Sorry for the long delay on replying. Thanks for answering.
Actually, I do think it's to much work.
I see no reason CHS couldn't push the modified clip back onto the clipboard automatically. It is, however, a departure from how it works now and presumably since the beginning of time(?) so it seems like a perfect candidate for a Options setting - Update Clipboard with Modified Clips, or some such, and off by default. I would turn it on immediately. My thinking is, if I went in there to reformat the text, I probably want to do something with it right away, like oh, I don't know... paste it?
And thanks for the usage lesson. I get that you envisioned the use of the Ctrl+Alt+Q as the preferred/primary interface, but I've always used the main CHS window, and used the similar window in ClipMate for all the years I used it, too. I will, however, try to use the Ctrl+Alt+Q interface a bit more and see if it suits my workflow any better.