I love Snow Leopard Text Substitutions! Check this out!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheSpaz, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Check out the attached image. I think this might come in handy… although, I'm already really used to capitalizing things, so I don't know how well it's going to work out for me… hah!

    Anyway, look at my snazzy list.

    Oh, and by the way, now I can say Snow Leopard is Snappy™!
     

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  2. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

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    this topic is a win, solely for showing me this. :)
     
  3. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    This will work out very well for me! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Too bad this feature does not work in all, or even most, applications.

    S-
     
  6. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    Really? What applications does it not work in? I'm not making fun of you, I'm just curious.

    Anyway, some more I added to my list:

    SL : Snow Leopard
    mac : Mac
    i : I
    im : I'm
    itunes : iTunes
    ichat : iChat
    quicktime : QuickTime
    photoshop : Photoshop
    iphoto : iPhoto
    dvd : DVD
    bluray : Blu-ray
    blu-ray : Blu-ray
    tm : Time Machine
    cod4 : Call of Duty 4
    finder : Finder
    isight : iSight
    macrumors : MacRumors

    Note: If you wanna be REALLY annoying, set "iPod touch" to 'iTouch" ;)
     
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  8. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    ...or you could use textpander which this capability is pretty much ripped off from, and it's a whole hell of a lot better!

    Glad apple brought it to the masses though.
     
  9. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I thought about that, but then I decided against it because... what if I want to talk about 3 iPhone 3Gs instead of 1 iPhone 3GS?
     
  10. MKCLLNS macrumors member

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    what applications does this actually work on though?
     
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  12. MKCLLNS macrumors member

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    i think you mean 'itouch' - don't want to strain yourself by pressing caps lock! :rolleyes:
     
  13. cubedweller macrumors 6502

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    How come I can't get this to work in Pages? :confused: Is there something I need to specifically setup?

    EDIT: Had to enable it in the Preferences for Pages
     
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    That's an extremely cool thread, let's keep it alive!
     
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    Welcome to owning a Blackberry... but on your computer!
     
  17. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    I've had this functionality since about Mac OS 8 with a little background application called TypeIt4Me, and still use it every day now in Mac OS 9. I think there is (or was) also a Mac OS X version.

    As well as the capitalisations being posted here, it's great for repetetive things like your email address, e.g. typing b-b auto-expands to my Buzz Bumble email address while e-m auto-expands to my real name email address.

    I also use it to auto-expand the company names that I do a lot of work for, e.g. typing GGI or ggi could auto-expand to Gadgets & Gizmos Inc.

    :)
     
  18. tmacdjd macrumors newbie

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    Quality! cant wait to get my new iMac delivered, so excited!
     
  19. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    This feature could make someone who's really lazy, actually look intelligent!... Maybe.
     
  20. MaskingTape macrumors regular

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    I'm really upset that the text replacement doesn't work in iChat :-( or apparently Safari either
     
  21. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's working in iChat and Safari for me. You have to right-click in the field, then go to "Substitutions>Text Substitutions"

    Once you've enabled it, it stays enabled. Try it out! It works in every iChat conversation too.
     
  22. MaskingTape macrumors regular

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    Ah ha! I thought it was automatically enabled. Stupid me for not looking into it further. Thanks for the tip! Working fine now!

    EDIT - Seriously tho, it should be enabled by default, don't you think? Or at least mention on the text replacement panel that it has to be enabled per program.
     
  23. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    Now they should add some more useful things like Auto Capitalize after a period and add a period after a double space bar tap.
     
  24. MaskingTape macrumors regular

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    Totally agree with the double tap spacebar idea. I use that all the time on the iPhone, would make sense to have it on OS X as well.
     
  25. dejo Moderator

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    Except not all periods are used to end sentences.
     

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