Typing these 8 characters will crash most of Mac apps

Typing “File:///” into most applications on Mac OS X Mountain Lion will crash itself.

These 8 Characters Will Crash Most Mac Programs

It turns out that the Data Detectors feature has a bug, which tries to find a file from the path that isn’t there.

Disabling “Correct spelling automatically” and “Use symbol and text substitutions” in the Language & Text section of System Preferences will prevent the programs from crashing.