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10.5: View text clippings in Quick Look
Authored by: totallyGreg on Dec 20, '07 11:38:18AM

Text clippings as a concept is broken. Dragged text should create a simple text file readable by any text capable process. (e.g. vi, cat, TextEdit, etc... ). A bug should be filed against this.



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10.5: View text clippings in Quick Look
Authored by: DanFrakes on Dec 20, '07 05:41:31PM

Text clippings -- and clipping files in general, for that matter -- work exactly how they are supposed to, and offer many advantages over a plain text file. Just because you want them to do exactly what they're designed not to do doesn't make the concept broken ;)

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Dan Frakes / Senior Editor, Macworld / Senior Reviews Editor, Playlist



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10.5: View text clippings in Quick Look
Authored by: tnagpal on Jan 13, '08 06:57:16AM

Would you mind elaborating those advantages over text clipping just creating a standard text file?Especially now with Quicklook providing quick access?



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10.5: View text clippings in Quick Look
Authored by: jocamero on Jan 27, '08 06:22:16PM

I too would like you to elaborate on what the advantages are. I have yet to find a use for text clippings.



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10.5: View text clippings in Quick Look
Authored by: PopMcGee on Apr 20, '08 02:38:50PM

For starters, a clipping can contain both text and images, in the same format that the clipboard uses, for easy inter-application drag&drop.



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