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    never hit backspace

    Was preparing a new post, hit backspace to eliminate an unneeded letter. Whole, carefully prepared, post vanished.
    Never use backspace.

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    If you had Hit "Control and Z" and it should right them, it should have undone the delete. That is the undo command.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    If you had Hit "Control and Z" and it should right them, it should have undone the delete. That is the undo command.
    Now you tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    If you had Hit "Control and Z" and it should right them, it should have undone the delete. That is the undo command.
    Ditto. Ctrl-Z is your friend. Frank, I'm betting that somehow you had accidentally selected all the text in your post. Or, you may have been accidentally pressing the Alt key at the same time you hit the backspace. (That'll remove a bunch of text at once, too.) Otherwise, the backspace would have only removed a single character.

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    Thanks for the control Z. Never knew, lost alot!
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    a couple more useful shortcut keys:

    Ctrl-C -- copy
    Ctrl-V -- paste
    Ctrl-A -- select all
    Ctrl-Z -- un-screw-up

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Toupin View Post
    a couple more useful shortcut keys:

    Ctrl-C -- copy
    Ctrl-V -- paste
    Ctrl-A -- select all
    Ctrl-Z -- un-screw-up

    Mike
    can I have a CTRL-Z for my shop projects?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Toupin View Post
    a couple more useful shortcut keys:

    Ctrl-C -- copy
    Ctrl-V -- paste
    Ctrl-A -- select all
    Ctrl-Z -- un-screw-up

    Mike
    And Ctrl-Y, which will reverse a Ctrl-Z. I guess you could call it a re-screw-up. It does come in handy from time to time.
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    I cannot believe you guys have been holding out so long!!!!!! This is some really valuable stuff, especially to an illiterate computer woodworker. Better late than never. Thanks!
    Shaz
    WHAT ELSE DO YOU FOLKS HAVE UP YOUR SLEEVES???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Schaubhut View Post
    I cannot believe you guys have been holding out so long!!!!!! This is some really valuable stuff, especially to an illiterate computer woodworker. Better late than never. Thanks!
    Shaz
    WHAT ELSE DO YOU FOLKS HAVE UP YOUR SLEEVES???
    Ctrl-F -- Find
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