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6.1   Capture key

You can always import into EagleFiler using Import URLs…, Import Files…, or drag and drop. However, if you are already viewing the information that you want import, it’s much easier to just press the capture key.

capture key

When you press the capture key, EagleFiler automatically determines what you’re currently viewing (or what you have selected) and imports it into the current library. If no library is currently open, EagleFiler opens the Capture with options window so that you can pick a library.

Note: The first time you press the capture key, you may need to give EagleFiler Automation access.

There are many applications that support capture. EagleFiler will play a camera sound, bounce its Dock icon once, and show a camera icon in its Dock tile to let you know that the capture has started. When it’s finished, if you have Growl installed, you’ll see a notification bubble.

By default, the capture key is F1. If you have a notebook or an aluminum Apple keyboard, you’ll need to hold the fn key to type F1 unless you’ve checked Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys in the Keyboard & Mouse preferences pane or are using FunctionFlip. If you have a Microsoft keyboard, you may need to check the position of the Fn Lock key. You can also change the capture key to a different key or key combination if you prefer.

If you’d rather import just the selected text instead of the entire Web page or document, you can use drag and drop or the EagleFiler: Import service (⌘!) instead of the capture key.

EagleFiler must be running in order for the capture key to work. Thus, you may wish to add EagleFiler to your Login Items in the Accounts pane of System Preferences. You can easily do this by clicking on the EagleFiler icon in the Dock and choosing Open at Login.

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