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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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Leopard Pushed to October 2007

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Leopard will remain caged for a few more months. In a statement released last week, Apple announced that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will not be released until some time in October 2007. The delay is attributed to the company's focus on getting the iPhone ready for its June rollout, which required "borrowing some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team," according to the statement. The iPhone reportedly remains on schedule, and those of us who don't live and die by our cell phones are hoping that it pays Leopard back with interest.

The statement notes that Apple planned to release Leopard at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June. Now, a "near final version" will be shown at the conference and given to attendees for last testing before release. It remains to be seen if previously unannounced features will be added to Leopard in time for WWDC; as we wrote in "Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Previewed at WWDC 2006" (2006-08-07), "Jobs offered overviews of ten new or improved features to be found in Leopard, and coyly referred to other 'top secret' features that weren't going to be shown..." Certainly, the delay provides Apple additional time to implement and test new features, along with those already announced.

For reactions to the news, see "The Mystery of the Leopard Ship Date: Solved" (2007-04-16) and the thoughtful comments in TidBITS Talk.

 

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