If you drag a browser text selection into Tinderbox the result depends on where the item is dropped:
- View pane:
- Onto the background (regardless of whether a note is selected). A new note is created with the dragged text. If there is more than one sentence it is used for the $Name of the note or the $Name is the whole drag-text. The whole dragged text is also used for the new note's $Text (source formatting is not retained). No $URL is set.
- Onto a note (regardless of whether a note is selected). The same occurs but the new note is added as a child of the dropped-upon note.
- Text pane:
- No note selected. The drop is not accepted.
- Text area of a selected note. The text is added to the $Text at the location of the cursor when dropped. The dropped text retains source style. There is no way to drop-and-match style. The source URL is used to set $URL; if $URL is already populated for that note it is left unchanged. Dropping content on the Displayed Attributes table of the note (if there is one) has no result.
If you need to shed the source (i.e. web page) text styling use Copy (⌘+C) then Paste-and-Match-Style.
When dragging a text selection into a Tinderbox view from Safari, Tinderbox sets the $URL of the new note to the URL of the page from which the text was copied.
See also dragging a browser URL onto Tinderbox.