Help & Tips

How do placeholders work?
When creating a new text expansion in QuickKey, you can place three question marks ??? at any point in the text to use as a placeholder variable. QuickKey will then prompt you for the text to replace the ??? with. For example, if you put “Dear ???” in a text expansion, QuickKey will prompt you to replace the ??? with the text of your choice. You can enter what you want (i.e. “Susan”) and then the expanded text will be inserted as “Dear Susan”.

What are QuickKey’s keyboard shortcuts?
QuickKey allows you to do most actions with a keyboard shortcut. The recommended shortcut to bring up the snippet entry window is Command – K, but you can assign whatever shortcut you want.

From there, you can get to the snippet management window or close the window:
Command – M: Open snippet management window
Escape: Close the snippet entry window

In the snippet management window, you can use the following shortcuts:
Tab: Switch between fields.
Command – N: Create a new snippet.
Command – E: Edit the selected snippet.
Command – S or Return: Save the snippet you are editing.

How do I get my text expansions to automatically insert?
To automatically insert your text expansions, you need to download the free QuickKey Extension here.

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