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Author Topic: [CH&S] after a long break - beginner's queries  (Read 2626 times)

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[CH&S] after a long break - beginner's queries
« on: April 06, 2011, 05:00:19 PM »
after a long break, I've installed CH&S again.

I was never a power user but I'm a bit stumped off the bat here. Key points/queries are numbered.

I have text-items (pre-prepared) that I want to repeatedly paste - I presume these go in favourites.
As I copy each item, it shows in "QuickPaste" in the main window. [1] I would have thought these would also show under "Clipboard" but they dont...**
I copy these to My Favourites.

[2] When I go to paste though, the Favourites sub-menu is empty.
Favourites having the text I want to paste the most often, I'm wondering is there a way to have these at top level - i.e. *not* as sub-items (OTOH I can see this could cause the list to be too long, but it would be a nice option) Found that option - after changing Favourites to top level, they dont show at all...

[3] it would be really nice if CH&S picked up on the default system date (well, that would be icing)

** I see copied text is now showing under "Clipboard" (New) - but the first batch of text copied (6 items) not shown there
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Re: [CH&S] after a long break - beginner's queries
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 05:03:02 PM »
Re [2] -
OK I think I see the problem - there's "Favourites" and "My Favourites"
the Favourites column (tick-box) is not shown by default, so I presumed the above were the same.

Maybe it would be better to show the Favourites column by default?
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Re: [CH&S] after a long break - beginner's queries
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 05:30:20 PM »
Yeah Favorites is a bit confusing -- its an example of a Group that can hold actual clips placed into it, AND also will show clips from any other group if that clip has the Favorites checkbox checked.

Essentially both kinds of clips should behave identically when accessed through the "QUICK PASTE" Favorites section as configured in the Quick Paste Menu 2 options tab.  If you notice something other than that let me know.

It sounds to me like something was not quite behaving right for you, but I can't get a good handle on what.

I don't understand 3.

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Re: [CH&S] after a long break - beginner's queries
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 10:56:35 PM »
Maybe change Favorites -> AllFavorites , while keeping MyFavorites ?

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Re: [CH&S] after a long break - beginner's queries
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 02:34:30 AM »
#1 was just some first starting glitch I reckon

#2 IMO it "would be better to show the Favourites column by default" - for beginners - to save on confusion

#3 my system date format is like this: 2011-04-06 19:30:41
Just saying it would be nice if CH&S could pick up on that and show that format under Date/Time - but as I say that would be like icing on the cake!
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Re: [CH&S] after a long break - beginner's queries
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 07:03:50 AM »
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#1 was just some first starting glitch I reckon

one of the things that i've noticed frequently happens with me is that i'm almost always testing on a version of the program that has been installed and configured for quite some time, so i rarely if ever go through the process for a new install with default settings.. i should do that more often to see if there are any oddities.

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Re: [CH&S] after a long break - beginner's queries
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 07:26:50 AM »
Well, I'm happy to be back with it and it's working well :up:

First feature request - that Enter would paste the first clip on the QucikPaste list (like in FARR)
Currently Enter closes QuickPaste - which is handy too, but I think most people would be happy enough to stick with Escape for that - I think...
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Re: [CH&S] after a long break - beginner's queries
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 07:40:03 AM »
good idea -- i'll note that you can just blindly press down arrow then enter to get the first item on list.  Or just press the 1 key.