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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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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 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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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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Texts showing from wrong number

I want to see my child's texts so I have both his and mine appearing on my phone through messages, "send & receive". When I respond to certain contacts we have in common, it looks like the text is ...
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Iphone 5 can't receive text from from one number

This will sound crazy. My wife and I have the same phone account and work 6 blocks from each other. We can text and receive text anywhere we are except when we are at work. I can text her and she gets ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Weird happenings on text messages

Why does a text message from a contact I've had for years suddenly come thru using their e-mail address instead of their contact name? The messages came through normally at 7:51 this morning, but ...
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How do you use in an Aperture photobook text; the function “layout orientation” vertical?

I have made many photobooks in Aperture but I can't figure out how to use the function "Layout orientation" for text. It appears that you should be able to make the text appear vertically; instead of ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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Changing MacBook Pro text bubble colors?

How can I change my MacBook's iMessage text bubbles different colors?
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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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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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Autocomplete for Mac OS X

What applications autocomplete input in any text field on Mac OS X? There're various text expanders, including the built-in one, but they require entering text manually (codes to expand snippets), ...
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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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Texting from iPad to Android device

Can I send a text message from my iPad (iOS7) to someone with an Android device? (Samsung Galaxy 3).
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Annotations with subscript and superscript in Preview (OS X)

In Preview, is it possible to add text as subscript and superscript? This would be useful when writing text annotations in PDF documents.
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How to select paragraphs with similar style in Pages 5?

Pages '09 had the paragraph styles drawer with a list of all styles. Each style had the following context menu: On the new Pages 5, this is how that context menu looks however. I can't seem to ...
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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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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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Mimic Xcode's camelCase selection keyboard shortcuts in OS X

I spend a very large amount of time editing text in Xcode, and I would like maneuvering around text within the rest of the Cocoa Text System to offer an identical experience. There are 3 versions of ...
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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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My phone is water damaged and while waiting to see if it will come back to life, can I have my texts be emailed to me?

Is there any way to access what is on my phone while it is recovering from water damage? A way to forward my texts to my email? Please let me know! Any suggestions for what I should do? I have it in a ...
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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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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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Contact switched to Android; how to send texts instead of iMessages?

My brother switched to an Android phone from an iPhone recently. When I attempt to text him, it still tries to send those messages as iMessages. Two questions: will he receive these iMessages, and ...
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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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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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How to assign hotkeys to paragraph styles in Pages 5?

Pages '09 had the paragraph styles drawer with a list of all styles. Each style had the following context menu: On the new Pages 5, this is how that context menu looks however. Noticeably ...
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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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texting on two devices using one apple id, but two different texts/people [duplicate]

I have my son's apple id on his ipad set up the same as mine. He sees all of my texts. How do I make it so he doesn't see mine, but can still text?
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iPhone can send iMessages without a SIM card?

I gave my old iPhone 3GS (iOS 5.0) to a friend, and after removing the SIM card, we noticed a peculiar behavior. My friend is able to send texts via iMessage from the old phone number. Likewise, I can ...
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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 -- ...