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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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Car Alarm for Stolen Laptops -- Readers suggest a number of laptop-tracking solutions that are available. (3 messages)


Google Chrome -- Google is creating its own Web browser, which was announced first as a comic. Readers look at the Windows-only beta and discuss the underlying rendering engine and other aspects of building around Web standards. (42 messages)


10.3.9 to 10.5.1 - use Migration Assistant? If you're leapfrogging a major operating system version, is it safe to trust Apple's Migration Assistant? (14 messages)


Creating/Burning DVD Disk Images -- What software should a reader use to make a backup of an instructional DVD that's heavily used by his two-year-old daughter? (4 messages)


Transnational iPhones -- The inability to unlock an iPhone 3G presents a problem for someone who needs his iPhone in Australia for eight months but will be returning to the United States following the trip. (4 messages)

 

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
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