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Author Topic: DONE: Recommend drag drop text util  (Read 2996 times)

ChippyLasticko

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DONE: Recommend drag drop text util
« on: August 29, 2006, 01:24:54 PM »
Anyone know of a utility (windows) where I can select some text and drag it to another location (input box) .. when I let go of the mouse button, it pastes that text to where I dropped it.

Essentially it's selecting and dragging text around (between applications) without having to hit CTRL-C, CTRL-V or deal wiht the actual copy-paste operation.

I want to select a line of text in notepad and drag that selected text into, for example, the input box in my browser for a google search.

Freeware/Shareware is preference. Thanks
« Last Edit: September 25, 2006, 02:31:25 PM by brotherS »

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Re: Recommend drag drop text util
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 09:04:20 PM »
what browser do you use?

dragking
http://www.donationc...m/Software/Skrommel/

can automatically copy mouse selection to clipboard and there is one extension in firefox that can search clipboard content with middlemouse click.
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Re: Recommend drag drop text util
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 11:52:38 PM »
Thanks. Does the trick!
(Firefox, btw)

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Re: Recommend drag drop text util
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 02:46:03 AM »
1) firstly you need to change your fireFox location bar search engine
from “I’m Lucky” search to general Google Search,

-. Type about:config in Firefox location bar and press Enter
-. Type keyword in Filter textbox and you will see only the preference keyword.URL.
-. Double-click on keyword.URL and change the value to:

http://www.google.co...Google+Search&q=

2) install tab browser preference
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/158/

check "load url from the clipboard on middle click"
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Re: Recommend drag drop text util
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2006, 08:55:42 AM »
actually.. I'm having a problem with DragKing.
It's a bit too anxious.  It's frequently copying things to the clipboard and I didn't even select any text!   (i.e. a dialog box opens up with an OK button and dragKing triggers, reporting that it copied the text to the clipboard)

this is happening a lot.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Recommend drag drop text util
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 07:02:10 PM »
no problem here with DragKing, i searched the forum and you appear to be the only one having this problem.

it could be other background programs interfering with DragKing's script, like anti-virus/spyware, try disable them one by one.
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