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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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System 7.5 Update 2.0 Custom Install

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System 7.5 Update 2.0 Custom Install -- If you've upgraded to System 7.5.5 (see TidBITS-346) and later found that you needed to re-install something from System 7.5 Update 2.0 (which upgrades System 7.5 to 7.5.3), you discovered that System 7.5 Update 2.0 won't run under System 7.5.5! Apple routinely does this with system software installers to ensure users don't unwittingly mix-and-match system components that were never designed to work together. However, with the plethora of Mac clones, system revisions, and updates lately, not being able to install components of the System 7.5 Update 2.0 under 7.5.5 can be troublesome - users particularly need to get Open Transport 1.1, MacinTalk, or other components from System Update 2.0.

Apple's supported solution is to do a clean install of 7.5.3 with whatever additional components you need, then upgrade to 7.5.5 again. However, Apple is also providing an unsupported updater installer script that you can use with System 7.5 Update 2.0 under System 7.5.5 by dragging the script to the 7.5 Update 2.0 installer icon. Back up your system, turn off all non-7.5.5 extensions, and read the instructions first! Although this script may be overshadowed by future component releases (such as Open Transport 1.1.1), reports that many computers may not ship with System 7.5.5 for some time may give this installer script a long lifetime. [GD]

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