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Use PTHPasteboard to extract Safari text clippings Web Browsers
There have been suggestions previously for getting text clippings out of Safari (which doesn't seem to support the usual text drag and drop). If PTHPasteboard (a really great freeware multiclipboard app) is installed, text which has been copied to the clipboard can be dragged from the PTHPasteboard pallette to the Finder to create a standard text clipping.

[Editor's note: You can, of course, substitute another clipboard app like CopyPaste+ and achieve the same results ... and the other workaround is to paste the text into a clipping-aware application then drag it from there. PTHPasteboard was a recent Pick of the Week, and it has quickly become a required utility on my machines...]
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Text formatting and styles too
Authored by: bluehz on Feb 14, '03 11:05:16AM

I have been using PTHPasteboard with Safari for a while now - and one of the first things I noticed about copy/paste with PTHclipboard from Safari - was that all the original text formatting remains intact when you paste it. This may actually be a function of Safari and it will occur in the standard System clipboard also. I was just happy to finally see copy/paste formatted text.



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Text formatting and styles too
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Feb 14, '03 11:07:59AM

Test dragging works in Safari now (v60)



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You can drag and drop text in safari
Authored by: macidiot on Feb 14, '03 02:15:56PM

With the newest version of Safari (V60) you can drag and drop text...



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Whoops...
Authored by: robg on Feb 14, '03 09:14:42PM

Somehow, I was still running the previous beta when I tested this hint ... you're correct, of course -- 1.60 behaves correctly.

-rob.



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