[TxMt] Feature Request: Copy the content of a tooltip into the clipboard

Pedro Melo melo at simplicidade.org
Thu May 29 13:20:41 UTC 2008


On May 29, 2008, at 12:15 PM, Hans-Joerg Bibiko wrote:
> On 29 May 2008, at 12:56, Allan Odgaard wrote:
>> On 29 May 2008, at 09:46, Hans-Joerg Bibiko wrote:
>>> [ copy contents of tool tip ]
>>> Of course, to find a proper key/mouse event could be a bit  
>>> tricky. All key events are bound to text document except for ESC.  
>>> Thus my question is: Does anyone have an idea?
>> I think finding a gesture to use, while the tool tip is showing,  
>> is difficult because tool tips are very elusive and do not respond  
>> to regular events (and if they did, they would often interfere).
>> Perhaps an easier approach is to just have alternative commands.
>> We already have ⌃⇧P → Show Scope (as tool tip) and  
>> ⌃⇧⌘P → Copy Scope (to clipboard).
>> One could do similar for the statistics command.
> Well, this would work for specific commands, but I asked for a  
> general approach. Sometimes it would be nice to have the message of  
> any command shown as tool tip in the clipboard etc.
> OK. I know to find an event for this is very difficult.
> But how about an option in TM's preference:
> "Write the content of any tool tip to /tmp/TM_tooltip.txt"

Better yet: use a named PasteBoard. See




for more details. TextMate could send the tooltip text to the  
com.macromates.textmate.tooltip-pb and then have a Ctrl-Cmd-V or  
something to paste it.

Best regards,
Pedro Melo
Blog: http://www.simplicidade.org/notes/
XMPP ID: melo at simplicidade.org

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