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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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Clipboard History Applications -- Readers suggest several utilities that can store more than one chunk of clipboard data at a time and perform various manipulations on the clipboard contents. (4 messages)

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Macintosh Version Control Systems -- The Mac boasts a few version control systems, such as Perforce, which is also supported by BBEdit. (3 messages)

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Wireless iPods -- Apple took every Mac wireless long ago; how long will it be before the iPod frees itself of its cables as well? (6 messages)

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Address Book Auto-complete Values? Apple's Address Book features an aggressive auto-complete feature, with no indication of where those values are stored in the event that you want to change them. (4 messages)

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More on Apple Remote Desktop -- Adam's review of Apple Remote Desktop 2.0 prompts additional comments and comparisons to other remote-control applications. (8 messages)

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