Quicksilver : appending text to a text document from clipboard?

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  1. Yaja123 macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2005
    Quicksilver : appending text to a text document from clipboard?

    anyone know how to do this?

    ive read the user guide and done various searches, and seemed to have read that its possible somewhere, but now i cant find it again.

    anyone take me through how to do this?

  2. Vinnie_vw macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2005
    the Netherlands
    Can't you type period, ".", which should allow you to edit the box and then paste your clipboard item in there? Alternatively you can select you text, invoke the Quicksilver window and press command+G, which should grab anything you just selected and allows you to make it actionable.

    Appending then requires you to select the 'append to' command in the next pane and then the file you want to add the text to.

    Hope that answers your question.
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I'm assuming you're using QS's ability to keep a clipboard history. If not, use the tip above.

    My guess would be to use QS to trump through your clipboard history (a little cludgy, but can be done) and once you've found the selection you want, use Ctrl+Enter to load the selection into the first pane.

    After that, it's no different from appending regular text.

    So here are the steps...
    Invoke QS
    Type 'Clipboard' <TAB>
    'View Contents' <TAB>
    ...find the entry you want <Ctrl+Enter> <TAB>
    'Append to...' <TAB>
    name of text file

    I think that would work, but since I'm not on my Mac currently, that's somewhat of a guess.

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