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Author Topic: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software  (Read 3597 times)

David.P

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Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« on: October 06, 2014, 03:22:10 AM »
Hi forum,

since ArsClip has evolved into a piece of bloatware of unimaginable proportions, and Ditto inexplicably seems to be unable to select list entries on a single click  :down: -- are there any other Multi Clipboard tools that simply can do the following:

- provide a history of clipboard entries after clicking on the tray icon
- put the respective entry on the clipboard on SINGLE click
- provides a custom hotkey for "Paste as Unformatted Text"
- is compatible with mulitple monitors (i.e. don't pop up on the first monitor when the tray is on the second)

Thanks heaps already

Cheers David.P


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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 06:23:37 AM »
Please, for the love of god, thor, satan whatever, change your avatar. I can't look at the screen long enough to read your post, even though I'm always all ears for a light weight clipboard software.

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 06:36:46 AM »
I might change it if you're not ears but mouth for a light weight clipboard software.

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 08:09:40 AM »
It's not extremely basic, but have you tried my Clipboard Help+Spell program: http://www.donationc...pandspell/index.html

I think it can do all of those items -- if not, let me know what you need that it doesn't do.

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 08:20:02 AM »
CLCL http://www.nakka.com.../clcl/index_eng.html
Light weight, portable and works well

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 08:39:43 AM »
Thanks guys, I'll have a look at these.

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 11:17:38 AM »
I'm not sure if it meets all your criteria, but you might try OuterTech Clipboard History.
http://www.outertech...en/clipboard-manager

I use a commercial clipboard manager myself (ClipCache -- excellent), but I have recommended OuterTech's CH for people who need a good, free clip manager (and easier, I think, than Ditto). I'd be interested to hear what you think of it if you have time.

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 11:33:51 AM »
Scott, the OuterTech Clipboard History tool looks very promising with just the right feature set!

And it shows a standard system menu when clicking the tray icon, no fancy runtime-powered slowish round-cornered skinnable full-blown GUI with blinkenlights and tiny custom fonts like so many applications nowadays.

Thank your for this cool find!

Cheers David.P

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2014, 11:58:07 AM »
Please, for the love of god, thor, satan whatever, change your avatar. I can't look at the screen long enough to read your post, even though I'm always all ears for a light weight clipboard software.

Drifting off topic, but I had to respond - this is one of the subtle uses of AdBlock - it lets you hide pictures you don't like. There are a few people whose avatars annoy me too. Fine - just adblock them away and then they just vanish!


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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2014, 01:35:49 PM »
I mostly use Mouser's Clipboard Help+Spell. At times though, Ethervane Echo suits my needs better. It was developed by a DonationCoder member. It hasn't been updated since 2012 (maybe 2013) but I've not had any problems with it.

Here's where you can download and find a link to the developer's site.
http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=27849.0

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2014, 01:39:05 PM »
Though long abandoned, ClipX is a good light one.
http://bluemars.org/clipx/

Edit:  FWIW, Mouser's CHS actually IS the one I've been using for a couple of years now.  I would not be using it if I felt it was bloated. 

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2014, 02:14:26 PM »
[...] At times though, Ethervane Echo suits my needs better. It was developed by a DonationCoder member. It hasn't been updated since 2012 (maybe 2013) but I've not had any problems with it.

Here's where you can download and find a link to the developer's site.
http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=27849.0

based on ditto, a sort of a new improved version :)
Tom

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2014, 02:56:44 PM »
Drifting off topic, but I had to respond - this is one of the subtle uses of AdBlock - it lets you hide pictures you don't like. There are a few people whose avatars annoy me too. Fine - just adblock them away and then they just vanish!
I use the DC forum profile setting to not see avatars and sigs.  Saves lots of screen space, as well as avoiding annoying animated avatars.

But, re the OP...  ArsClip bloated?  When its .exe is under 4 MB?

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2014, 03:06:53 PM »
> ArsClip bloated?  When its .exe is under 4 MB?

While this probably is good programming, it has tons of features and settings that I don't need, and OTOH it is not able to simply show a no frills popup next to its own tray icon, but instead puts its window all over the place on my triple monitors  :(

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2014, 03:53:08 PM »
While this probably is good programming, it has tons of features and settings that I don't need, and OTOH it is not able to simply show a no frills popup next to its own tray icon, but instead puts its window all over the place on my triple monitors  :(
I'm never really sure why, but I find sometimes certain clipboard managers give me problems, such as freezing, etc.  I have lots of 3rd party utilities running in the background, so I assume there's sometimes a conflict.  ArsClip was one of these.  Ditto too.  I'm not a programmer, but I'm guessing that lots of features = increased possibility of conflicting with other things.  The "simplest" yet stable ones I've seen are ClipX and CLCL.  I use the "stacking" feature of CHS though, and despite it's many features, it hasn't given me too many troubles..   Now if I can just get Mouser to trim down the quick popup list.   :P

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2014, 04:01:39 PM »
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Now if I can just get Mouser to trim down the quick popup list
you can control how many items appear in that list.

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2014, 01:58:55 PM »
I'm still using the one mentioned by kunkel321 (although abandoned).

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2014, 02:38:42 PM »
> ArsClip bloated?  When its .exe is under 4 MB?

While this probably is good programming, it has tons of features and settings that I don't need,
I'm surprised, because I've always felt that ArsClip hits the sweet spot.  Basic features are quick, easy and fuss-free.  The many advanced features, critically, don't get in the way of the basic ones.  Indeed, you have to go looking for them, and I've even wondered if advanced features are too well hidden.

and OTOH it is not able to simply show a no frills popup next to its own tray icon, but instead puts its window all over the place on my triple monitors  :(
Hovering over the tray icon shows an abbreviated copy of the current clip, as does the Clipboard Bar if enabled.  I agree that I would prefer popup location to be predictable, as I find its jumping about seemingly at random disconcerting.  The location of the Clipboard Bar can be fixed and I would like that extended to the popup.

[Edit at UK time 2014-10-07, 21:18:-]
Oh  :o  Delving into Configuration, I find various settings I didn't know about that may help fix the popup location.  Viz.:
 
Configuration > Popup Hotkeys > Alternatives > Mouse
Show Popup ...
[X] when mouse button is held Right Click / Middle Click / Left + Right Click
Short Delay ----X---- Long Delay
The [Per-Program Options] can override this setting.

This appears to popup where the cursor is.

 
Configuration > Popup Hotkeys > Alternatives > System Tray Icon
Show Popup ...
[ ] on foreground window when icon double clicked
[ ] on foreground window when icon single clicked
[X] on icon when double clicked
[ ] on icon when single clicked

This appears to popup above the tray icon.
 

Configuration > Popup > Behaviour > Screen Position:
Display Method
[X] Automatic (Recommended)
The popup is shown as dose to the pasting location as possible.
[ ] Mouse Cursor
The popup is shown near the mouse cursor.
[ ] Program Corner
The popup is shown near the corner of the foreground program.

You might prefer the last option.
[/Edit]


BTW, if you go with CLCL, don't overlook earlier DC postings.  In particular, lanux128's post Re: Must-have apps in the System tray? points to AbteriX's two threads giving a tutorial, and compilation of reviews, on CLCL.  They too are on DC.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2014, 03:21:13 PM by rjbull »

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Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2014, 02:44:03 PM »
I find sometimes certain clipboard managers give me problems, such as freezing, etc.  I have lots of 3rd party utilities running in the background, so I assume there's sometimes a conflict.  ArsClip was one of these.
In earlier versions of Windows the clipboard chain sometimes broke, but I wouldn't blame the clipboard manager for that.  I haven't had any problems with clipboard managers in Vista.  The only other conflict I've seen is with some versions of Typing Assistant, a text expander that appears to work solely through the clipboard, but they seem to have cured that problem with the very latest full release  (6.1).