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Create TextExpander Snippets on the Fly

Make new snippets really quickly! First, set a hotkey combination for making new snippets:

  1. Go to TextExpander > Preferences > Hotkeys.
  2. Click the "Click to Set Hotkey" button next to "Create Snippet from Clipboard."
  3. Press a hotkey combination when prompted.

Once you have your hotkey, use it to make snippets with these steps:

  1. Copy desired snippet text to the clipboard.
  2. Press your hotkey combination. A window opens with your snippet's content filled in.
  3. Add an abbreviation to your snippet.
  4. Click Done.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 10-Aug-09

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A crazy prediction that missed - Somewhat -- Ford apparently now embeds a version of Windows into its dashboard software; is this a bad idea? Another reader has tried it, and shares his experience. (2 messages)


AppleScript Frustrations -- A reader gets help on TidBITS Talk but his problem remains unsolved. (3 messages)


Time Capsule Bumped to 2 TB -- An Apple tech support person says that the latest Time Capsule use a new filesystem and isn't compatible with data stored on earlier Time Capsule. Bunk? (8 messages)


Google Voice and the iPhone overseas -- Readers discuss the removal of the Google Voice app from the App Store, and what consequences Apple's actions could have on other carriers that sell the iPhone internationally. (6 messages)


NewsGator Switches Users to Google Reader for Sync, Online RSS -- Did NewsGator jump too quickly in turning off its sync servers? Readers discuss the fallout and what it means for the future of RSS. (4 messages)


Recommendations for a printer? At what point is it no longer worth repairing an old printer? Readers recommend new models - generally inexpensive laser printers. (17 messages)


Web Hosting Company - How do you separate the wheat from the chaff? How can you tell which Web hosting companies are worth paying for and which are headaches in the making? (12 messages)


Mac OS X 10.5.8 Fixes Bugs, Plugs Security Holes -- Some readers are confused that the latest Leopard update installs Safari 4.0.2 even though that's already the current version, while others report problems with AirPort networks. (6 messages)

 

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