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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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FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is an easy-to-understand Internet service, but providing a good interface and helpful add-ons has meant that a good FTP program is disproportionately more powerful than you'd expect. That's certainly true of Interarchy, one of the longest-standing Internet programs still around (only Fetch, the granddaddy of Macintosh FTP clients, has been around longer). Interarchy does basic FTP, several forms of secure FTP, and HTTP, and for all of them it offers a variety of scheduling, repeating, and mirroring options. But Interarchy goes well beyond file transfer with its network monitoring capabilities, which turn it into an invaluable part of any network administrator's toolkit. User reviews of Interarchy 7.0 have been stellar, with a number of people on TidBITS Talk raving about the upgrade. Be sure to check it out for yourself.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, we're giving away five copies of Interarchy 7.0, valued at $39 each. Those who aren't among our lucky winners will receive a discount price. Enter at the DealBITS page linked below, and be sure to read and agree to the drawing rules on that page. As always, all information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. Lastly, check your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won.

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