03-07-2013, 09:20 PM #1New Blog: The Mysterious File:/// Bug
The Mysterious File:/// Bug
Recently, there has been a rather silent but important story floating around about an odd bug built into Cocoa (OS X’s application programming interface that, in part, includes the user interface elements of OS X including things like buttons and text boxes). Although not generating a lot of news, this is an interesting bug that’s worth exploring. Triggering the Bug The bug manifests itself simply by typing File:/// into any native Cocoa widget. Open up any application that uses Cocoa for its text boxes and enter that string. Press space …Read More →
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03-08-2013, 02:25 AM #2
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This has been fixed in the 10.8.3 betas. Now if they'd just release 10.8.3 ...
03-08-2013, 12:01 PM #3
Absolutely. As I noted, this bug appears to have been fixed in the 10.8.3 betas floating around. I just brought this up as a piece of interest more than anything.
03-10-2013, 11:16 AM #4
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Evidently, it also doesn't happen if you have system-wide autocorrect turned off.
03-10-2013, 11:33 AM #5
Yeah, the bug is tied to the autocorrect functionality. I tried to decipher the "nerd speak" but the bug has something to do with the autocorrect system running into a wall since it doesn't know how to parse what might be a file URI.
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