Opening textclipping files with Textedit

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  1. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

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    #1
    textclipping files are cool, but not as useful as they could be. I'd like to be able to open them in textedit (or similar) to select parts of the clipping, but that doesn't work.

    any solutions ? :confused:

    PS I bet it's simple am I'm missing something obvious :eek:
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    #2
    1. Open TextEdit
    2. Drag .textclipping file onto empty document
    3. Done
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Kind of sounds like you're not using the text clippings correctly. You don't open them to use them. Once created you just access them from the clippings menu and it drops in into the document. I even have keyboard shortcuts tied to them to use as I'm typing. Unless I missed something.
     
  4. nissan.gtp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #4
    that's where I want to end up, but would like to just double-click the text clipping file.
     
  5. nissan.gtp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5
    what "clippings menu" ?

    BTW, My most common use is to select some text in Firefox and drag it to the desktop for a quick and dirty save.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    Sorry, when I saw clippings, then read TextEdit, my mind decided to replace it with TextWrangler, which can do clippings.
     
  7. nissan.gtp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #7
    giving it a try, looks like this might be a good solution

    cheers
     

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