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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/13-Mar-06

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SquirrelMail vs. 10.4.5 Server -- Applying the latest Mac OS X Server update can make SquirrelMail stop working. (2 messages)

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Drawing program for an 11-year-old child? A young Mac user has outgrown KidPix, so what's a parent to do? Read on for several suggestions. (7 messages)

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Keychain susceptible to phishing attacks? What appears to be a fault in Keychain turns out to be an issue with Safari's autofill feature, reminding us that it's best to keep a sharp eye when filling out Web forms. (3 messages)

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la la: Netflix meets Napster meets half.com -- A few services offer the capability to mail your unwanted CDs (and DVDs) to people who request them, and vice-versa. And what does the RIAA think of this? (4 messages)

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No internal CompactFlash for MacBook Pro -- The MacBook Pro's new ExpressCard slot, while forward-thinking, is making it difficult for people who already own PC Card adapters. (3 messages)

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Destroying optical media -- Paper shredders are inexpensive and invaluable these days, but what's the best way to get rid of CDs and DVDs? (16 messages)

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