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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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Unauthorized Steve Jobs Biography -- Unhappy with a forthcoming biography about Steve Jobs, Apple retaliated against the publisher by pulling all Wiley titles from Apple retail stores. Has Apple's actions hurt Wiley, other Wiley authors, Apple itself, or all of the above? (9 messages)

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iMac G5: Up in Smoke -- Matt Neuburg's article on his burnt-out iMac G5 brings forward others who experienced similar problems, and sparks a debate on how many failed machines is statistically acceptable. (15 messages)

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Mini power supply -- A reader who wants to use his Mac mini as a portable Mac wants to buy an extra power supply, but Apple doesn't offer it separately. Buying the pieces individually is possible, however, but pricey. (7 messages)

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