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Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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Cocktail 4.7.5

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Maintain has released a minor update to its general-purpose maintenance utility Cocktail. Version 4.7.5 adds support for the recently released Mac OS X 10.6.4, improves the Internet cache-clearing capabilities, and adds support for the latest versions of Safari, Chrome, Opera, and OmniWeb. The update also enhances its protection against the HellRTS and OpinionSpy trojan horses, updates the list of Automator actions, and refreshes the Help section. ($14.95, free update, 2.0 MB)

 

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Comments about Cocktail 4.7.5

Curtis Tucker  2010-06-30 14:15
When setting up a new Mac OS X system this is always one of the first apps I install. The dev team at Maintain does a great job at keeping this utility up to date.
Bertrand Morin  2010-06-30 17:21
I do think that Cocktail (the name is also well thought!) is a very good program; the way it seems to function allows one to go item by item, or as a englobing piece. Simple, never had problem, and updated on a rather frequent schedule, as Mac OS demands it…