Ever copied something to the clipboard and lost it? Use a clipboard manager! (clipboard history app)

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It just happened to me (for the umpteenth time). I had written a reply in the quick reply box and I wanted to move it to a standard reply in order to use the link insert button. However, I inadvertenly used Ctrl+C again and my original text was lost.

I thought, I had enough of this. I will find a solution. And here it is:

3D Clipboard allows you to store multiple items in your clipboard at once. It supports text and images. As soon as you copy something to your clipboard, 3D Clipboard will add this item to its menu.

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Installing 3D Clipboard is very easy. Just unzip the distribution file into a directory of your choice.  If you want 3D Clipboard to start automatically, just make a shortcut in your Startup group.

Un-installation

To un-install 3D Clipboard (now why would you want to do that?), simply delete the directory where you installed it. (assuming there's no other files in there).  3D Clipboard does not make any registry entries or create any files.

What it does

3D Clipboard allows you to store multiple items in your clipboard at once. Currently, it only supports text, but it will eventually support other formats as well (such as images).  As soon as you copy something to your clipboard, 3D Clipboard will add this item to its menu.

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Well, 3D Clipboard is a very simple program.  It adds an icon of a paperclip to your tray area next to your clock.  If you click the paperclip, it will display a popup menu of items in your clipboard.  The item with a check next to it is the currently selected item.  To select a different item, just click it.  If you copy something into your clipboard that 3D Clipboard does not recognize (such as an image or a file), there won't be a check next to any items.  Images will still work, but if you copy something over an image, you won't be able to go back to it.

Another free application is clipboard magic.

The problem with both of these, is that the way they handle non latin text. For example, Greek text is stored as extended ASCII [ÕðïøéÜæåôáé êÜðïéïò ðùò ç ãõíáßêá ôïõ ôïí áðáôÜ] (which you can still restore by referring to this tip or using the Greek gibberish converter I created for this task).

They both support Unicode now. Some more clipboard managers:

Ditto clipboard manager
ArsClip
ClipX
CLCL
copyq
Clipjump
Clipboard Manager
Clipmate (commercial)
« Last Edit: 19 May, 2018, 11:05:13 by spiros »


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Next Windows version to offer clipboard history functionality:

A better way to copy paste. Simply press WIN+V to access our brand-new clipboard experience. Now you can paste from a clipboard history and pin the items you find yourself using all the time. Access your clipboard across any PC running Build 17666 or higher.6 (Build 17666)

Copy paste – it’s something we all do, probably multiple times a day. But what do you do if you need to copy the same few things again and again? How do you copy content across your devices? Today we’re addressing that and taking the clipboard to the next level – simply press WIN+V and you’ll be presented with our brand-new clipboard experience!

Not only can you can paste from the clipboard history, but you can also pin the items you find yourself using all the time. This history is roamed using the same technology which powers Timeline and Sets, which means you can access your clipboard across any PC with this build of Windows or higher.

Our new settings page for enabling this experience is under Settings > System > Clipboard – please try this out and share feedback! This link will open the Feedback Hub to where you can tell us about your experience and what you’d like to see next.

Note: Roamed text on the clipboard is only supported for clipboard content less than 100kb. Currently, the clipboard history supports plain text, HTML and image less than 1MB.

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666 - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog
« Last Edit: 19 May, 2018, 11:10:29 by spiros »



 

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