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Hi,

I'm a new omnifocus user, and I'm having a strange clipping problem. I've read the sticky thread, and it doesn't solve my issue. I am using the standard shortcut (control-option-c), but when I use this shortcut in any external program (tried safari, mail, and MS word) nothing at all happens. The only exception is in word, where the text I select is replaced with a little question block.

I've checked my keyboard preferences, and the omnifocus shortcuts appear and are checked.

Any suggestions?
 
Oh, I am using OS 10.6.2 and Omnifocus 1.7.5, if that helps.
And my shortcut is sticking, so I don't appear to be having the same problem as some other users.

Last edited by lksalkeld; 2010-01-21 at 02:10 PM..
 
Your shortcut isn't actually triggering OF. The behavior in Word is evidence of this, since you're just typing over the selected text there. I don't know about any "standard shortcuts", since I've been on OF since before clipping existed. You might try a different shortcut to see if you can avoid a conflict. I use Command-Shift-comma (i.e., Command-< on a US keyboard) for clipping without any trouble.
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Cheers,

Curt
 
Thanks for this. I changed my shortcut to command-.
Now the feature works for mac mail, but still does nothing in word or safari.
Any further hints?

Cheers,
Lindsay
 
Have you restarted those applications since changing/setting the shortcut? You have to do so for them to know about it.
 
In this case, Command-period is often used as a keyboard shortcut for the "Cancel" button in dialog boxes; depending on how each application handles keyboard events, they may not be passing them along to the services system for us to respond to, even if there isn't a dialog box open when you press it.

When you define the clipping shortcut in OmniFocus, does it appear next to the Send to OmniFocus menu item under the Services menu?

If the shortcut does appear there, it's set up correctly; basically, our services code has set up shop and is ready to accept events. Unfortunately, that doesn't guarantee we'll get them. We only get a chance to run that code on your selection if both the frontmost application and the services system in OS X send it along to us.

(I really need to update the sticky thread with a message that explains this; will do that tonight.)

In any case, if command-period is displaying in the menu item for the service, choosing another shortcut may work. For me, command-F6 gives a nice balance between "easy to trigger" and "unlikely to conflict with something else".

If the shortcut isn't showing up in the menu item at all, though, it's a different problem. If you contact the support ninjas, we'll be happy to help.
 
 


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