Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

Submitted by
Larry Leveen

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-May-05

Send Article to a Friend

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster.

Voice-enabled GPS navigation devices -- Adam's recent experiences with GPS navigation devices prompts discussion about other products and which features to look for. (25 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2601>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/456/>

Battery Life in Bluetooth Mice -- Wireless mice seem to vary widely in their battery consumption, though the type of batteries (rechargeable versus alkaline) seems to make a difference. (13 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2602>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/457/>

X11 and pre-installed copies of Tiger -- Apple's X11 for Mac OS X is not installed by default in Tiger, but readers point out how to install it on a Mac with Tiger pre-installed. (3 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2604>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/459/>

GPS devices for MACINTOSH -- What's the Macintosh user to do when all the GPS devices seem to work only with PCs? (3 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2603>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/458/>

Spotlight Documentation - NOT -- After installing Mac OS X 10.4, one reader is underwhelmed by the upgrade's new features and Spotlight documentation. (1 message)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2599>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/455/>

 

READERS LIKE YOU! Support TidBITS by becoming a member today!
Check out the perks at <http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html>
Special thanks to Stephen Blackstock, John Houston, Michael Yurch, and
W.P. Fleischmann for their generous support!