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Avoid Naming Pear Note Files

If you create a lot of documents, coming up with a name for them can sometimes be a hassle. This is especially true now that search is becoming a more prevalent way to find documents. Pear Note provides a way to have the application automatically generate a filename so you can avoid this hassle. To use this:

  1. Open Saving under Pear Note's preferences.
  2. Select a default save location.
  3. Select a default save name template (Pear Note's help documents all the fields that can be automatically filled in).
  4. Check the box stating that Command-S saves without prompting.
  5. If you decide you want to name a particular note later, just use Save As... instead.

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Intego Trojan Warning -- Readers discuss Intego's press release about the MP3Concept Trojan horse. (7 messages)

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Floppy Server? Truly, we limit April Fools topics to April 1 issues, so rest assured that this thread is a serious discussion of how to mount remotely an old Mac that's booted from a floppy disk. (8 messages)

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LaunchBar vs. Quicksilver -- The venerable application launcher LaunchBar is seeing competition from upstart Quicksilver. How do the two compare? (14 messages)

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QWERTY and Dvorak -- Adam's article on the Matias Tactile Pro keyboard reignites discussion of which keyboard layout is superior (and whether there's actually a difference). (3 messages)

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Recommended Laptop Bags -- Following Jeff Carlson's article on buying a laptop bag, readers weigh in with their own favorite brands and essential bag criteria. (10 messages)

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>