TextFridge V1.2

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I. Brief description

II. All (or almost all) in two pictures
Main Window
Edition Window

III. List of functionalities (How to...)
Put a text in TextFridge, Get a text from TextFridge
Use the clipboard icon in the main window
Open the Edition Window of a line or of a color
Choose a title for a line
Set the color of a line, Set the default color of all the lines, Change a color
Create a label line with white background
Remove a line, Remove all the lines
Lock/unlock a color
Change the order of the lines or of the colored squares
Adjust window height
Undo an operation
Set the visibility
Import/Export TextFridge Data New !
Show TextFridge Help

IV. Some tips
About visibility Recommended reading!
Advices for a comfortable use of TextFridge Recommended reading!
Clipboard
TextOnTrays

I. Brief description

TextFridge is a small utility which allows you to store lots of texts that you often need to write.
You can store up to 150 texts (25 for each colored square).

To put a text in TextFridge, select it in its own application and just drop it on a line of TextFridge.
Conversely, to use a text stored in TextFridge, just click on its line and drag it to the place where you want to write it.

The Edition Window of a line (double-click on that line to open it), offers more functionalities:
Modify the text or the title of the line (the text that vill be dragged to another place and the title that appears in the main window may be different), set the color of the line (grey, colored or customized)...

The Edition Window of a color (double-click on its square to open it), allows you to modify the colors, to lock or unlock that color, to remove all the lines...

Most of these actions are also available in contextual menus (right-click on a colored square or on a line).

It is possible to make the main window of the application completely invisible and make it appear only when the ⌥ and ⌘ keys are both kept down.

II. All (or almost all) in two pictures

Main Window

Edition Window

III. List of functionalities (How to...)

Put a text in TextFridge
There are two methods:
- Drag the text to the window and drop it on the line you want.
- Double-click on a line (or where you want to create a line), and fill the Edition Window that appears.

Get a text from TextFridge
Click on a line and drag to the place where you want to write the text.

Use the clipboard icon in the main window
This icon at the bottom of the main window allows to drag and drop texts from/to macOS clipboard.
- If it is difficult to drag a text to a line, you can copy it (⌘ C) and then drag it from the icon to the line.
- if you have to write the content of a line several times in succession, you can put it in macOS clipboard: Just drag the line to the icon.

Open the Edition Window of a line or of a color
There are two methods:
- Double-click on the line (or where you want to create it) or on the colored square.
- Use the contextual menu of the line (right-click on this line) or of the color (right-click colored square).

Choose a title for a line
Fill the upper left field of the Edition Window.

Set the color of a line
There are two methods:
- Use the contextual menu of the line (right-click on this line).
- In the Edition Window of that line, click on one of the two small squares (colored or grey) at the top or click on + to choose a custom color.
Note: This choice is only available when the text of the line is not empty.

Set the default color of all the lines
Use the contextual menu of the corresponding colored square (right-click on that square) or use the Edition window of that color.

Change a color
Use the Edition window of that color.

Create a label line with white background
In the Edition of that line, enter a title but let the text field empty.

Remove a line
There are several methods:
- Place the cursor over that line and press the delete key.
- Use the contextual menu or the Edition window of that line.

Remove all the lines
Use the contextual menu of the corresponding colored square (right-click on that square) or use the Edition window of that color.

Lock/unlock a color
There are many methods:
- Click on the padlock in the main window or in the Edition window of the color or in the Edition window of any line.
- Use the contextual menu of the corresponding colored square (right-click on that square) or use the contextual menu of any line.
When a color is locked, it is impossible to modify it. It is impossible to move, remove or modify (title, text or color) any line.
If you try to drop a new text on a locked color, a black square with a closed padlock appears. Tip: You can unlock (without releasing the text) by holding the text over the closed padlock for 2.5 seconds.

Change the order of the lines or of the colored squares
To change the order of the lines, click on a line, drag it, and release it inside the main window.
(To move a line to an other color, hold it over the corresponding colored square for half a second.)
To change the order of the colored squares, use the same method.

Adjust window height
You can modify the height of the main window manually.
To automatically adjust it to the non-empty lines, click on ↨ at the bottom of the main window (not visible when the height is adjusted).
Tip: Dragging a text (or a line) and holding it over the bottom of the main window for half a second automatically adds a line.

Undo an operation
Click on Undo at the bottom of the main window or use the Edition menu if available.
This option is only available after removing a line, removing all the lines or dropping a text on a non-empty line. It disappears at the next change.

Set the visibility
Click on Visibility at the bottom of the main window.

Import/Export TextFridge Data New !
Of course, application data is automatically saved on your computer. But it is also possible, to export this data (for example to iCloud Drive or to Dropbox) and then import it to another computer.
- To export data, click on the Import/Export icon at the bottom of the window. Select Export Data and choose a folder.
Data is copied in that folder as a file named TextFridgeData.
Textfridge stores that location.
- To import data, click on the Import/Export icon at the bottom of the window. Select Import Data and choose a folder containing a file named TextFridgeData.
You can undo the operation, but only until the next change in TextFridge.
An alternative way to import data is to manually drop a TextFridgeData file on the main window of the application.

Show TextFridge Help
Click on ? at the bottom of the main window or use the Help menu if available.

IV. Some tips

About visibility Recommended reading!
The main window of TextFridge being constantly visible, must be as unobtrusive as possible.
It is already rather small, but you can choose to make it completely invisible: then, it appears only when the “alt” and “cmd” keys (⌥ and ⌘) are both kept down.
So, you can make the main window of the application visible just long enough to drop a text on a line or to take one of its texts.
A click on Visibility opens a window where you can choose this option. Besides, an option allows you to change this choice directly from the main window.

Advices for a comfortable use of TextFridge Recommended reading!
Suggestion:
- In the main window, click on Visibility.
- In the window that appears, choose visible only when… then check This choice can be changed....
- Press the mouse button on the icon of the application in the dock and select Options/Open at Login.
In this way, TextFridge is always available as soon as both keys are pressed.
To keep the main window visible, double-click on visibility.
Avoid closing the application: prefer to double-click on visibility to make it invisible.

Clipboard
TextFridge's drag-and-drop can be a substitute for copy-and-paste and this application can be used as a kind of multi-clipboard (for texts only).
One of the colors can be kept empty for this use.

TextOnTrays
TextOnTrays's users can import data from that rather old software. Here is the procedure to follow:
- Open Textfridge.
- Back to the Finder, keep down the alt key (⌥) and open the Go menu.
- Choose Library.
- Open the Preferences folder.
- Look for a file named TextOnTraysPrefs or TextOnTrays2Prefs (according to your version of TextOnTrays), drag that file and drop it on TextFridge's window.
TextFridge Data is replaced by TextOnTrays data. (You can undo the operation, but only until the next change in TextFridge.)