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Author Topic: Question about "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu  (Read 2074 times)

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Question about "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu
« on: October 05, 2014, 07:20:46 AM »
Hi Mouser

[Feature] Added "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu.

Cud you enlighten this a bit?

I assumed..(!) only that the working procedure would be something like:
select text
ctrl-c (send to clipboard)
rightclick taskbar item
Add to note clip

Then the copied text would show up there.
With me the box remains empty.

But then again, I am just guessing!

oh, maybe as a further enhancement: (if the text is from a website) the source url is -optionally- added.

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a little later... just think of it:
when it is from a website, then add an option to automatically save / add it to a folder named after the domainname?
and website title page?
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« Last Edit: October 05, 2014, 07:41:39 AM by dcwul62 »

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Re: Question about "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 09:53:12 AM »
The Add Note feature is something that has always been in CHS, it's just normally triggered with a hotkey (see hotkey tab).
It's a way to quickly add a hand written note to the database to the group of your choice.
So you're not meant to use the clipboard at all in such a case.

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Re: Question about "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 10:09:45 AM »
@ dcwul62: I am unsure whether you already know this, but with CHS you don't really need to collect clips into a folder the way you seem to be suggesting.
When you make a clip from a website, the metadata that CHS captures with it (optionally) includes the URL, which it writes into the "Notes" field (is actually the Description field) in the CHS main display pane. You can thus at any time create an SQL search filter for any specific string in the URL. So you could filter all the clips from a specified domain, then export all the clips, or merge them into one clip and export that.
In the example below, I just now created an SQL filter for the domain "donationcoder.com", which instantly displays all the clips from that domain that are in my CHS clip database:

CHS - using SQL filter for a domain.pngQuestion about "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu


Is that the sort of thing you might be able to use?

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Re: Question about "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 10:20:56 AM »
And don't forget you can also use the quick search box at the top to filter the clips you want and then drag and drop them into a different group.

In fact you've given me a good great idea to make a new item in the right-click grid menu to help you to make a new VIRTUAL FOLDER group with just the searched for clips -- i think that will help people use the virtual folder idea.  Working on that now..
« Last Edit: October 05, 2014, 11:30:47 AM by mouser »

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Re: Question about "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 11:24:05 AM »
The conclusion is that CHS is an amazing tool, it really is. </random praise>

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Re: Question about "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 12:39:48 PM »
Yeah, well, the virtual folders/SQL filters are a pretty useful (if not powerful) combination. I was blown away when I realised they were there and started to learn how to use them. I guess it's a hang-on from @mouser's stated original idea of developing a PIM, but then later narrowing it down to becoming just a clipboard manager.

Similar to NoteFrog, which has some nifty search and saved search ideas incorporated into its design. I discovered that it even had a kind of internal hyperlinking, but when I commented on it in a ß test I was told they didn't realise it was there and they disabled it as it was "dangerous" or something, and was not intended in the design.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2014, 12:46:17 PM by IainB »

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Re: Question about "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 11:34:20 PM »
The Add Note feature is something that has always been in CHS, it's just normally triggered with a hotkey (see hotkey tab).
It's a way to quickly add a hand written note to the database to the group of your choice.
So you're not meant to use the clipboard at all in such a case.


Ooops!  :-[
Please accept my apologies....
(wished I hadn't posted it)

Frankly, I've never known it was there/never used it.

I simply updated CHS to the latest version, then looked at release notes, noticed this [added] feature and wrongly supposed it was indeed new.

tsk tsk tsk ...
Then, on top and making things even worse, thought I came up with something new.. ai!
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Re: Question about "Add note" to right-click CHS tray menu
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 12:18:10 AM »
@IainB - Many thanks indeed for your reply/suggestion.

Have added 'Notes' to the columns, which definitely is very handy!  :Thmbsup:

As said, sofar I have been using CHS pretty much default, except for minor changes to its settings, like color.
Color settings are about the same as yours by the way: Tree: RGB 255 255 192  - List: 192 255 192 - Preview: 192 255 255.

Sofar the My Notes-thing, well, I haven't paid attention to it.

The rough idea I had was a kind of semi-automated 'filing' of clips taken, with a minimum of manual input, whilst using -optional- settings.
In my example browser clips would -(tag) optionally- be sent to a subfolder named after the domain
or (tag)optionally be sent named after source
and similarly titled (Excerpt) as in the main window.

One could even think of adding a new group (subfolder) under the created/existing folder.

e.g.
\My Notes
...........\DonationCoder  (domainname, tagged option, see above)
.....................\About My Notes (manual input, specifically about this item only)

This, a little with Outlook Notes in mind.
I donot use Notes - one needs to use special plugins to make it work when creating notes from browsers not being Internet Explorer.

One may indeed be using SQL, but as for me and no offense meant,
(I have high respect for those who are familiar with SQL, really I do)
I am afraid, I prefer not to go that way. It is too complicated.

Yes, sure, for guys like you, familiar with SQL, this may be a piece of cake.

I prefer to have things more -say-  GUI-driven.

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