Clippings  » quick start guide

This is a brief guide to using Clippings for Firefox and Thunderbird. The information presented here applies to Clippings version 5.

Creating a New Clipping

There are several ways to create a clipping item:

  1. From a text box or browser content area in Firefox. Select the text you want, then right-click and choose Clippings → New From Selection.   Hint: If you want the entire contents of a text box, you do not need to select it. Just right-click and choose Clippings → New.
  2. Screen shot of creating a new clipping from selected text in Firefox.
    Creating a new clipping from selected text in Firefox
  3. From the message compose window in Thunderbird. Select the desired text, then right-click and choose Clippings → New From Selection.

  4. Using drag 'n drop. Select the desired text, then drag it to the Clippings toolbar button in Firefox. On Thunderbird, drag it to the Clippings status bar icon.
    Hint: You can also drag and drop text into the tree list in Clippings Manager (see Managing Clippings below).
  5. Image of Clippings toolbar button.
    Drag 'n drop to the toolbar button in Firefox.
    Image of Clippings status bar icon.
    In Thunderbird, drag 'n drop to status bar icon.

  6. Create a clipping from clipboard contents. Open Clippings Manager, then click Tools → New From Clipboard.

Pasting a Clipping

In Firefox, to paste a clipping into a text box on a web page, right-click on the text box and choose the clipping to paste from the Clippings submenu.

Screen shot of Clippings menu in Firefox
Pasting a Clippings entry into a blog editor.

In Thunderbird, right-click on the body of the message composition window:

Screen shot of Clippings menu in Mozilla Thunderbird
Pasting a clipping in Mozilla Thunderbird.

Managing Clippings

Use Clippings Manager to edit, rename or delete clippings, or organize your clippings collection into folders. You can also import or export your clippings from Clippings Manager.

To invoke Clippings Manager, do one of the following:

Screen shot of Clippings Manager window
The Clippings Manager window.

Hint: Editing actions such a renaming or modifying clipping contents take effect immediately. To reverse an edit, rename, delete or move operation, click the Undo button. You can reverse an undo by pressing F2.


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