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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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A good night's sleep can always be sabotaged through judicious use of the latest computer game, and Rick Holzgrafe knows it. He's just released version 2.1 of his $20 shareware game Solitaire Till Dawn (see TidBITS-246), offering sound effects, clever new display features, and a wonderful "magnetic mouse" option to move cards without clicking, which should reduce aggravation of repetitive stress injuries. Solitaire Till Dawn works fine on any Mac in color or black and white, and the program also includes two new games (I'm addicted to Bisley) for a total of 26. Look at your favorite software archive for Solitaire Till Dawn 2.1 and Rick's other nifty utilities and games. [MHA]

 

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