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How can I add text in another app to Caboodle via a keyboard shortcut?

Caboodle has a couple of handy commands in the Services menu for all apps that support it. A command to add text selected in another app to Caboodle as a new entry, and another to do the reverse.

Follow these simple steps to add a keyboard equivalent of your choice to the Add Entry with Selection command:

  1. Open the Keyboard & Mouse system preferences.
  2. Go to the Keyboard Shortcuts tab.
  3. Click the "+" below the list.
  4. Select Application: All Applications.
  5. Type Menu Title Add Entry with Selection (exact wording and case is important).
  6. Press Keyboard Shortcut Cmd-Option-Ctrl-C (or a shortcut of your choosing).
  7. Click Add.
  8. Launch a new application that supports Services.
  9. Select some text, press Cmd-Option-Ctrl-C, and it appears as a new entry in Caboodle.

Note: the new keyboard shortcut won't show up in applications that are already running until after you quit and re-launch them.