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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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BBEdit 6.5.2 Tweaks Features, Fixes Bugs -- Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 6.5.2, a minor update to their powerful text and HTML editor. New features include better reporting of search errors, improved HTML syntax checking, type-to-select in hierarchical lists, commenting in CSS files, and a few slightly tweaked Aqua interface controls. Numerous bugs were fixed, most of them minor, but a few of which could cause crashes in obscure situations (like doing a Find All in a search results window generated as a result of another Find All search on one or more untitled windows). The update is free; it's a 7.8 MB download. [ACE]

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