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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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Skype Adds SkypeIn for Mac

Skype Adds SkypeIn for Mac -- I've written a bit about Skype, a voice-over-IP program for Mac, Windows, and Linux that offers great quality service, five-user conference calling, and outbound calls at low rates to the regular phone network (see "Road Warrior Scramble" in TidBITS-771)Show full article

Adobe Announces Creative Suite 2

Adobe announced today that the latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and GoLive will hit the market in May 2005 as part of Creative Suite 2, the company's thorough refresh for their flagship productsShow full article

Replacing eFax with MaxEmail

I'm not a fan of faxes. I fully admit they're useful on occasion, when the source material is on paper, or when a form must be filled out in pen and returned, often with a signatureShow full article

Building a Holiday DVD

Now that Adam lives in Ithaca, the only time we see each other in person is at January's Macworld Expo in San Francisco. When we met up for the last show, at a small gathering at Joe Kissell's apartment, one of the first things he said was, "Man, you've ruined it for the rest of us!" What had I done? He pointed to Joe's mantelpiece, which had a copy of the beautiful, professionally printed Christmas card that he and Tonya sent outShow full article

Take Control News/04-Apr-05

The last few weeks have been full of work on the Web side of things as we try to make the Take Control site more coherent, easier to use, and helpful to people who would prefer to order via phone or fax. Take Control Web Site Redesigned -- As we gear up for the eventual release of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, we realized that our Web site desperately needed to be redesignedShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/04-Apr-05

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. Tinderbox impressions -- Readers take the Tinderbox demo for a spin and compare how well the note-taker works over the long termShow full article

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