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Drag clippings from browser to text editor System
If you have a web browser that supports text clippings (as far as I know, OmniWeb is the only one), you can drag text from a web page to a text document (for example, an e-mail). This is really useful when a hint on macosxhints contains a shell script that you want to try out. Simply highlight the script and drag it onto a blank TextEdit document. No need to bother with typing out all that code or worry about making typos. Also, if there is information from a web site that you want to save, just highlight it and drag in to your desktop. I've got a folder of handy macosxhints text clippings myself.

[Editor's note: Clippings also work in Mozilla, IE, and iCab, and most (all?) other OS X apps. I seem to recall having problems with clippings in earlier versions of OS X (Cocoa apps worked, most Carbon apps didn't?), so I hadn't used them much recently. However, a brief test this morning showed that both Cocoa and Carbon apps seem to now support clippings perfectly well; the only exception is Java-based apps such as jEdit.]
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Dragging text
Authored by: Mikey-San on Jun 06, '02 09:22:08AM

I kinda wish there were a way to shorten the delay on draggable text in these Cocoa apps. That is:

Select text
Click and hold
Wait a second and a half for the cursor to change
Drag text

Does anyone know of a way to shorten this delay?


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Easy from Mozilla 1.0
Authored by: pierre on Jun 07, '02 09:32:16AM

I can do this from Mozilla 1.0 into Eudora or BBedit. Clipping to the Finder works fine also. I didn't try others but its probable that they work too

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