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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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Larry Leveen

 
 

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Finder problem -- The Finder won't honor the preference to open new folders in one window (instead of in new windows). (3 messages)


MobileMe Status Page Promises Updates, But Tone Rings Flat -- Is me.com being run by a company outside Apple? (2 messages)


AppleTV vs. Tivo? In an effort to cut costs, a reader is paring his expensive cable television and Internet services. (7 messages)


Extracting Images from PDFs -- Several options are available for pulling images out of PDF files. (5 messages)


Secure Your DNS Since Apple Hasn't -- Even if your Mac is safely updated against the latest DNS poisoning vulnerability, a large number of other providers have yet to patch the problem. (2 messages)


iTunes 7.7.1 -- The recent iTunes update still seems to have problems with iPhone syncing and handling iPhone applications. (2 messages)


Fixes for DNS Flaw, ARDAgent Exploit Released by Apple -- Readers note the various security fixes included in Security Update 2008-005. (3 messages)


iPhone Google map problems -- The Maps program on the iPhone appears to be delivering different map information than Google Maps on the Web. (4 messages)


Upgrading Methods -- Some people believe that performing a direct upgrade to Leopard will cause problems, but is that actually the case? (5 messages)


Using Time Machine Across Network -- Attempting to back up a Mac across the network leads to problems with multiple user accounts on two machines. (3 messages)

 

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