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:
- 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.
- From the message compose window in Thunderbird. Select the desired text, then right-click and choose Clippings → New From Selection.
- 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).
- 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.
In Thunderbird, right-click on the body of the message composition window:
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:
- Click on the Clippings toolbar button (in Thunderbird, double-click on the Clippings status bar icon); OR,
- Right-click on a text box (in Thunderbird, right-click on the body of the message composition window) and choose Clippings → Organize Clippings.
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.