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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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NPR Music Host Deletes His Songs on Purpose

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Bob Boilen, host of NPR’s All Songs Considered, writes that he has deleted 25,000 songs from his iTunes library, reclaiming 200 GB. Instead, he’ll be relying on iTunes Match. Let’s hope he kept a backup or two, just in case.favicon follow link

 

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SSteve  2012-06-06 16:15
I have a friend who tried to do this and he said it was a mess. He said a lot of albums were incomplete. He gave up on the whole thing. Personally, I haven't been tempted to try it. I don't want to have to rely on an Internet connection to listen to my music.
Steven Oz  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-06-13 17:05
For a pro to trust brand new technology on 'another man's computer?' Eeek.

The old joke that 'pioneers get shot by the Indians' hopefully won't apply to this trusting soul.

An older fellow probably wouldn't have done this. I don't know his age, but I suspect he is younger and hasn't had his fingers often burned by false promises and technology failures like most of us senior techs.