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June 26, 2004



Well, the day arrived! I'm typing this message on a new Powerbook! Garageband rocks, I can't stop playing with all the drum loops. I'm also tapping into my downstairs neighbor's (apartment complex) wireless internet via my airport card..ha! Too cool. Thanks for your apple enthusiasm that helped me make this grand desicion...you rock!


control-z = undo
control-c = copy
control-v = paste
That's about what I learned from my internship in college. Ha!


OK, after much trial and error, I've figured it out. If I hold down the shift key and the up arrow at the same time, it will highlight the last few words I've typed. Then, if I hit the return key, it will erase what I've highlighted. This occasionally happens when I'm going to hit the return key. I've also found that I can hit control-z and restore the text I've lost.
So I'm not losing my mind. There really is a rhyme and reason to it. But it doesn't make it any less annoying.


You have an old virus that causes the problem in MSWord. My dad had it on his mac many years ago. running even a cheap or free virus scan on your machine will likely fix it.


Well when you hit the backspace and the Ctrl button at the same time it will erase the line but the Ctrl button is no where near the backspace button. I am not sure if that is what you were doing though ( not exactly a computer wiz).


Okay, the insert key just pastes in the last thing I copied. Maybe there is something on a Mac that I don't have. Hmmmm....wonders never cease...


I think it's a Mac thing. That's a tricksy key there...


Maybe you are talking about the Ins (Insert) Key? Took me several months to figure out what I was doing to cause my typing to erase what I had already typed. I finally figured out that I was accidentally hitting the insert key. I don't have clue-one what you would use that key for, since it's so much easier to just highlight what you want to delete and then type over it. Of course, you may not be talking about this particular key, and I'm too lazy to put my laptop down and go out into the garage and see if it is the same key on our old Performa. (It's out there waiting for the kids to trash, take apart for fun, or use it for a movie prop. Too bad you can't trade in old computers like you can old cars.)


I really need to get a life...I typed out a couple of rows of letters and tried a bunch of combinations of keys to try an erase the letters but they all remained. Maybe your keyboard is just possessed?


Don't think it's ever happened to me but then I'm one of those crazy PC users - you're on a mac these days right?

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