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Set Hotkeys in TextExpander

Don’t just save keystrokes, save mouse clicks when using TextExpander by setting up customizable keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys, for functions like Enable/Disable TextExpander, Search Snippets, and more. To set your hotkey combinations:

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/12-Dec-05

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The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

Applications folder symlinks ease installation -- Readers discuss various ways of installing applications more easily. (8 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2807>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/650/>

Moving over user accounts without migration assistance -- So exactly how do you move a user account from an old Mac to a shiny new one, without using Unix? (2 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2809>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/654/>

Bluetooth cell phones for Mac OS X -- You're a Mac user and you want a Bluetooth-capable cell phone that's compatible with iSync and Salling Clicker, and that you can use as a modem to connect to the Internet from your Mac. TidBITS Talk readers come up with a couple of suggestions, but the pickings seem to be slim. (3 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2811>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/656/>

New DRM causing problems playing audio CDs? Is a Mac's inability to play music CDs a new form of DRM or, more likely, just a bad drive? (7 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2812>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/657/>

 

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