How to make any text selection into a Stickie Note - Macenstein

How to make any text selection into a Stickie Note

Here’s something cool/useless I just picked up on Reddit, so I figured I would share the fruit of knowledge with you. Have you ever wanted to select a bit of text and immediately create a Stickie Note note out of it? No? Well, here’s how anyway!

Step 1: Select some text from your favorite website. We suggest Macenstein. (You can actually select text in ANY app, not just Safari).

Step 2: Press Command + Shift + Y

Step 3: Boom! There is no step 3!

So, why would you want to do this? I’m not sure. The person in the Reddit post was looking for a way to mimic the “Print Selection” feature they enjoyed as a Windows user. This work around allowed them to do just that by moving a text clipping into a Stickie Note, and then simply hitting Command +P to print.

9 Responses to “How to make any text selection into a Stickie Note”
  1. Thanks A lot it s a great shortcut , it will save me alot of time while taking notes etc . Thanks again .

  2. Winteregel says:

    Did you know that cmd + shift + L will open your selection in google? And that ctrl + cmd + D gives you the definition of the word you’re hovering over (doesn’t work everywhere though) ?

  3. Bill says:

    Sometimes when I read all these things, only one thought comes to mind… Did u guys just bought a copy of Missing Manual?
    There are so many more tips & tricks like all these…

  4. ArtOfWarfare says:

    These things work in any Cocoa based app, if I’m not mistaken.
    Oh, and the text has to either be or inherit from NSString. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think that’s what the requirements are. So if an app is java based or something, I don’t think it’ll work.

  5. Winteregel thanks for the new add ons . is there a any site where i can learn cool stuff like this for my mac . Thanks everyone.

  6. nev says:

    Just tried it – nothing happened ..

  7. Chris says:

    Am I the only person that uses stickies every day? Stickies and mail are the only two apps I’ve ever set to launch on login.

  8. jenny says:

    Doesn’t work for me either!

  9. Since Apple lets you install your own services (and assign keyboard shortcuts to them), somebody has a made a “print selection” service that you can download:

    If you go to system preferences, then keyboard, and keyboard shortcuts, you can select services from there and set a keyboard shortcut for the “print selection” service you just installed.

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