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Save text snippets as bookmarks in Mozilla Firebird Web Browsers
I just realized that you can save small pieces of text as bookmarks in Phoenix (Mozilla Firebird).

I have a folder in my bookmarks bar, by accident I drag'n'dropped a pieces of text from webpage to this folder (I intended to release the mouse button over the desktop to create a clipping) and interesting enough, a "bookmark" was created with all text in the first paragraph of the text dragged. Of course, this is not a valid bookmark, however it can be very useful to store small snippets of text from webpages (e.g., phone numbers).

[robg adds: This only works for short text snippets, as you can't load the clipping -- it seems to display the first 30 to 40 characters or so.]
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Save any sort of thing to just about anywhere
Authored by: nevyn on Aug 16, '03 10:11:20AM

Well, uh. If you want to save text clippings, just grab the text, and drag it to the desktop. You'll get a nice text file with all the text, no size limit. I have a folder in my dock whereto I drag text clippings, like good quotes, cool unix commands, memories from chats and reminders.
You can drag from any application. It's a bit tricky though, it doesn't work the same way as in Classic Mac OS. In Mac OS X, to make sure you drag and don't just select, hold the mouse button with the cursor over the text still for a second, *then* drag. I love the effect - fully styled text floating free in "mid-air" while you drag it ;)



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