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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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StuffIt Product Line Updated to 6.0.1

StuffIt Product Line Updated to 6.0.1 -- Aladdin Systems has released StuffIt Deluxe 6.0.1, a small update to their venerable file compression and archiving softwareShow full article

ConceptDraw 1.59 Update Available

ConceptDraw 1.59 Update Available -- CS Odessa has updated their diagramming and business graphics program ConceptDraw to version 1.59 (see "Make the Connection with ConceptDraw" in TidBITS-553)Show full article

OnStream Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

OnStream Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy -- When writing about the Ecrix VXA-1 tape drive (see "Ecrix's VXA-1 Tape Drive: Big Fast Backups" in TidBITS-569), we mentioned the competing Echo tape drives from OnStream and noted that one concern with both Ecrix and OnStream was that neither had achieved the status of an industry standard with multiple suppliersShow full article

Proxim, Netopia Terminate Merger

Proxim, Netopia Terminate Merger -- Due to the current stock market conditions (I first wrote "doldrums," but the reality is more like rounding Cape Horn in rough weather), Proxim and Netopia announced they are terminating their merger agreement without payment of termination fees (see "Proxim Reunites Farallon and Netopia" in TidBITS-565)Show full article

Palm Announces Thin Color m505

Palm Announces Thin Color m505 -- Palm, Inc. has unveiled the Palm m505, which offers the long-awaited combination of a color screen in a thin case the size of Palm's popular Palm V seriesShow full article

Poll Preview: When Will X Mark the Spot?

Poll Preview: When Will X Mark the Spot? In November of 1999, we asked what your upgrade plans were with regard to Mac OS 9. The question is similar now, but in relation to Mac OS X - when, if ever, do you plan to install Mac OS X? You might first want to read through our examination of who should install the new operating system and who should wait, but please do come to the TidBITS home page and vote so we can judge how important Mac OS X coverage will be to our readersShow full article

Tax Software for the 2000 Filing Year

If you're a U.S. resident, the 15-Apr-01 tax date is most likely starting to weigh on your mind. Fortunately, this year you have one extra day (since the deadline falls on a Sunday) and two options for filing your tax return without engaging the services of a costly accountantShow full article

Mac OS X: The Future Is Here - Coming Soon!

On Saturday, March 24th, Apple released Mac OS X 10.0, marking the company's official move from the much-evolved Mac OS 9.1 to the entirely new Mac OS XShow full article

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