getting saved clips of text into the clipboard

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getting saved clips of text into the clipboard

Post by hazmatt » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:37 pm

Hi -
I figured out a way to get bits of saved text into the clipboard and pasted into my apps, but I'm wondering of there is a better or easier way.

Here's how I'm doing it now:
To save:
- use the 'Save Text' applescript to save a bit of text into a file.
- Save the file into a folder called 'Launchbar clips'.
To retrieve the text:
- activate LB and type 'lc' to bring up my launchbar clips folder
- hit the right-arrow button to get into the folder
- type the first couple characters of the text file name to set it in LB
- type command-option-shift-c to paste the contents of the text file.

This is ok, but it's a lot of steps to retrieve the text and hitting command-option-shift-c on a MacBook keyboard is not the easiest thing to do. Is there someway to streamline the process and/or use a key combo with fewer buttons to do the copy/paste?



Post by hazmatt » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:54 pm

ok, I was not thinking :?

I have now setup my 'Launchbar clips' folder to be scanned and I can get to my clip files directly, but I would still like an easier keystroke set to do the copy/paste.


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Post by ludwigschubert » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:18 pm

From LaunchBars Help:

A text document whose filename ends with a special .clip.txt or .clip.rtf filename extension is treated as a Text Clip File. Opening such a file via LaunchBar inserts the file's contents in the frontmost application.
You can use this feature to quickly insert predefined text blocks in the currently edited document.t

If you want additional help, feel free to ask :-)


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