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NOOOOOOOOO!

Post by gesso » Mon 06 Apr, 2009 4:11 pm

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:

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Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Post by Keith Hewitt » Mon 06 Apr, 2009 5:00 pm

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:
I have visited framers in 83 countries - no two are the same.

"Cut mounts are like haircuts, they are both bad when overcut."

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Post by gesso » Mon 06 Apr, 2009 5:25 pm

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

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Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Post by Jonny2morsos » Mon 06 Apr, 2009 7:45 pm

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.

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Post by Moglet » Mon 06 Apr, 2009 10:11 pm

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.

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Post by prospero » Tue 07 Apr, 2009 3:43 am

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.
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Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Post by Keith Hewitt » Tue 07 Apr, 2009 5:57 am

Thanks Prospero

One never stops learning something on this Forum ! :D
I have visited framers in 83 countries - no two are the same.

"Cut mounts are like haircuts, they are both bad when overcut."

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Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Post by gesso » Tue 07 Apr, 2009 9:08 am

Press two keys at once! Are you insane?

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Post by prospero » Tue 07 Apr, 2009 10:22 am

gesso wrote:Press two keys at once! Are you insane?

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl:
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Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Post by prospero » Tue 07 Apr, 2009 10:28 am

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

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Post by gesso » Tue 07 Apr, 2009 10:33 am

Have you tried Ctrl+power yet? :devil: :bandit:

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Post by Moglet » Tue 07 Apr, 2009 8:17 pm

gesso wrote:Press two keys at once! Are you insane?
Surely you're far too long in the Forum tooth to need to ask! ;)
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Post by Moglet » Tue 07 Apr, 2009 8:20 pm

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
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Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Post by prospero » Wed 08 Apr, 2009 10:05 am

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:
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Re: NOOOOOOOOO!

Post by gesso » Wed 08 Apr, 2009 10:13 am

on many occasion i've been taken to task over pressing ~ Ctrl+Alt+Delete :xcomputer:

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