Even experienced Mac owners (let alone newbies) are not always aware of the existence of a mega-convenient mini-feature called Text Clippings. It allows you to copy text and images from the Internet directly to the desktop in one motion.
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Text Clippings for study
If you are searching the World Wide Web for information for an essay, instructions for yablyk.com, and similar tasks, you will probably need to collect the information first. With Text Clippings, this is very convenient – just select the text from the web page and drag it to the desktop. As a result, a text file with a clear name is immediately created, and you can access it at any time. And a whole set of routine actions like “copy text – open text editor – create new file – paste text – save file – close file” will be a thing of the past.
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Text Clippings for Email and Messaging
If you often send the same text via Email or Messages, Text Clippings will also simplify your life. Just drag this text onto the desktop as described in the previous paragraph. And when you need it next time, you don’t need to open, copy and paste. All that is required of you is to drag a text file from the desktop into a letter or chat. Archi-convenient!
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Text Clippings for notes and reminders
For example, you are getting ready for a conference call and want a couple of excerpts from a multi-page document at your fingertips. To do this, it is not at all necessary to create a separate file, copy and paste something into it, and then search frantically (after all, where exactly you saved your notes, no longer remember). Just pre-copy the necessary fragments to the desktop using Text Clippings, and everything will go like clockwork.
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Text Clippings for Terminal teams
Do you occasionally have to enter the same command into the Terminal? Text Clippings will prove useful again. Just drag the command file from the desktop to the Terminal and press Return (Enter).
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Text Clippings for Images
Did you see a cool quote on the Web, a cool demotivator or a valuable screenshot from our site? Yes, yes, you understood everything correctly – drag your favorite picture onto the desktop so as not to lose.
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Other actions with Text Clippings
View: double click on a file to open it in a text document format, or select it and click Spaceto view it in Quick look.
Organization: If you work with several Text Clippings files stored on the desktop, you can move them to a separate folder.
Rename: Like other files and folders on your Mac, you can save Text Clippings under any name. By default, the first few words of Text Clippings are his name.
You can also move, copy, send, share your Text Clippings, as well as any other files.