is there a shortcut to permanently copy text (eg. username) ?

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  1. funkyneuron, Nov 29, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011

    funkyneuron macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,
    My first post to MacRumors!
    I have to sign in to lots of networks at my work, when I travel, etc. and I'm getting tired of always typing in my username, which is frustratingly long. Is there some kind of keyboard shortcut that can permanently copy text like a username so I can just press "option command something" and it pastes it in?
    Thanks,
     
  2. waynep macrumors 6502

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    Are you talking about web sites? If so, check out Lastpass. I am using it and love it.
     
  3. funkyneuron, Nov 29, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011

    funkyneuron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Waynep. I want to be able to use a keyboard shortcut to paste my username into the "username" field. I normally have to do this at least 10 times a day (long story), so it gets frustrating...
    To tell you the truth, I don't want a downloaded program to save my passwords for me. I prefer a simple keyboard shortcut...
    thanks,
     
  4. mugtastic macrumors regular

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    found this topic with a search before asking same question.

    i'd like to always have my email address copied and ready to paste (say command + option c and c + o and p) or something.

    is there a way?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can use a text expander app, such as one of these.
     

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