So when I discovered some strange behaviour in Mail.app that throws Spell Catcher X off balance, I blogged the solution that I found on Betalogue . (If you use Mail.app and Spell Catcher X you should know about this).
Now Pierre Igot at Betalogue has posted a longer interesting explanation of why this problem occurs.
In a nutshell, Mail.app doesn’t support the new-fangled direct replacement of text. It has to backspace character by character when Spell Catcher X makes a correction or expands the abbreviation for a text snippet.
That takes time. If you type quickly, you outstrip Spell Catcher X’s valiant attempts to cope with the backspacing.
A fast typist can achieve this on almost any Mac. Only with all the grunt of a Quad G5 beneath his finger tips has Pierre overcome it.
@agenda: Discuss new Mac with wife > @action: Learn to type more slowly.
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Tags: mail.app, Spell Catcher X, Textual chaos