Archive for the ‘Address Book’ Category

Quick look on Leopard’s Mail

Friday, October 26th, 2007

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Mail in Leopard features numerous improvements in many different areas. Data Detector is one of its greatest new feature, and allows detecting events and contact’s information, providing a tight integration with Address Book and iCal. Quick Look integration is extremely useful, allowing you to view various attachments from an e-mail in a flash. Stationaries and Photo Browser makes it even easier to compose great looking e-mails. With To-Dos, Notes and RSS, Mail goes way beyond managing only e-mail, and moves toward a personal information management system. Here is a quick look on this application in Leopard.

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Quick look on Leopard’s Address Book

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Few new features were added to the already mature Address Book, with the exception of effects on contact pictures. Here is a quick look on this application in Leopard.

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Text selection and edition using drag and drop

Friday, March 19th, 2004

Text edition is undoubtedly the task which occupies the greatest part of our computer work. In spite of the subtle differences between applications, it is possible to outline general methods for text selection and modification, and this, by extension of our knowledge already acquired on drag and drop. This knowledge will not be useful solely in word processing applications, but also in any text modifications we can do on screen.

We will initially make a summary of text selection methods with the mouse and the keyboard, then we will see the various ways for creating and preserving text clippings. Lastly, we will see how to use drag and drop for text edition and to manage information (Internet forms, information fields in various applications). As this text constitutes the third from a tutorial on drag and drop, it is recommended to start by reading the first text. (more…)

Uses for the icon in windows title bar (proxy icon)

Saturday, February 14th, 2004

Who never noticed this icon which appears at the top every document window, to the left of the window title, that we call “proxy” icon. Although these icons seem to be added almost as a decoration to the top of the windows, they are filled with somewhat hidden features that are very useful, particularly for drag and drop. Here is an example of proxy icon, on the left of the document’s (in TextEdit):

Proxy icon example

We will see in this text the features offered by the proxy icons located in the windows’ title-bar. It is recommended to know the bases of drag and drop with files before reading this text.