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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/10-May-04

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The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design.

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iTunes 4.5 -- More discussion of the latest version of iTunes, including frustration outside the United States and how music is being shared via Rendezvous. (17 messages)

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Liability -- If you run an open wireless network and someone hijacks it to send spam or engage in otherwise illegal behavior, are you liable? (11 messages)

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iMovie 4.0.1 Improves Performance -- The latest update to Apple's movie editing software is an improvement, but frustrations remain. (1 message)

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.Mac email problems -- Some readers find that getting email via Apple's .Mac service is flaky, while others report no problems. (5 messages)

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