Quicksilver Tip

, Feb 3, 2006

Quicksilver is an insanely great Mac OS X utility that you will only be able to appreciate if you’ve tried it out yourself (or seen someone else demo it, if you are unlucky enough to use an inferior operating system). This is a feature I was unaware of:

For those of you who haven’t seen The Light, you can now (again) select virtually any kind of thing on your Mac — including text strings, URLs, Finder selections and so on — and “send” it to Quicksilver by hitting “CMD-Escape“. On the face of it, this sounds like a fairly modest functional addition, but, dang, is it ever powerful in practice. It’s the primary and easiest way to pass virtually anything into Quicksilver, from where you can then do — well — practically anything, as we’ve seen.

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