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.
Network administrators take note! Matt Deatherage looks at Mac OS X Server's new NetBoot feature for booting iMacs and recent Power Mac G3s via Ethernet. Also this week, Adam examines Fog City's excellent LetterRip Pro mailing list management program in depth. In the news, Apple releases MRJ 2.1.1 and StarNine announces WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0, which adds a mail capabilities and significant performance improvements to the popular server software.
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