If you are a user of the built in OS X text substitution feature you may have found it a nuissance that most applications do not have text substitution enabled by default. What this means it that one has to set each application to allow OS X text substitution.

Here’s a way to fix that.

In Terminal paste the following command:

Not all apps support Text Substitution, but most do. So now all those apps which do will automatically have it turned on.

If you’ve never used Text Substitution on OS X you’ll find it in the Language & Text pane of System Preferences.