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I have two things, since I'm moderately new to Mac OS and, especially, iJournal:

1. Is there a keyboard shortcut for making things bold, italicized, or underlined? None of my guesses worked and the helpfile is, well, sparse. ;)

2. For the author of iJournal -- one small, nitpicky suggestion: When you're editing your last entry and you re-submit it with your changes, iJournal displays a dialog box that is the same as when you originally submitted your entry. It seems more intuitive to have a different message that says something along the lines of, "Your modified entry has been saved", rather than the default post submission message. Obviously not a priority, but while I was thinking about it and posting a question here anyhow...


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Jun. 10th, 2002 04:47 pm (UTC)
Shortcuts on a mac are based off of the key with the outlined apple on it; there should be one on either side of your space bar. My teacher in elementary school called it the "Open-Apple Key."

So, to make text bold, you would hold down open-apple and press "B", italics are open-apple then "I", underlined text is open-apple then "U", and so on.
Jun. 10th, 2002 04:51 pm (UTC)
I have gotten the hang of using the open-apple (AKA: command?) key for shortcuts, but ijournal doesn't seem to use those for its own shortcuts, which was what confused me. Doing an open-apple I is a shortcut for "Link to Image" and, as far as I can tell, open-apple B and U have no effect whatsoever...
Jun. 10th, 2002 04:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't realize you were talking specifically about iJournal commands.

As far as I know, there are no shortcuts, you have to type in the HTML.
Jun. 10th, 2002 04:56 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I should have been more specific in my question; it didn't dawn on me that someone might post a general macos question here, since the community is rather specific. Heh.

I'm relieved to hear that it's not just me being blind/stupid. It would be nice if those shortcuts were added to future releases, though, I think.

Anyhow, thank you for your time.
Jun. 10th, 2002 05:10 pm (UTC)
It was the "I'm new to Mac OS as well as iJournal" that threw me. I assumed that was in there to preface the first question.

*smacks herself upside the head*
Jun. 10th, 2002 05:49 pm (UTC)
open-apple, command key ... everyone has another name for it. I call it the "clover" key, which seems to be popular with people who have been using Macs for a while; "open-apple" from people who started with the IIC or IIE, "command" from all those people who switched to using Macs after years of PC work :)
Jun. 10th, 2002 08:48 pm (UTC)
Here's one for you...
My dad calls it "Propeller". =D

Jun. 10th, 2002 10:01 pm (UTC)
What was the "closed apple" key used for on the old Apple II computers anyway? I don't remember ever using it for anything....

Maybe it was there just to balance the "open apple"? :)
Jun. 11th, 2002 12:44 am (UTC)
command has a much nicer ASCII abbreviation (cmd) than open-apple (which you can't really abbreviate and still have it make sense). That's probably the biggest reason, next to the fact that it kinda makes commands happen (not that shift, alt, control, option, etc. necessarily don't). Not that I'm saying this with any authority or anything, but it seems to make sense :)
Jun. 11th, 2002 01:18 pm (UTC)
I just call it the Apple key. Probably stemming from the windows key, but I even call the windows key the Apple key now...
Jul. 1st, 2002 03:27 pm (UTC)
I've always called it the command key--as far as I'm aware, that's what Apple called it for the longest time, too.

I've never heard it being called the clover key. Though open-apple does seem to be the current vogue.

"command" is the "cool" of the keyboard: new slang comes up, but everyone always comes back to "cool". =D

Oh, and I switched to Macs from Amigas. ;)

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