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NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Mon 06 Apr, 2009 4:11 pm
by gesso
On a number of occasions after entering an in depth looooooong reply to a posting, just as I was about to either revue or submit a reply I have either accidentally or incorrectly pressed a key on the board which has sent me onto another page wiping The contents of my reply from the box ...Is there anyway of having a pop up that asks if you wish to leave the page to help the kack-handed amongst us from in frustration leaving without adding our two penny-worth?

:head: :head: :head:

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Mon 06 Apr, 2009 5:00 pm
by Keith Hewitt
Gesso,

Been there done that :head: :head:

Tell you what - when it does happen have you noticed how much shorter the second attempt is :lol:

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Mon 06 Apr, 2009 5:25 pm
by gesso
you should have seen my third attempt at answering the question coming from our Singapore member on mounting a Trans' .........Biblical . thats all I'm gonna say... ended up posting a link :head:

soo much left unsaid

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Mon 06 Apr, 2009 7:45 pm
by Jonny2morsos
Type into your word processor application and then copy & paste. Also allows for spell/grammar checks and prevents 165 word sentences without capitals and punctuation.

With apologies to the person who submitted that one if English is not your first language.

John.

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Mon 06 Apr, 2009 10:11 pm
by Moglet
While we're on the subject, John, is there any chance of increasing the login timeout? If one is writing a "super-duper-long" post, one finds that one has been automatically logged out, and when one logs back in, although one is returned to the posting screen, the post content is wiped.

Alternatively, is there any way of the Forum software capturing the post text, and then requesting that the user logs back in before proceeding, a la vBulletin? Yes, one can draft longer posts in an offline editor, but it's a pain in the fundament. Also, when one is in the throes of creative frenzy, one might not realise that one has been typing for quite a while, and while in thrall to one's own enthusiasm, click the Preview button only to loose the whole frelling lot.

Solidarnosc!!! :head: :head: :head:

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Tue 07 Apr, 2009 3:43 am
by prospero
Ctrl+A selects the text you have written so far.

Ctrl+C copies it to clipboard.

So if it vanishes into cyberspace for any reason, you got a backup. :D

Ctrl+V to paste it back in again.

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Tue 07 Apr, 2009 5:57 am
by Keith Hewitt
Thanks Prospero

One never stops learning something on this Forum ! :D

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Tue 07 Apr, 2009 9:08 am
by gesso
Press two keys at once! Are you insane?

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Tue 07 Apr, 2009 10:22 am
by prospero
gesso wrote:Press two keys at once! Are you insane?

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl:

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Tue 07 Apr, 2009 10:28 am
by prospero
Keith Hewitt wrote:Thanks Prospero

One never stops learning something on this Forum ! :D
I'm rather suprised that method is not more well known. :o

Ctrl+Z ->Undo
Ctrl+X ->Cut

btw.

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Tue 07 Apr, 2009 10:33 am
by gesso
Have you tried Ctrl+power yet? :devil: :bandit:

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Tue 07 Apr, 2009 8:17 pm
by Moglet
gesso wrote:Press two keys at once! Are you insane?
Surely you're far too long in the Forum tooth to need to ask! ;)

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Tue 07 Apr, 2009 8:20 pm
by Moglet
Of older origin, and still supported (but laterly undocumented) alternatives:

Ctrl-Insert: Copy to clipboard
Shift-Delete: Cut to clipboard
Shift-Insert: Paste from clipboard
Alt-Backspace: Undo

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Wed 08 Apr, 2009 10:05 am
by prospero
Has anyone hit a key combo by mistake and it's done something either really good or really bad and you couldn't remember what keys you hit? :shock:

Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Posted: Wed 08 Apr, 2009 10:13 am
by gesso
on many occasion i've been taken to task over pressing ~ Ctrl+Alt+Delete :xcomputer: