Quicker QuicKeys -- CE Software has (finally) released a PowerPC native version of QuicKeys, their powerful tool for assigning keyboard shortcuts and automating tasks (see TidBITS-347). Also included with this update are pre-made toolbars for popular applications such as Photoshop, PageMaker, and Netscape Navigator, in addition to a Finder toolbar. QuicKeys 3.5 owners can download a 1.8 MB update from CE Software. [JLC]
Shorten URLs in TextExpander
If your Twitter client doesn't automatically shorten URLs for you, you can use TextExpander to shrink those long links to tweetable lengths. First, add the Internet Productivity group by choosing File > Add Predefined Group > Internet Productivity Snippets. Then, to shorten a URL using a service like TinyURL, copy the destination URL to the clipboard, and type the abbreviation
/tinyurl to insert the shortened URL at the insertion point.
- Form, Function, and QuicKeys 3.5, Part 1 (30 Sep 96)