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Are you behind a proxy? Because the cleaner will basically fail (silently, on Windows) when it cannot connect to a website.

updated version is working great, finally an icon  :Thmbsup:


(not urgently needed, but looks better than windows standard icon for applications)

If I cared about the looks, I would have added a shiny About dialog, probably tripling the .exe size.  ;D

I fixed the tray icon. Find the updated version attached to the original posting.

Surprisingly, Windows only accepts the .ico format.

Your system is bad?  ;D

The notify icon should be in icon format (.ico), at least 16x16 pixel.

Mine’s 72x72:

(.ico -> []byte)

And yes, CrossPlatform development can be very time consuming.
Thats why I just create WinApi applications. (easy to do and easy to care)

This tool grew out of a Twitter suggestion, someone asked for a Windows/macOS tool. As I bought a MacBook last year (and I use it more than my Windows machine currently), I could fulfill his wish rather easily. :)
Sometimes, Windows-only is a good idea, but only if you’re using Windows as your only desktop system...

(For example, the dehexify tool I published earlier is a Windows-only application I wrote for my actual day work, only to be run on my work computer which is a Windows 10 one.)

just missing notify icon

Windows does not accept emojis and Windows does not accept images anymore? Oh my...

It is surprisingly uneasy to write multi-platform desktop applications in Go. Sorry for the inconveniences. Next time I’ll use Delphi again.

How’s this?

edit: The version in the OP is the best one. ;)

I was hoping that it would be easier. Oh well...
I’ll play with that next weekend, thank you.

How could I do that?  :-\

Does your .exe file has a windows manifest integrated? <- that would be my first step

Not yet. But good point.

Here’s clipurlcleaner.exe.manifest:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
    <assemblyIdentity version="" processorArchitecture="*" name="ClipURLCleaner" type="win32"/>
            <assemblyIdentity type="win32" name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls" version="" processorArchitecture="*" publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df" language="*"/>

Does it work for you? If so, I might embed it.

(I wonder why my Windows 10 has not complained then.)

Disable it. Instant security improvement. Seriously, virus scanners are pointless overhead.
Else, I’m pretty sure that there must be a way to declare the .exe as harmless.


Fix your “security” software?  :-[

NANY 2021 Entry Information

Application Name ClipURLCleaner
Short Description Cleans URLs in your clipboard automatically
Supported OSes Tested on macOS and Windows 10, might work elsewhere
Web Page
Download Link Attached
Version History
  • Update 2: Fixed Windows tray icon.
  • Update 1: Fixed Windows 10 start.
  • Initial version.

Sharing shortened URLs like or URLs with trackers like ?utm_something=abc (or even both) is annoying.

Watch the clipboard and clean URLs automatically.

Bildschirmfoto 2020-09-23 um 16.07.18.png

Known bugs:
The tool won’t work behind a corporate proxy.

+1 for Scribus, actually.

It is!

NetSurf is said to be ported soon

Update: NetSurf is available on 9front now. :)

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Welcome to NANY 2021
« on: August 26, 2020, 05:15 PM »
I'll add one or two tools towards the end of the year again, in addition to the previous ones from 2020.
Don't worry, I don't do this for the mugs.  I'll just participate without a prize.  ;)

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Testing new DC discord chat server
« on: August 17, 2020, 11:07 AM »
Logs of all of the other programs that are open on your computer

Totally not spyware. Oh yes, I’m sure that Discord’s servers absolutely need this vital list.

Also, Google and Facebook trackers:

I understand that it’s 2020 and everyone deliberately lets some spy crapware scan their computers anyway. I remember when this was a bad thing.

When exactly has DC stopped being a privacy-aware community?

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Testing new DC discord chat server
« on: August 17, 2020, 10:34 AM »
Sure, except that it is harder to use Discord (IRC clients don’t need much from you), the channel does not suddenly appear in the search results, the client software is a mess and there are no sane reasons to move away. I mean, this is a web forum. Why doesn’t DC move to Facebook/reddit instead because that’s where the people already are? It would be “about time”...

This was a horrible idea for many reasons, but spyware is “modern” these days because “everyone” uses it.


DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Testing new DC discord chat server
« on: August 17, 2020, 07:40 AM »
Point proven: Discord is broken anti-software.

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Testing new DC discord chat server
« on: August 16, 2020, 01:18 PM »
Good. Could anyone transfer the rights to the IRC channel to me? Because I refuse to use vendor lock-in software running on centralized and proprietary US infrastructure.

edit: Rolling on the floor laughing for multiple reasons. Broken low-security spyware as an IRC replacement? No, thank you.
A serious downgrade, if you ask me.

Living Room / Re: DC on Discord :O
« on: August 06, 2020, 10:58 AM »
Still no.

The one thing The Bat! does not have is Lightning. Everything else is there.  :)

How many Thunderbird forks do we need?

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