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    Buttrock Tip to recover "Lost" typing, edits & "un-posted" postings in forums

    Gents,

    This probably is not in the right section of the forums but I have read so many posts where folks have "Lost" lots of work when their browser strays from the page they were inputting the data on or you accidentally "Fat Finger" the keyboard or the cat jumps up and walks across your literary or technical masterpiece before you "Submit" it?

    I thought it appropriate in the most visited section per stats on CPF.

    Here is the "Fix"!! Simply hold down your "CTRL" key and simultaneously press the "z" key. This will back you up to your "Lost" work .

    Here is the tip bolded;

    IF YOU HAPPEN TO "STRAY" FROM THE PAGE YOU HAVE TYPED FURIOUSLY ON FOR AN HOUR AND THINK YOUR WORK IS LONG GONE TRY THIS LITTLE "TRICK" TO RESTORE YOUR WORK!

    HOLD DOWN THE "ctrl" KEY AND SELECT THE "z" KEY AT THE SAME TIME, ctrl + z WILL CHRONOLOGICALLY BACK YOU OUT OF THE INADVERTENT KEYSTROKE OR NAVIGATION.

    DO NOT! USE THE BACK ARROW KEY < ON THE BROWSER MENU! WE ALL KNOW THAT THIS DOES NOT WORK AS MOST TIMES IT "RE-SENDS" YOUR "COMMAND" INSTEAD OF "RESTORING" THE EDITOR SESSION YOU WERE WORKING ON FOR AN HOUR.

    Hope this helps someone out in the future! Try it so you know what to expect! Mnemonically, "CTRL Z, it saved me!"

    Enjoy

    Jerry
    Last edited by Tractorshaft; 09-25-2010 at 08:33 PM.

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    Default Re: Tip to recover "Lost" typing, edits & "un-posted" postings in forums

    Thanks for that - I hadn't thought of trying that one.

    What I've been doing as I write a long post, I press Ctrl+A (Select All) and then Ctrl+C to copy everything to the clipboard.

    If the Browser crashes totally, you can paste your text into any other application.

    Who am I kidding, I use IE, I should have written "WHEN the Browser crashes".

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    Default Re: Tip to recover "Lost" typing, edits & "un-posted" postings in forums

    I wonder if this works on those instances where you press the "post" button, then to your dismay realizing you should have CTL-C & CTL-V into a text editor, the site goes down and your content disappears forever.

    The CTL-Z (Undo) also works with ALT-BACKSPACE. The Redo is CTL-Y or SHIFT-CTL-Z
    Last edited by LuxLuthor; 09-25-2010 at 11:42 PM.

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    Default Re: Tip to recover "Lost" typing, edits & "un-posted" postings in forums

    Thanks Mike & Lux for the other great suggestions! Wikipedia has perhaps the best keyboard shortcut map that I have ever seen!

    Mike/Lux;

    Ctrl + X will cut and paste selected text into your clipboard all in one fell "Shortcut", Suhweeeet....

    Check it and more goodies out here;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_o...oard_shortcuts

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    Default Re: Tip to recover "Lost" typing, edits & "un-posted" postings in forums

    WOW! I had no idea there were so many that I never heard of. Hard to remember more than a few though. That's taking be back to DOS before the days of GUI's.

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    Default Re: Tip to recover "Lost" typing, edits & "un-posted" postings in forums

    You could try this plugin for firefox.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6984/
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    Default Re: Tip to recover "Lost" typing, edits & "un-posted" postings in forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Arc View Post
    You could try this plugin for firefox.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6984/
    I remember trying that before and it didn't work for posts made and the website crashed. I'll see if the new version works. It gave me a false sense of security, which was worse. No substitute for composing reply/post offline and pasting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    I remember trying that before and it didn't work for posts made and the website crashed. I'll see if the new version works. It gave me a false sense of security, which was worse. No substitute for composing reply/post offline and pasting.
    May have to use the WYSWYG editor to be able to save it in options.
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    Default Re: Tip to recover "Lost" typing, edits & "un-posted" postings in forums

    Very few use keyboard shortcuts

    If you know them you can do things faster then using the mouse.

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