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Tutorials? How to do simple text replacements?

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Matt Warren
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This is obviously very powerful software. However, I'm confounded by the lack of tutorials. I want to really dive in and learn this thing. If somebody asked me "What do you want to know?" I would answer "Everything." The current documentation assumes an engineer's mentality and provides no easy way for me to get my head around just how I can do what the features list this software can do.

And it's not clear that I can actually do some of the things I think I can. For instance: I've wanted to use this program to replace AutoHotKey since I barely use what that program can do (and am much more likely to use this one instead). It's not clear to me if I can replace a typed string (such as "acct#") with a replacement string (such as "12345"). I know I can replace that first string with a replacement on the clipboard - but is there a way that CF can paste it (I can find an action for that).

As for learning, here's a question to add onto this: I'm looking through these forums for links. Are there any must-read links that aren't stickied?

Thanks in advance.
May 25, 2020  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You can do this, yep! Here are the steps:

  • On the Settings > Triggers tab, click Add > Text Replace
  • Enter the text you want to find, and the text you want to replace it with
  • Click OK, then OK again
  • Test it out

Hope that helps!
May 26, 2020  • #2
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Matt Warren
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I can replace the text on the clipboard just fine. But I've yet to determine if I can instruct ClipBoard fusion to also paste this replaced text.

I had assumed a function within the Trigger itself or, perhaps, as is more likely: a macro. And in that case, it could just be that I don't know the macro system at all.
May 26, 2020  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ah yep, that's interesting! I'm actually surprised nobody has requested this before, it's a great idea. I'll add a feature request to our list for an option in the Trigger rules to paste the clipboard when done.

In the meantime, you can indeed do this with a Macro. I've attached one that you can import on the Settings > Macros tab. After importing it, give it a key combination and then you can copy the text, run the Macro, and it will do the replacement and paste.

Hope that helps!
• Attachment: Replace Text and Paste.cfmacro [4,200 bytes]
May 27, 2020  • #4
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Matt Warren
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It's a bit slow, but it will do for some edge-case scenarios. Thanks very much!
May 29, 2020  • #5
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