Clip Manager 4:Browser List

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What is the Browser List?

The Browser List allows you to browse to your file, history or snippets clip..

Where to find?

You can find the Browser List on the left side of the main window.

You can hide or unhide the Clip Browser: Menu > View > Show Browser List (⌘2)

Where to find the Clip Browser

Browser Buttons

In the bottom-left corner of the main window, you find the browser buttons.

The browser buttons allows you to do actions in the browser list or set some important preferences.


Browser Buttons

Browser

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This part contains the folders where Clip Manager can store the file clips.

The root of this folder can be set in the preferences > advanced.

By default creates the folder "Clip Manager Clips" in the documents folder of the user.

Drag and drop

The folder area of the browser supports a couple of drag and drop actions.

  • You can drag a folder from the browser list to a folder to move or copy a folder.
  • You can drag a folder outside Clip Manager to the Finder to move or copy the folder.
  • You can drag a folder from the Finder to the Clip Manager browser to move or copy the folder.
  • You can drag any kind of Clip in Clip Manager to a folder to move, create of copy the clip. These include:
    • The current loaded clip (from the icon in the Clip Info)
    • The current selection in the Clip View
    • Any file from the Clip List
  • You can drag any kind of Clip from the Finder or other app into a folder to move or copy the clip.

Contextual Menu

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Command Description
New Folder Create a new folder.
Reveal Reveal the folder in the Finder.
Duplicate Duplicate the current folder.
Make Alias Make alias of the current folder.
Move Folder To Trash Move the current folder to the trash.
Rename Rename the current folder.
Refresh Refresh the list. In rare occasions you will need this. When a folder has been changed outside Clip Manager, Clip Manager is notified by the operating system.

History

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History contains all clips that are captured in the background, if the option "Record Clip History" is on. The history part of the browser contains a couple of pre-defined smart folders:

Smart folder Description
Favorites Contains all history clips marked as favorite.
Today Contains all history clips recorded today.
Yesterday Contains all history clips recorded yesterday.
Past week Contains all history clips recorded past week.
Layout elements Contains XMLO history clips. (Layout elements)
Tables Contains XMTB history clips. (Tables)
Fields Contains XMFD history clips. (Fields)
Scripts Contains XMSC history clips. (Scripts)
Script Steps Contains XMSS history clips. (Script Steps)
Custom Functions Contains XMFN history clips. (Custom Functions)

Badges

On the right side of the smart folder, you may find a badge with a number.

This number indicates how many unopened/unread history clips are in this folder.

In the preferences you can decide if Clip Manager should mark all unread clips as read when closing the application.

The number of unread history clips will also be displayed in the dock icon.

Drag and drop

The history area of the browser supports a couple of drag and drop actions, but you can only drag a clip to the history folders and never to the smart folders.

  • You can drag any kind of Clip in Clip Manager to move, create of copy the clip. These include:
    • The current loaded clip (from the icon in the Clip Info)
    • The current selection in the Clip View
    • Any file from the Clip List
  • You can drag any kind of Clip from the Finder or other app to copy the clip to the history database.

Clip History database

The clips are stored in an SQLite database and can be found in at /~user/Library/Application Support/myFMbutler/Clip Manager 4/ClipManagerClipDB.

If for one or other rare reason this database should become corrupt, you can remove it. Clip Manager will automatically create a new empty database at start-up.

Note: Clip Manager 3 contains a build-in feature to backup this database. This is no longer the case with Clip Manager 4. We recommend you backup this database with backup tools like Time Machine.

Snippets

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Some clips you are using over and over again, think of custom functions, a template for a new table or script, nice buttons or a nice designed layout template ... These clips can now be stored in the new Snippets Section. These snippets can be directly accessed from the Clip Manager Status menu and can be used everywhere in your FileMaker Development without switching to and opening the clip in Clip Manager.

Use the snippets section to organize your snippets.

Note: In the current version of Clip Manager you can create folders one level deep.

Drag and drop

The snippets area of the browser supports a couple of drag and drop actions.

  • You can drag any kind of Clip in Clip Manager to move, create of copy the clip. These include:
    • The current loaded clip (from the icon in the Clip Info)
    • The current selection in the Clip View
    • Any file from the Clip List
  • You can drag any kind of Clip from the Finder or other app to copy the clip.

Contextual Menu

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Command Description
New Folder Create a new folder at the root of snippets.
Move Folder To Trash Delete the current folder and it's content.
Rename Rename the current folder.
Refresh Refresh the list. In rare occasions you will need this.

Snippets database

The clips are stored in an SQLite database and can be found in at /~user/Library/Application Support/myFMbutler/Clip Manager 4/snippetsDB.

If for one or other rare reason this database should become corrupt, you can remove it. Clip Manager will automatically create a new empty database at start-up.

Note: We recommend you backup this database with backup tools like Time Machine.

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