anything relating to text, including text editors such as TextEdit

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Editing track names in iTunes made difficult by invisibility of text

I use iTunes 12.1 on OSX 10.10.3. This has been bugging me for a while but crops up rarely enough not to google it for some time. The issue is that when I click twice on a track in order to edit the ...
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Long text-drag delay

Dragging text used to be instant. Now, especially after an application’s been open a few minutes, it takes forever from the time I press the mouse button on text until I can drag it. (If I try to drag ...
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How to permanently delete text substitutions?

How do I permanently delete text substitutions from System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. I have deleted them several times using the (-) key, but they annoyingly reincarnate themselves after a ...
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Enable Quick Look for text files without the .txt extension

Doing Quick Look on .txt files if very convenient (select in Finder and press space). Is there a way to enable Quick Look for other text files which don't have the .txt extension (e.g., .strings ...
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How to text to an iPod

(Sorry about the title, I had trouble figuring out what to name it). Anyway, a few days ago, someone asked me if they could text me. I readily agreed but then discovered that they couldn't because if ...
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How do you text people from your number and not from your Apple ID email? [duplicate]

I've recently went to an Apple store and the guy reset all my settings. Lately, whenever I text people with iPhones, they tell me that I don't text from my number anymore, but from my Apple ID email. ...
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How to have arrows for moving the cursor right and left when writing text on iPad?

On an iPhone, I was writing text. Among the keys, I have seen arrows for moving the cursor right and left. How can I have these keys on iPad ? These would be very useful. Why aren't these keys ...
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How can I prevent shift selection from expanding?

On Yosemite in current Chrome (and random other places, but let's try to just solve it in Chrome), if i selection some text (say the "sk differ" in "ask different"), then hold shift and press right ...
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Using lining numerals/text figures

Given a font that is advertised as having multiple styles of numerals (text figures and lining numerals), presumably via OpenType, is there a way to use the alternative numeral styles in Mac OS X in ...
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OSX: modifying text selection with ⌘⇧→ and ⌘⇧←

I've selected some text using my keyboard, starting at the bottom line and moving up (the | character indicates the cursor position): AAA |{BBB CCC DDD} EEE FFF Now, I would like to ...
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Tool to transform text to all caps or lowercase

Is there a system-wide text manipulation app that enables you to select text and convert all letters to upper case or lower case, like a code text editor would? Also, this is certainly wishful ...
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Can't send text to only 1 contact on iPhone 4S

Can call friend and he can call and text me, but I can't text him. I get the following message on my iphone 4S:+1(1)(216)116-11 8061092 Error Invalid Number. Please re-send using a valid 10 digit ...
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“replace all” and “replace in selector” are grayed out in Pages.app

When using text replacement, “replace all” and “replace in selector” are grayed out and I can’t click on them. How do I get the ability to click on them?
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Text message archive?

Occasionally my ex and i will have texting conversations. I would like to be able to save these digitally for my records. Is there a way to save these conversations as a text file? Right now I only ...
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“Ghost text” in terminal, Yosemite + TotalTerminal (formerly Visor)

There's "ghostet text" in my terminal (see screenshot), and I'm hoping someone knows how to fix this… Turning background transpareny off fixes the problem, but it's not a solution which I'm a fan ...
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Universal autocorrect for Mac

I'd been using a spelling auto-correct in Windows that worked amazingly well (without being annoying). It basically uses the list of most commonly typos from Wikipedia and substitutes any occurrence ...
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How to disable text drag delay

Is there any way to disable the delay for text dragging in OS X? There is a small delay between selecting and dragging text, if you start dragging the text right after you selected it - it will ...
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double superscript in keynote

Is there a way to do a double superscript/subscript in keynote? I mean superscript of a superscript, e.g., (in latex notation) $a^{2^n}$.
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how to Quick Look text files with custom file extensions in Finder

When I have .txt files or .py files, I can Quick Look those files in Finder. I have .jl files that are codes written in the Julia Language. Of course they are text files. They will open in a text ...
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Disable auto suggest typing when using the CTRL key

Sometimes when I press and release the CTRL key while my cursor is in a text field, the letter "I" gets inserted and an autosuggest list gets opened. I really really dislike this because I often ...
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My iPhone & my daughters iPhone are getting the same text messages

I just restored a phone from back up for my daughter. Now my text messages say they are from her. We both have IOS 7, and share an Apple ID.
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How to 'linkify' plain text URLs (locally) on the Mac?

I'm copying a slab of plain text that contains URLs into an RTF file in TextEdit, which I am hoping to automatically, (as there are a lot of them in the text), 'linkify' into rich text hyperlinks - ...
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How to send text message when they also what imessage

My brother has a Windows Phone, and an iPad. Whenever I try to text him, it sends him an iMessage to his iPad, not a text message. Since he does not always have his iPad with him, he doesn't get my ...
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concatenate text files in multiple folders

I have hundreds of folders with a few text files in each folder. I'm trying to concatenate the files of each folder into a single text file. One file for each folder. Ideally, the concatenated ...
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Paste format/style only?

In Google Docs there is a nice Paste Special > Paste Format Only funtion; is there anything like this in Mac OS X? If not by default, is there a way to get this?
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Teach AutoCorrect short words with umlauts

I use an English keyboard layout on OS X because I program a lot. When I type the occasional German umlaut, I can do alt + u + (a|u|o) or can I press and hold a u o. The latter is really buggy in ...
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Cannot receive emojis from andriod phones

When receiving texts from android users, if an emoji is sent I only receive an empty text bubble. I've never had this problem before. Please advise. Device: iphone 5c ios: 8.0.2
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How to open a file as plain text in TextEdit?

I have a *.rtf file which I want to open as plain text. How can I do this?
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Drag-to-select text frequently grabs entire line or paragraph

Using 10.9.2 at the moment, but I'm pretty sure I've had been noticing this problem for a while. I'm also using a Razer Orochi, in wired mode, in case this might somehow matter. Sometimes when ...
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my iphone shows “sent as text message”

messages I send from my iphone 4 are showing as "sent as text message" I've read all the responses but no one mentions if my messages are actually being received. How can I tell if receipient is ...
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How do I get my iPhone's entire text history, accessible from my computer?

I did this successfully some time ago by (i believe) finding the place where they were all stored in my iPhone backups and using an application to read the files. They were all there, in one place -- ...
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Texting without the chain of previous conversations

How can I send a text to someone without all of our previous texts attached and without deleting the previous conversation?
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Why is iPhone adding a '1' to my phone numbers when sending a text?

I sent a text message to (123) 456-7890 and an error message immediately appeared to "use a valid 10-digit phone number" and showed the number I used with a 1 before the area code. I tried deleting ...
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How can I use Siri to send a pre-made SMS?

So I recently discovered that most bus stops have a code. If you text that code to a specific phone number, you'll get a response telling you the ETA of the next bus to that stop. I saved the phone ...
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How to bump up text size & other graphical elements system wide

On Mavericks, my monitor resolution is set to 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p) on SMS24A350H. Everything looks great. But I noticed small icons in Finder window with small text. That I adjusted with Finder ...
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Google Chrome is no longer Retina [closed]

I am using a 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display, which obviously has an extremely high resolution. I recently opened my chrome browser (which I use regularly and need) and I found the the resolution ...
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Can you 'drag and drop' text and drop formatting at once?

I'd like need to drag and drop heaps of texts between documents, and rather copy only the text, without formatting. Is there any way, for example by pressing some modifier key while releasing the ...
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Autocomplete for MacOS

What applications can add a general autocomplete feature to all text fields in MacOS? There're text expanders, like the built-in one and TextExpander, but they don't suggest things while typing and ...
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What can edit an .ai files TEXT layer (besides Illustrator)?

so, i have CS6 on Mac (OS Mavericks). my Mac took a nose dive recently. long story super short... i have a new mac & re-installed my CS6 on it. but, in order to launch Illustrator, it requires ...
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Messages with pictures sent between iPhones are not received

My wife & I both have iPhone 5s. If she sends me pictures via text messaging they they never come through to me. I don't get an x or white box or anything. I wouldn't even know she sent one if she ...
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Select non-contiguous text / words anywhere

How do I select text that is not together separately, for example: ThiS is SomE sampLe teXt or... THIS is SOME SAMPLE text (I want the characters in capitals to be selected). I know I can use ...
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RTL + Right-align in text boxes

In Windows, I could use Ctrl+Shift to align text in textboxes. To align left, I used the left Ctrl and the left Shift and the right ones to align to the right. Is there a way to do this in OSX?
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How can I use Automator to extract information from an email in Mail?

I'm trying to extract information from emails coming in from PayPal from my customers (first name, last name, address, phone #, order #, date) to create a database with that information. The info ...
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Where Is The “Summarize” Service On OS X Mavericks?

In previous versions of OS X, you could find the Summarize service by highlighting the text you want to summarize, going to the app name menu, click service, and then clicking summarize. Call me ...
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Syntax highlighting in emails?

I'd like Mail to pick up on syntax I'm copying mostly from an app that does highlight syntax, but it doesn't seem to apply any sort of "formatting" to the text itself on pasting (e.g. color, font, ...
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How can I transcribe a Voice Memo to Text?

I need to transcribe Voice Memo recording to text. Can I play the recording and use Dictation? is there another method to convert an existing Voice Memo to text?
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Which text editors support both tabbed windows & rtf documents?

I am looking to change my text editor / note taking app for OS X. I require only the following: Tabbed windows: I don't want every document open in a new window. For some reason this seems to be an ...
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How could I show floating text?

What would be a simple way to show some text "floating in space" on osx. The text should have a transparent background and I want to pick a color, a font, and some message (with newlines maybe) with ...
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How to reset Mac OS X text substitution?

Whenever I type "foo" it gets replaced by "bar". It is working system wide. I can see this behavior in Chrome, TextEdit and other apps. Even partial text like "Somefoo" gets converted to "Somebar". ...