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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/09-Aug-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.

<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/>

RealNetworks vs iTunes -- RealNetworks is pushing a way to circumvent Apple's FairPlay DRM system to play other protected music files on the iPod. Readers theorize on why RealNetworks is taking this approach. (5 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2282>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/146>

Something more free than Web Crossing? As TidBITS continues to implement Web Crossing on the back end (most recently with the addition of our ExtraBITS weblog), people want to know more about Web Crossing and alternatives. (2 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2283>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/147>

Legal issues of serving music over iTunes network -- Is it illegal for a company to host a networked music server for its employees? (2 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2284>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/148>

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>