there are a few clipboard tools that do what you want..
you can do it with my Clipboard Help+Spell
, but it will take a couple more steps then you have suggested.. (i wonder if it isn't worthwhile for me to add a couple of hotkeys to make it work exactly like you say)..
Anyway, to do it in Clipboard Help+Spell you would:
- Capture multiple clips normally with Ctrl+C, over and over again.
- Bring up this CHS window (using hotkey or menu)
- Select the clips you want to merge, and hit merge button (or choose it from menu)
- Confirm the preview is what you want (change the separator string from \n to whatever you want), and hit Ok. The merged clip is now in your clipboard.
- Paste it into your target application with normal Ctr+V
If you don't actually need to do the merging part all that often, that workflow is fine. If you were often merging and pasting 5 clips at a time though, then your hotkey only workflow might be a real win. Maybe it's worth me adding some optional hotkeys to tell CHS its the START of a multi clipboard merge, and then a hotkey for the END of multiclipboard merge and paste.
Alternatively i could put a submenu in the Quick popup menu to merge start and merge end.
OR alternatively when i could do is change the workflow to:
- Copy as many clips as you want
- Bring up the quick paste menu with single hotkey (ctrl+alt+q by default)
- And then hold control key while you select a clip in the stack to to tell CHS to merge all clips from that one forward, and paste it.
- Now that's not a bad idea at all.