The following was submitted for posting by a regular JLog reader. It addresses compatibility issues with the EverNote 2.2 clipper button. The purpose of the workaround is to be able to paste directly to EverNote as was possible in earlier browser versions.
I haven’t tried it yet. Please report back if you do. I have installed click.to and it looks simple enough to work with. Even if you’re not interested in EverNote 2.2, click.to is a fascinating and useful tool.
I have taken three independent thoughts to allow me to use EverNote 2.2 in any application that can copy to the Clipboard including Firefox 9.0.
First was Anita’s comments about CTRL-ALT-V option in EverNote.
The problem was that EverNote needed to be open to paste the Clipboard.
Yes, you’re welcome. I was desperate to get this to work. I’ve been using EverNote 2.x for some years now, both at home and at work. A couple of things I discovered during my experimentation:
a) You have to have EverNote running, first – but you don’t need to switch to it at any time.
b) You have to have the CTRL-ALT-V option checked in the Tape Option settings as I mentioned
in my previous post
c) This functionality appears to work in ANY application, not just Firefox, so…
selection + copy + CTRL-ALT-V will copy ANYTHING into EverNote
As Rebecca mentions below, this isn’t as one-click easy as using the web clipper, but at least we don’t have to lose the functionality.
Second, I ran across an program which could send a copy of the Clipboard to an application called click.to.
I needed a way of automatically connecting these two thoughts with a third one.
Third, I wrote two AutoHotKey scripts to solve this problem.
One is evernote.ahk.
(Right click and ‘Save Link As’ or ‘Save Target As’ to download.)
I wrote a second script that would paste the Clipboard and stay open called evernote (paste).ahk
There was a small problem of click.to only opening .exe files and not .ahk.
I copied the .ahk and created .exe files to get click.to to accept the path.
Then I edited it back to .ahk inside of click.to. (see below)