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Aug
10
comment Paste into mail and keep format of pasted text but don't change to that format thereafter
Thats what I do for a workaround. But not elegant as you say. Thanks.
Aug
9
asked Paste into mail and keep format of pasted text but don't change to that format thereafter
Jul
23
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
9
comment Can I disable auto-correction of a single word on OS X?
The only thing that works for me are one of these two annoying procedures: (1) take my hand off the keyboard, move it to the mouse and position the cursor to the "X" and click; (2) backup and change the word back to the correct spelling. The program then seems to understand that it should not attempt to change the word. It simply underlines it with the squiggly red underline.
Jul
9
comment Shortcut to revert autocorrect change
This does not work for me. The only thing that works is one of the following annoying processes: (1) take my hand off the keyboard, move it to the mouse and position the cursor to the "X" and click; (2) backup an change the word back to the correct spelling. The program then seems to understand that it should not attempt to change the word, the simply underlines it with the squiggly red underline.
Jul
9
comment Can I disable auto-correction of a single word on OS X?
This does not work for me.
Jan
26
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
15
comment In Mail, Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F does something unexpected
As I said above, it lets me assign it and does not give a yellow triangle. But it does not work. I understand that it "should" present the small yellow triangle as you say. It should, but it does not. Whether Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F is assigned or not assigned, sending that combo does the same thing, which is to move to a specific mail item. It is as though that mail item added the shortcut to the system, telling the system to "give me the focus". If I could post screen shots or screencasts, then I could show you.
Nov
13
comment In Mail, Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F does something unexpected
Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F can be assigned. It just does not work. Instead it repositions to a specific email. It would be useful if there was a way of seeing what was assigned. For a long time I was able to use Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-L with a different app, but then suddenly, that stopped working and I cannot tell why. So it might be not specifically a Mail issue, but a more general system-wide issue of assignments. But the Shortcut assignment "should" say if there is a conflict, but it is not.
Nov
12
asked In Mail, Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F does something unexpected
Aug
17
comment Parallels app starts from hotkey - not wanted
Edited build into question above.
Aug
17
revised Parallels app starts from hotkey - not wanted
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Aug
14
asked Parallels app starts from hotkey - not wanted
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jan
7
comment MS Office 2011 Word printing range of pages fails
Kind of a quirky workaround. Will have to wait until the situation comes up again to test it. Nice detective work, though.
Jan
2
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
6
comment Trying to copy files and preserve ownership
The issue does not involve any other volumes. Everything is in normal directories on Macintosh HD. However, at this point I cannot reproduce the issue! When I copy using sudo as described in the original question, the file ownerships are preserved, as desired. As a check, copying the files without sudo changes the ownership to the logged in user. So at this point the mystery deepens, as when the problem originally occurred, I was able to reproduce the issue literally dozens of times, each time with sudo. It was as though the sudo was being ignored.
Sep
5
comment Trying to copy files and preserve ownership
That clears that up! I am only using in this context the Macintosh HD, so there is no such checkbox, and that cannot be the problem! But good observation in case non-startup disks are involved.
Sep
3
comment Trying to copy files and preserve ownership
I looked into Get Info > Sharing & Permissions and don't see any such flag, or even how you would set them.
Sep
3
comment Trying to copy files and preserve ownership
Agreed. What I am seeing makes no sense, and "should not be happening".