Safari gained few features, yet improvements when dealing with tabs and performing text search on a web page make it even easier to use. One great feature is that it allows reopening the last closed window, as well as all windows and tabs that were opened when Safari was last used (from History menu), providing an easy way back it in case a particular site makes it crash, or if you closed a page by mistake and want it back. Here is a quick look on this application in Leopard.
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Spotlight feels more mature and efficient with Leopard. Small new features will improve the experience of using Spotlight. For example, web sites you visit are automatically indexed by Spotlight, allowing you to retrieve pages you visited recently based on their contents, right from Spotlight menu! Spotlight is now a great application launcher, for when you enter a few letters from an application name, this application will be selected among results, and you can launch it by simply pressing the Return key. And if the application doesn’t come up at the top of the list after you typed a few letters from its name, select it and next time it will appear on top automatically. Here is a quick look on these improvements.
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.
Moving away from its English only contents from both New Oxford American Dictionary and Oxford American Writers Thesaurus, Dictionary now features several new Dictionaries. Japanese, Japanese-English, an international Apple Dictionary as well as full access to Wikipedia in the many languages it is available make Dictionary an even more valuable ressource. Let’s explore several of the new features from this application in Leopard.
The search field in Safari toolbar is a very direct way to seek information on the Internet using Google. Safari also makes it possible to launch a search on any selected text on a Web page (Control-click). But did you know that it can do more than just list pages corresponding to your search ? Safari search field also makes it possible to obtain numerical conversion and calculation result, words definition, numerical information (parcels numbers, area codes), along with many more options for your search (target this search on only one site or search for a type of document for example).
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…)
When tons of messages appear in your different mail accounts every day, it is sometimes not easy to find some messages when you need to read them immediately or to find the exact sentence you are looking for in one message.
I’ll cover all you need to know to search messages in Mail, from the basic options to search some text (a knowledge you can apply to text from any application in Mac OS X, including web pages viewed in Safari) to the new options in Panther to search in some specific Mailboxes at once. You’ll also learn how to mark your message once your found them, using any color if you want.