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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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Our earthquake coverage

Our earthquake coverage wouldn't be complete without sending out a "Bravo!" to Optima Technology, makers of storage peripherals for Macs and other computer systems, for expanding their warranty coverage for victims of the recent Kobe quakeShow full article

Info-Mac Mirror Down

Info-Mac Mirror Down -- Due to hard drive problems, the Info-Mac mirror at will down until some time in early March, at which time they'll be upgrading the server and expanding their servicesShow full article

Pioneer Mac Clones at Macworld Tokyo

Brent Bossom writes this week from Macworld Tokyo: Pioneer displayed two Mac clones with the title "Multimedia Personal Computers," the MPC-GX1 Power PC 601/66 MHz model with built-in stereo speakers, internal CD-ROM drive, and the MPC-LX100 (68LC040/33 MHz) (see TidBITS-264)Show full article

Render Unto Thee: QuickDraw 3D

Render Unto Thee: QuickDraw 3D -- Apple has been quietly promoting a set of 3D modeling and rendering libraries, code-named Escher, amongst developers for at least the last few monthsShow full article

Language Kits Upgraded

Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc. Earlier this month, Apple announced that free updates are available for users of the Japanese Language Kit and Chinese Language Kit who wish to use System 7.5Show full article

Cleaning Up Your DeskWriter Rollers

Back in TidBITS-261, we ran a short article about Hewlett-Packard's Paper Feed Cleaning Kit, which solves a possible paper-feed problem for DeskWriters and DeskJets in a specific serial number rangeShow full article

Compatible Offers Internet Bundle

While many vendors are scrambling to jump on the Internet bandwagon, Compatible Systems has carefully assembled a bundle of hardware, software, and service that will make it easy for small networks to connect to the InternetShow full article

Divided We Fall: Internet Redundancy

Bob Jacobsen made an interesting comment in reference to our pointers in TidBITS-262 to earthquake information servers that combine information from several different sourcesShow full article

Nisus Writer 4.0.6, Part 3: Multimedia

[This article began in TidBITS-263, continued in TidBITS-264, and finishes here. -Tonya] Sound and Speech -- Nisus Writer can speak, and not just using Apple's PlainTalk either - it comes with its own English, French, German, Italian, and SpanishShow full article

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