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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/19-May-08

This week's discussions deal with color (making PDFs with the help of ColorSync, as well as in embedded Web images), Microsoft Office 2008 (updates and a potential installation problem), and lots of advice (buying a new monitor, setting up a network, troubleshooting SSH, watching TV on a Mac, buying an iPod touch, and backing up over the Internet). Plus, conspiracy theories about media companies!Show full article

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