With the addition of placeholders to Snippet Pixie 1.2 I think it’s a good time to concentrate on getting Snippet Pixie working well as a Snap, and I’d really appreciate some help with testing and getting around some issues I’m seeing.
It can be installed from the beta channel with…
sudo snap install snippetpixie --beta
What Is Snippet Pixie?
Save your often used text snippets and then expand them whenever you type their abbreviation.
For example:- “spr`” expands to “Snippet Pixie rules!”
- Date/Time: Insert the current or calculated date/time with configurable format.
- Clipboard: Insert the text contents of the clipboard.
- Snippets: Insert snippets in your snippets!
- Cursor: Set where the cursor should end up after the snippet has expanded.
All placeholders are delimited (wrapped) by “$$”, with the placeholder name starting with an “@” symbol. For example, today’s date can be inserted with “$$@date$$”.
There’s more info in the GitHub README: https://github.com/bytepixie/snippetpixie
It works, but …
Snippet Pixie relies on accessibility features to work, in particular AT-SPI, which is usually available on popular desktop Linux distributions.
Things like Text Editor work fine, it seems to allow access via AT-SPI, but others aren’t playing ball.
I’m struggling to find information on how to get applications like LibreOffice Writer to allow Snippet Pixie to work with it. I’m seeing a lot of “denied” in the usual logs. Whereas the .deb works with Writer (when
libreoffice-gtk3 is installed).
I’m trying to avoid needing classic confinement.