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Avoid Simple Typos

If, like me, you find yourself typing 2911 in place of 2011 entirely too often, you can have Mac OS X (either Lion or Snow Leopard) fix such typos for you automatically. Just open the Language & Text pane of System Preferences, click the Text button at the top, and then add a text substitution by clicking the + button underneath the list. It won't work everywhere (for that you'll want a utility like Smile's TextExpander), but it should work in applications like Pages and TextEdit, and in Save dialog boxes.

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Conflict Catcher 8.0.9 Supports Mac OS 9.2 and Mac OS X

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Conflict Catcher 8.0.9 Supports Mac OS 9.2 and Mac OS X -- Casady & Greene has released Conflict Catcher 8.0.9, a minor release of their venerable extension manager. (See "Nice Catch, Conflict Catcher" in TidBITS-446 for a review of Conflict Catcher 8.) Like so many of the previous releases of Conflict Catcher, this one doesn't add any major features but updates the program's internal data to support Mac OS 9.2. However, it's an important update for Mac OS X users because it fixes a problem with requesting a serial number when booting into Mac OS X's Classic mode. Another fix addresses a problem in the sets activated by the Mac OS X startup set feature. Conflict Catcher 8.0.9 is a free update for registered users of Conflict Catcher 8; it's a 2.1 MB download. [ACE]

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