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how to modify selected text and not to assign it to the clipboard


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As mentioned in Andrew's second screenshot, Alfred always copies the selected text to the clipboard. I think even when you use the "Restore previous clipboard item" option, the selected text will still be in your clipboard history. 

 

The "Mark item as transient" option only makes it so the modified text doesn't show up in the clipboard history as well. 

Edited by Tsunami
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Then you either haven't checked all the options described above, or you have some other software altering your clipboard.

 

There is no way to do this without using the clipboard. That is the only way Alfred can get the current selection.

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I got it,thank you.

 

I think Apple Script it's a way.

 

 

I still hope that the clipboard does not copy selected text. This is very annoying, or provides an option before recovery

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1 hour ago, Alan He said:

I still hope that the clipboard does not copy selected text. This is very annoying, or provides an option before recovery

 

It sounds like you are doing something wrong. It does not work the way you describe when it is configured correctly.

 

1 hour ago, Alan He said:

I think Apple Script it's a way.

 

Unless you only need it to work in a specific application with very good AppleScript support, you still need to use the clipboard to get the current selection.

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