anything relating to text, including text editors such as TextEdit

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Mountain Lion US keyboard layout .. bug? British layout when selected US keyboard

When I change my input source to US Keyboard and I want to press this key: ` I get some British key. My keyboard is this one: And it behaves like this one: I changed my keyboard layout like ...
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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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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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How to enable Antialiasing in Finder's preview column and QuickLook?

The title pretty much says it all, plain text files are a bit annoying to read on QuickLook (and to preview on finder's preview column) due to a lack of antialiasing. On the General preference panel ...
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Google Voice messenger notification problem

I have an iPhone 4 with the Google Voice messenger app. However I don't get notifications at all; I've tried everything! If I want to check if I recieved a text I have to go into the app and press the ...
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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Tool to Convert Pictures or Images to Text

I have scanned text. I am looking for an affordable OCR tool (Optical Character Recognition) tool. I tried OCRTOOLS from the App Store, but it crashes with the first picture I tried. Any ...
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Selecting a whole line of text, including the newline

Kind of a tricky one to describe. Here goes though. Open up your favourite text editor on OSX (well, Textedit, Coda 2, a Chrome textarea at least). Type a long line of text, followed by a short line. ...
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To give STDIN for Sed?

Pseudocommand echo '1,2,3,5' | sed -n data.txt which gives sed: 1: "data.txt": extra characters at the end of d command I want to give linenumbers for search from other command. Actually awk ...
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Joining lines into a single line in TextEdit

In a text document, how do I join several lines into a single line? I want each paragraph to be on a single line, but keep the lines between the paragraphs. Here is an example. I want to convert this ...
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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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To convert GNU paste to BSD

Command in GNU echo "Masi,hello" | paste -sd, which I want in BSD paste. I am reading this answer here. How can you write this in BSD paste.
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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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remove highlighting from Stickies?

Text that is copied from a web browser and pasted into the native Stickies app often brings text highlighting along with it and I haven't been able to find a way to remove the highlighting within ...
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Text randomly disappears while typing?

rMBP OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion While chatting with friends on facebook, the text randomly disappears and appears at random intervals. I cannot induce the effect manually. It is very frustrating to see ...
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How can one create a shortcut for pasting unformatted text in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac?

iWork provides the keyboard shortcut Cmd-Option-Shift-V to paste text without it's original formatting. How can I get this or a similar shortcut key for Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac?
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Left (or right) border in Apple's Pages

I am writing a Pages (5.5.3) document for my Diploma thesis. I want to create a paragraph style for source code that has a colored border only on one side. Unfortunately, Pages gives me a limited ...
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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 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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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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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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Searching Contacts in iOS

It seems that you can only search for a name or a company name in iOS's Contacts app. You can't search for an address, a zip, a note or any text outside of those fields. The same holds true for ...
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Select text-replacement without adding a space?

I have set up Lion text replacement to replace a three-letter short-code with my full email address. It works great, and I recommend you all do it. :-) But - in order to confirm the auto-replacement, ...
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Why do text on some websites appear scrambled in Safari?

Safari has started display scrambled text on some websites. This only happens on certain site and in Safari. I've also noticed that the problem may appear in certain spots on the website, like the ...
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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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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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OSX Preview: Bug in the size of PDF Highlights

When I highlight text in OSX's Preview the size of the highlight becomes huge. These two images illustrate the problem (In the first image I am highlighting the text and the highlight is normal, in ...
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How to disable Gatekeeper alerts on opening text files synced with Dropbox?

I use WriteRoom to create and edit text files on the Mac (10.8.2). I keep these files in my DropBox (v1.6.14) folder so that they're synced to the cloud and can be edited on my iOS devices and other ...
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Blurry Text on Apple iMac OS X 21.5"

I recently purchased a new iMac which I love except for one sort of big issue - the text is blurry on several programs. At first I thought it was a browser issue when I noticed it in Gmail (using ...
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Writing Causes Page to Jump

I have trouble writing on my Mac. It happens on pages on Safari like writing an e-mail or in Facebook and even in this question box. The problem is that the page starts jumping up and down as I'm ...
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Can I make the UI text on iPhone/iOS smaller?

I have pretty good eyes, and I'd like to be able to see more than 5 emails at a time in the list view. I realize I can reduce the number of preview lines, but I want to keep the preview and just make ...
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Text is blurry in many apps after disconnecting external monitor

I have a 2015 Retina MacBook pro. Sometimes I connect it to a 24" Dell external monitor via thunderbolt->dvi. Whenever I disconnect the monitor, many apps (chrome, most noticeably) have blurry text. ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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Finding number 968 on my bill [closed]

How come sometimes, When I send a text it reads on my phone bill 968, not a phone number? Called the phone company and they said it was a text you sent to someone . So why does it show up as 968?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Only some text messages are showing on my iPhone4

All of a sudden my iPhone stopped showing my complete message history. When I go the "messages" a couple of recent ones are shown, at random, and scrolling down a screen or two shows messages dated ...
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How can I import text substitutions from Wikipedia “Lists of common misspellings for machines”?

Wikipedia has some nice lists of misspellings for machines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lists_of_common_misspellings/For_machines ...
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How can I “zoom out” while viewing a text file on an iPhone?

On my new iPhone 4, plain text files display at a width of 38 columns. Rows with more than 38 characters are wrapped. I want to view text files containing prose formatted with widths of 70 or 80 ...