, adds base sets for Mac OS 9.0.2 and 9.0.4, updates its reference library, and includes new groups for the Apple DVD Player, QuickTime, and Multiple Users. The update is free for registered users of Conflict Catcher 8 and is a 1.4 MB download; otherwise, Conflict Catcher is $70 via electronic delivery ($80 for a physical package) and requires a Mac with a 68020 processor or higher and System 7.5 or later. [GD]
Search Snippets on the Fly in TextExpander
Have a large number of snippets and can't remember them all your abbreviations? Use TextExpander's Suggest Matching Abbreviations search feature. It makes finding your snippets fast and simple.
Set your hotkey combination by going to TextExpander > Preferences > Hotkeys. Once it's set, to use the Suggest Matching Abbreviations hotkey combination:
- Type a few characters of your snippet or its abbreviation.
- Press your hotkey combination immediately after typing the characters. (Don't enter a space before pressing the hotkey combination.)
- A popup menu appears with all snippets that contain the characters you typed. Scroll through them and click the one you want.
- Nice Catch, Conflict Catcher (14 Sep 98)