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Enabling Auto Spelling Correction in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, the automatic spelling correction in applications is not usually activated by default. To turn it on, make sure the cursor's insertion point is somewhere where text can be entered, and either choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically or, if the Edit menu's submenu doesn't have what you need, Control-click where you're typing and choose Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically from the contextual menu that appears. The latter approach is particularly likely to be necessary in Safari and other WebKit-based applications, like Mailplane.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/19-Dec-05

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Belkin 802.11g adapter vs. AirPort -- A reader provides his experience setting up these two wireless networking components. (1 message)

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Geographic photo galleries -- A reader wants to display digital photos along with maps of where they were taken. Time for a Google Maps hack! (2 messages)

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Image formats for digital photography -- Following Charles Maurer's article from last week, a reader wonders why we have to deal with post-processed image formats - including Camera RAW - instead of just getting a straight image dump of what gets recorded to the camera's sensor. (4 messages)

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Which PDA to use with both a Mac and a PC? Is there a single PDA that works well across multiple environments? And what about using a phone/PDA hybrid device? Readers weigh in with their experiences. (10 messages)

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Languages and ideas -- Matt Neuburg's article on Prograph prompts discussion about whether programming languages are expressions of ideas (and therefore subject to copyright) or free to be used in various ways. (2 messages)

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