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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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Sumex Mirrors, Speak Up!

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Liam Breck <breck@kirk.ecs.umass.edu>, the Info-Mac moderator in charge the sumex reorganization, writes:

Attention administrators of Info-Mac mirror sites:

We are compiling a list of Info-Mac mirror sites around the world so we can inform users where else our archive can be reached and so we can stay in touch with our mirrors about important changes, such as the recent file list format change.

If you are in charge of, or closely associated with, an Info-Mac mirror site, please email me the following information:

  • site Internet address
  • site location (include organization, city, state, country)
  • email address(es) of site administrator(s)
  • name(s) of site administrator(s)
  • site disk capacity
  • site operating system
  • how much of the Info-Mac archive is available at site
  • how often site connects to Info-Mac for updates
  • method used to update site

 

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