UpdateAgent Correction -- After reading last week's article on installing Mac OS X (see "Out of the Box: Installing Mac OS X" in TidBITS-574), the folks at Insider Software pointed out that the TidBITS copy editing team might want to spend some time back in the box. We incorrectly listed UpdateAgent as "UpgradeAgent," and priced it at $70 instead of the actual $50 amount, which covers one year of service. Insider Software also noted that UpdateAgent is available on CD, which is handy for consultants or people with more than one Mac. Our stash of wet noodles has thankfully been drying in a closet for several weeks, but rest assured they've been re-moistened in preparation for a good flogging. [JLC]
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.
- Out of the Box: Installing Mac OS X (02 Apr 01)