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You can use OptionShift⌘-V to paste and match the current style. This removes all previous formatting, links, etc. If you would like to make this the default action when pressing ⌘V, open System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts, and select Application Shortcuts from the list on the left. Then, hit + to make a new shortcut, select ...


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iconv is definitively the tool of choice here: iconv -f MACROMAN -t UTF-8 your-roman-encoded-file.txt > utf-8-encoded-file.txt Run iconv --list to see a list of all supported encodings.


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The Speech Synthesis Programming Guide describes the embedded speech commands that you can use to adjust how the speech synthesis engines process your input text. The [[inpt PHON]] command enables the use of phonemes and phoneme modifiers. For example, the following text includes a phonemic version of your chosen word (select the text, Control-click, and ...


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iWork '09 apps don't seem to have an Edit > Substitutions menu, but in ones that do you can set up a custom shortcut for toggling the Smart Quotes item:


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iMessage can also register email address (like your Apple ID), that's how it works on iPad and iPod Touch. So it's completely normal to be able to send iMessages with an SIM-free iPhone. As long as you are connected to a WiFi network.


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You can do this in System Preferences in the Text tab of the Language & Text pane: You can toggle on/off the built-in replacements, as well as create ones of your own.


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Safari Highlight URL in the address bar Press ⌥ and then ↩ to download. Chrome File -> Save As No options appear as to what the downloaded format is. For a plain .txt file it will be a simple text file.


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Format → Wrap to Page or Shift+⌘+W


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I came up with an entirely different suggestion. Turn off the automatic smart quotes altogether, and learn to type them manually instead. On the U.S. standard keyboard layout: Open printer's quote “ can be typed manually by Option-[. Close printer's quote ” can be typed manually by Shift-Option-[. Open printer's apostrophe ‘ can be typed manually by ...


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I use Marked to process text files to pdf routinely. No matter what editor you use, Marked will open and re-save a PDF generated from the plain text input by opening and re-saving the file. It also saves to HTML or RDF output from markdown. In reality, any program that renders markdown could print to PDF using OS X core services (File -> Print -> PDF -> ...


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You could use launchd. launchd lets you manage daemons and agents according to certain conditions. What are daemons and agents? From man launchd: A "daemon" is, by definition, a system-wide service of which there is one instance for all clients. An "agent" is a service that runs on a per-user basis. Daemons should not attempt to display UI ...


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Turns out this feature has to be enabled now. After I posted my screenshot I noticed the "Service Preferences..." menu item and clicked it. Click that menu item, scroll down to where it says "Text" and tick the box that says "Summarize".


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Your brother's Apple ID probably still has his phone number associated with it for iMessage. The smoothest way to deal with this is to have him disassociate his phone number from his Apple ID. Apple has a self-service web site that explains how to accomplish this: https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage If that doesn't work, this older KB ...


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Well it is a bit of a heavy handed solution, but if you were to go into Settings -> Messages and set iMessage to off, then all of your outbound messages would be sent as regular old SMS. Your friend would get them then.


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This is something I wish iOS5 had. Alas, it does not - however if it fails to send as iMessage with send as SMS disabled, it will allow you to tap / hold (I forget which) and specify to send as text. The main caveat to this, though, is that it doesn't 'alert' you per-se.


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The Lion build of less indeed comes with the lesskey feature disabled, as can be seen by the customized defines.h it is being built with (line #define USERFILE 0). This doesn't mean it's broken, just that someone decided to customize the build and disable this feature for whatever reason. Sadly they neglected to update the man page, which is why it's still ...


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I had a google, and found this for background reading. Unlike email, which has the potential to be abused without your consent merely by opening a message, there is no risk attached to simply viewing such messages provided they are received over the SMS network. They may contain links that you do not want to visit, but they cannot visit those links for you ...


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In your Settings go to Messages> Send & Receive and you should be able to set your preferences from there. Go to the "Start New Conversations From:" section and set your phone number to be the default. If your phone number does not appear, turn FaceTime off and on. Phone number should show up


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There is an app called PhoneView that lets you view and print your messages as a PDF. see it here http://www.ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/ P.S. I am not in any way affiliated with ecamm. :-)


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Another way to convert non-ASCII characters to ASCII variants is to use iconv -t ASCII//TRANSLIT: $ echo ‘’“”–—…äé | iconv -t ASCII//TRANSLIT ''""--..."a'e ASCII//IGNORE would remove non-ASCII characters, but you can also do that with for example tr -dc '\0-\177'.


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As far as I know there's no preference to enable this, it's just a built-in feature with no on/off switch. My best advice is to make sure that you hold down the mouse before starting to drag the text. There's some delay built in such that if you try to drag too quickly, you'll just end up selecting more text. The process that works for me is: Select the ...


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I had the same issue after upgrade to 10.8, had some old emails sitting open that I had minimized, closed all of them and then quit Mail. After restarting the issue went away, had previously tried to quit/restart/change layout with no luck.


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If you want to print out few text messages then you can take the screen shots and email the pictures to your computer for printing or simply AirPrint the screenshots. You might also consider third party apps like Phoneview or Tansee to print out your text messages. This guide worth a look: http://www.iphone-to-pc.com/how-transfer-messages-iphone-pc.html


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I'm one of the developers for Decipher TextMessage, a program that will help you print your iPhone text messages. I've gotten feedback from many of our customers who use the software for that exact purpose, so I've spent some time adding features to help support using our printouts for court cases. There's a plain-text printout export as well as a fancier ...


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Okay, I think I see what's happening: As it sounds like you may have already figured out, you can forward multiple texts by: Holding an individual text until the "copy/more" dialog pops up. Picking "More" Clicking the circle next to the left of each text you want to forward. Clicking the "share" arrow on the lower right Picking who you want to send them ...


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guessing - they're iMessages & both are using the Apple ID rather than just the individual phone number… though I still don't think it's very wise have 2 people's devices using the same ID, Family Sharing would seem a better option. Try removing the ID as an iMessage source, leaving just the phone number, on at least one of the devices…


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I think the default is 1 second, which is far too long for me. I find 100ms better. defaults write -g NSDragAndDropTextDelay -int 100 should work just fine. Apps need to be relaunched after changing that value. Setting a negative number will disable drag altogether; zero sets it to immediate.



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