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Mon May 21, 2018, 09:58 PM

Command-Y on Mac

I spent some time thinking through a post, and used "command-Y" to mean "undo" for a small edit. The entire post draft disappeared, irretrievably. Is there a way to get it back, and/or to avoid this in future?

Thanks,

Sparkly

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Response to Sparkly (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2018, 10:45 PM

1. Try Command-Shift-Y

That's the redo command

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Response to PghTiny (Reply #1)

Tue May 22, 2018, 08:04 PM

4. Not on my Mac....

In most other programs, it's command-Z, command-Y. I tried adding the shift, but that doesn't work either. Oh well. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Response to Sparkly (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2018, 11:27 PM

2. Ok...it is a seemingly complicated set of commands...

But it will work every time:
Let's say you typed then "undid" the phrase "l screwed up." (Without the quotes)

First, press and hold the cap key and type the letter I. Release the cap key. Then hit the space key. Then hit the s key, then the c key, then the r key, then the w key, etc etc etc.

To avoid this in the future, avoid the command-y key combo.

You're welcome.

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Response to Sparkly (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 04:50 AM

3. May be wrong

But seem to remember Cmd + Y being the combo for 'Redo'.

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