Tag Archives: Mac

Weird utf-8 bug in QuickLook: it’s the EA

A while ago, I noticed a weird bug affecting the way QuickLook on Leopard showed characters with french accents, while being careful to save in UTF-8 from TextMate: TM’s on left, QL on the right. Unix deities seemed to confirm … Continue reading

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Finally: Firefox 3 brings inline PDFs on mac

It took a while. Doesn’t want to be installed on minefield builds, though (via MacOSXHints).

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Firefox bug 406730 has been fixed

As the title says. Now we can have correct background window appearance on Mac OS X, which was the number one reason to prefer Safari over Firefox 3 according to DF. I can’t wait for the next nightly build and … Continue reading

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High CPU usage after Office 2008 upgrade

After installing tonight the update for Office Mac 2008, my CPU started going crazy. The fans went off on my powerbook, which they never do except if I’m compiling wxwindows. Investigation showed that, as always when the CPU goes mad with no good reason, … Continue reading

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Word 2008 = bibliography mess

After my last post about the joys of using Papers together with Word 2008 to create nice bibliographies, I tried to actually use the thing during the writing of an actual paper. I’m sorry to say I have to agree with the answers to … Continue reading

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Papers + Word 2008 = Bibliography heaven

Papers is a Mac sofware aimed at simplifying the management, searching and reading of scientific litterature. It’s more or less iTunes for your science papers — you can browse through them by authors or journals, include all the relevant information … Continue reading

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X11 2.1 for Leopard is out

At least as a preview release, in a nice easy-to-install package. You can get it from Jeremy Huddleston account on freedesktop.org: X11-2.1.0.pkg. Here is the (kind of hard-to-read) changelog since the bug-ridden 2.0 release included with Leopard. If you’d prefer to follow what’s going … Continue reading

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Bento for bibliography

Just a thought: how would Bento perform for managing a list of bibliographic entries? A la papers.I’m guessing one could create an appropriate template which would include authors, journals, and a link to the relevant PDF or URL… A Bento bibtex-importer would definitely … Continue reading

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Possible fix for Leopard not remembering ssh passphrase

According to several accounts, Leopard has now a built-in support for remembering SSH passphrases in the systemwide keychain, which is great, great, great. However, if at some point during your and your system’s lifetime you’ve installed and used the SSHKeyChain   application (even only … Continue reading

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Updated X11 for Leopard, again

Xquartz 1.2a7 has been released, and apparently it fixes all the remaining known issues. In my experience, the “cannot focus X11 windows while in a mac app” bug has been fixed. With this version of Xquartz, X11 on Leopard is … Continue reading

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