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Sometimes after I've been using TextExpander for a while I will type a snippet's shortcode, and it will insert the snippet in the wrong place. For example, I have a snippet to insert the php tags when I type pphp. When it works normally this is the outcome:


Last sentence was here. I'll press return, and at the
newline I will type pphp, which does this:


But when TextExpander starts acting up, then that same paragraph will end up looking like this:


Last sentence was here. I'll press return, and at the
newline I 

will type pphp, which does this:

If I relaunch the program it starts working fine again.

These are the preferences I have set. I've tried it both with and without the clipboard option and it does not seem to have an effect.

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Has anyone else had his problem and found a solution? I think even back in version 2 it would do this and I was hoping that when v3 came out it would have been fixed, but I've been suffering for a while now. I don't believe I have any other programs interfering with it.

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Contact their support. It's a commercial application. – Daniel Beck Jun 30 '11 at 3:38
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I switched over to Typinator and the same thing was happening. So, the problem appears to be Google Chrome / Chromium.

I haven't switched back to TextExpander, but the newest versions of Safari and Firefox are working fine with Typinator, and also the newest version of Google Chrome (beta) - but not Chromium, unfortunately.

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