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How to disable smart quotes in OS X

TextEditIconXWhether it is composing an e-mail, writing a small note in a TextEdit document, or entering text in a field in Safari, you might run into OS X using smart quotes, where the system will replace single or double quotation marks with directional ones that encompass a phrase or word. These can be useful for readability, but sometimes you might simply not want an auto-substitution, and instead prefer the straight quote marks you entered. Continue reading