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10.3: Drag and drop text clippings with Exposé
Authored by: Han Solo on Nov 02, '03 02:13:23PM
Of course, you likely could accomplish the same thing with less time and less mousing around by first highlighting the text to be copied, then selecting "New Window Containing Selection" under "TextEdit" in the Services submenu of the application's menu (such as Safari).

And, in Jaguar, exactly the same thing could be accomplished by selecting "Open Selection" under "TextEdit" in the Services submenu.

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10.3: Drag and drop text clippings with Exposé
Authored by: Mikey-San on Nov 02, '03 02:23:28PM

I guess you didn't get the full scope of the hint. If I want to drag text from one document to another, and the windows are overlapping too much, Expose will allow me to copy the text from one document and insert it /anywhere I want into the other document./ I think that's what the hint is trying to get at.

I could use "new from selection", but what does that accomplish? That just gives me /another/ window and doesn't put my text in the second document. If I want a brand-new document with the Safari selection, "new from selection" is fine; if I want to stick a piece of text somewhere in a pre-existing document, "new from selection" doesn't help me that much.



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10.3: Drag and drop text clippings with Exposé
Authored by: MtnBiker on Nov 03, '03 12:14:36PM

I thought this wasn't working, but the document is behind a blank document that TextEdit opens by default.

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