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Is there an app that makes a more capable clipboard

I have Windows XP Pro, SP3.

I have some experience with Linux, mostly Fedora. One of the best things in it, to me, is the Clipboard. In Fedora (Fedora Core) anyway, the Clipboard is much more capable than in Windows. For instance: you can put any number of items in the Clipboard, you just highlight something and it automatically goes in to the Clipboard (you don't have to right click the highlighted area and click Copy) and the best thing of all, to me, is that the contents of the Clipboard are saved when you log off and are there again when you log on.

Is there an application that runs in Windows that does these things?



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In reply to: Is there an app that makes a more capable clipboard

Probably, but you'll have to seek it out. I can say that some of what you describe is the result of some app loading with the desktop environment. X11, the windowing environment used on Linux, does have the handy method of simply highlighting something, then middle clicking to paste it wherever, but unless the Xorg developers created some new persistent clipboard extension, it's some app run by GNOME or KDE doing the rest of what you describe.

I will say that generally speaking, any app that tries to supplement or supplant the Windows clipboard doesn't do a very good job of it. Just be warned.

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In pre-XP days

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I used a utility called Clipomatic20. It sat in the System Tray, and used the Print Screen button on the keyboard to capture the Desktop or selected areas. But I can't find it now.

There are a number of "Clipboard Utilities" available, and one I have found in is ScreenPrint32 from;

I haven't tried it myself, but it appears to do most if not all you need.


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The Yankee Clipper X (link only)

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Re: Clipboard...

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Thank you. YCIII does just what I want it to do, probably a lot more.

Roy O'Neill

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You could use the old Microsoft Clipstor and/or ClipTray ...

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which work fine in Win 2K and XP.

They were available in the Win98 Reskit on the installation CD and are still available on Microsoft's FTP site

Get these files and place them in your Windows Directory/Folder

Alternatively Clipstor also came in the NT Resource Kit and is simple to use as pressing the F1 key while it has focus pops up its help window.
This version can be downloaded here -
Scan before unzipping of course.

Cliptray may require OLEAUT32.DLL which should be in the system32 directory and/or in the same directory you place the CLIPTRAY.CNT, CLIPTRAY.EXE, and CLIPTRAY.HLP files into.

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