Mac OS X 10.1.2 Rolls in Fixes -- Shortly before the new year, Apple released an update to Mac OS X 10.1.2 via Software Update, building in a number of useful enhancements and fixes (and providing better release notes than for previous updates). The update improves USB and FireWire support (including support for FireWire-based digital cameras), adds support for PC Card storage devices and media readers, updates Mail with CRAM-MD5 authentication support, builds in AirPort 2.0, updates Apache to 1.3.22, and provides AppleScript 1.8, which is necessary for the forthcoming AppleScript Studio. The release also includes unspecified bug fixes in the areas of audio, display, speech, networking, the File Manager, and printing. Also just released via Software Update were a number of printer drivers - if you want to avoid continually seeing ones that you'll never use, select them and choose Make Inactive from the Update menu. [ACE]
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.
Published in TidBITS 611.
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