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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/12-Apr-04

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As before, the second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design.

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Intego Trojan Warning -- Readers discuss Intego's press release about the MP3Concept Trojan horse. (7 messages)

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Floppy Server? Truly, we limit April Fools topics to April 1 issues, so rest assured that this thread is a serious discussion of how to mount remotely an old Mac that's booted from a floppy disk. (8 messages)

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LaunchBar vs. Quicksilver -- The venerable application launcher LaunchBar is seeing competition from upstart Quicksilver. How do the two compare? (14 messages)

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QWERTY and Dvorak -- Adam's article on the Matias Tactile Pro keyboard reignites discussion of which keyboard layout is superior (and whether there's actually a difference). (3 messages)

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Recommended Laptop Bags -- Following Jeff Carlson's article on buying a laptop bag, readers weigh in with their own favorite brands and essential bag criteria. (10 messages)

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>