Retrieve deleted sentences while composing in Mac Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JeannieE, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. JeannieE macrumors newbie

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    Occasionally when I am composing a message in Mail (Version 4.3), I accidentally hit a key that deletes a whole sentence. Is there a way I can retrieve this sentence or do I have to start over? In my old Outlook Express on my Dell pc, I could arrow back to find anything that accidentally deleted while composing. Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You probably pressed Command+Delete. To restore, press Control+Y.
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    Control-Y? Never heard of that key combination. Command-Z is Undo, which would achieve the desired effect.

    jW

    EDIT: I'm not saying you're wrong, just offering up the solution I know.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I just tested it before posting, but Command-Z works fine, too.
     
  5. JeannieE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I tried them and they both work. (I had trouble duplicating my problem, but Command + delete erased the sentence. However, it doesn't seem possible that I pressed those two keys while typing my message, so will have to wait to see if it happens again and try to figure out what I did to make it disappear and then try again to restore it.)

    I am happy to have those two solutions to restore a deletion! :)
     
  6. Mal macrumors 603

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    I actually went and tried the Control-Y suggestion, and it works too, as GGJStudios said. Thanks for that! Good to know (does it only apply to that, or is an undo command as well)?

    jW
     

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