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Author Topic: Clipboard program help/recommendations  (Read 3678 times)

Cloq

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Clipboard program help/recommendations
« on: February 17, 2009, 11:37:32 AM »
Is there a clipboard program that saves to a database, auto groups (based on keyword groups you make in the program) whatever you cut/copy and allows the clips to be a part of multiple groups based on the content?

example:

clip copied: http://fileforum.bet...aMonkey/1004522272/1

keyword groups made in program x: fileforum and MediaMonkey

clip should be a "member" of both keyword groups so if I click on either group I should see it.

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Re: Clipboard program help/recommendations
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 03:34:44 PM »
you could actually do this with my Clipboard Help and Spell by making virtual groups and using some custom sql.  not the most documented thing though.  you could probably do it with clipmate as well i'm guessing.

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Re: Clipboard program help/recommendations
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 04:31:41 PM »
I was looking at Clipboard Help and Spell earlier. I will have to play around with it.
Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Clipboard program help/recommendations
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 04:46:56 PM »
Keep in mind this is a largely unused and undocumented feature in CHS, but here is how you would do it:
Create a new clip group, then edit it.
Then check the sql box and use text like this:
(ClipText LIKE '%fileforum%') OR (ClipText LIKE '%MediaMonkey%' )

You could add more conditions, like matching on the application name (table column name = Application).

And you might want to add the condition:
AND NOT (IsInRecyleBin)

to avoid matching items in the recycle bin.

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As i said this is a not-very-supported feature which is annoying to use sometimes because when the sql is invalid it throws up a bunch of errors you have to click to ignore and then go back and re-edit.  But it does work.

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Re: Clipboard program help/recommendations
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 06:01:44 AM »
I think ClipMagic can do what you want:

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What is ClipMagic ?

ClipMagic is a powerful Clipboard Extender and Information Manager for storing Images and Text, either automatically or manually in a categorised format, with details of the URL if the text is from an Internet site.

I tried it for a while, but found I didn't really use the auto-category feature.  I went back to ArsClip and CHS for general use.

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Re: Clipboard program help/recommendations
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 09:00:54 AM »
Cloq - what a great idea! I'd love to have this functionality. I have Clipmate 7 installed, but have not "discovered" this capability within it - will dig around the help files, user manual, and forum and see if it is already part of the feature set (if it is, it is not immediately obvious from the menu)...
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Re: Clipboard program help/recommendations
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 09:10:49 AM »
Just checked the Clipmate forum and note that inbound clip filtering is currently under development. I'm guessing this will be a feature added to version 8...
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Re: Clipboard program help/recommendations
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009, 06:38:27 PM »
@rjbull

Will look into clipmagic.. Thanks.

*update*

Very nice find rjbull! :Thmbsup:

I managed to figure out most of the common fuctions within five minutes of using it. I love the filter settings choices especially the rule "window" contains "whatevername". I made a few web site categories using the name of the site as the window and clipmagic automagically put the clips in the right category based on my rules.

It almost covers most of my needs. I emailed the author (new feature request) for the ability as a filter action/function to be able to copy a given clip to however many categories. So it is basically a "member" of however groups.

On the cosmetic side, the UI is a bit dated and there are a few non-essential windows in where the text goes beyond the visible "window". This probably because I have my screen font size set to large (pretty hard to read normal size text when your resolution is 1920x1200).

@Darwin

Yep.. I am also using Clipmate. I suggested my feature request to the author awhile back..

@Mouser

Wow.. That is some serious undocumented feature/function of CHS, custom sql coding/queries.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2009, 07:38:17 PM by Cloq »

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Re: Clipboard program help/recommendations
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009, 12:56:07 AM »
Please set your Font (DPI) size back to Normal, as many programs (programmers) do not expect users to be using that.

I would do one of the following, instead -
Buy larger monitor
   or
Reduce your Resolution
   or
Use a handy magnifier

Before you gag on the last suggestion, you should try Magnifying Glass Pro 1.7
I have mine set to magnify the whole window.
I just press Ctrl & Windows key, and my screen is double the size.
I just move my mouse, and I am navigating over my 'larger screen'.
To cancel, I just press the same key combination.
They have a free version as well, but I am not sure if You can configure it the way I have done with the Pro version.

MS should have built that ability into Windows, instead of offering that flippin change the DPI option (agh!)