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Quote URL Text_1.0.9b (title, url, quote, date)
multicopy_1.1 (list of Ctrl-c clips)
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firefox_18.0.1 in live linux puppy-precise_5.4.3 from DVD-RW in amd64 box
I went and took a look at the Firefox add-on site for Quote URL Text_1.0.9b
, and installed the add-on, restarted Firefox, and set the add-on's parameters to suit my peculiar needs.
The add-on Quote URL Text_1.0.9b
copies the highlighted text and
its source url, and other metadata
into the Clipboard text field - which also
goes as text into the CHS database (so it's all clips saved by this method that have this data, not just the last copied clip).
To check its functionality, I went back to that Firefox add-on site, and selected the text as emboldened per the quote below
, and copied it with the Ctrl+Shift+C
hotkeys necessary for the add-on to capture the text and metadata.
The following is a paste (Ctrl+V) of the result:
QuoteURLText :: Add-ons for Firefox
Wed Mar 06 2013 12:11:33 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)
by Jay Palat
Quote URL text will copy selected text to the clipboard including Page Title, Location and copy date.
(The emboldened text is all that was selected/highlighted and copied from the webpage, the rest of the text in the quote is metadata.)
This is an incredibly useful feature, and something that I have needed for ages. I can get something like it with a conventional copy-and-paste (of the last clip copied) into OneNote
, which pastes the same text above thusly: (it picks up the HTML/RTF formatting also)
At the time of capture, CHS has access to the entire Clipboard contents - including the same text and metadata that QuoteURLText
pushes into the Clipboard text field.
I know that CHS picks up some of that metadata and stores it in other fields in its database, but that metadata in that form is relatively inaccessible - or only partly accessible - e.g., in limited fashion through "Additional actions on last clip" or as a CHS Paste Template
, but I am unsure as to whether that will be enough for what I want to be able to do.What I would like to be able to do is this:
1. Effectively make the add-on QuoteURLText
redundant, by incorporating its features into CHS, such that the features would work in any brand of browser
2. Have an option in CHS to enable/disable the capture of any text selected in a web browser
, in exactly the same way as QuoteURLText
3. When this feature is enabled and without
necessitating the use of special hotkeys, CHS would by default examine the metadata for the last clip in the Clipboard buffer and automatically detect/determine whether it contained browser metadata. If it did, then the contents (text) of the clip field in CHS would be updated with the metadata as text. Thus, a subsequent paste would paste the updated contents - e.g., as per the paste after using QuoteURLText
4. The new CHS feature, as well as being enabled/disabled as a default, would present options as to the order of metadata text in the paste of clip text saved.
5. Ideally, the metadata could include anything necessary so as to store in, and paste from saved clips all the metadata to perform a paste as in OneNote (see above) - which picks up the HTML/RTF and formatting also.
Could this feature be provided in CHS?
Hope this all makes sense.