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Author Topic: Copy and paste workflow tip  (Read 3045 times)


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Copy and paste workflow tip
« on: August 12, 2010, 07:41 AM »
If you copy and paste a lot of information this workflow might be useful for you. It makes my work a lot easier.

You will need:

Using your mouse software, set the first side button to Copy (ctrl-c) and the second button to Paste (ctrl-v). Now set the hotkey of your clipboard monitoring program's popup to ctrl-alt-v. You already use the mouse to select text to be copied so this saves you a lot of time. As a result you can copy and paste text between windows quickly using just the mouse. You can also quickly copy multiple items in succession and use ALT + side button 2 to bring up the list of copied items with minimum effort.

An improvement to this solution would be if you could use a quick press to paste and a long press to invoke the clipboard program, and not needing the keyboard. However MS intellitype invokes ctrl-v on RELEASE and not on press, so I cannot built an autohotkey script to check how long the key is pressed down.

Hope you'll find this useful.

BTW, i'm happy to turn this into a general workflow tips - there's always many articles on individual pieces (hotkeys, programs) but not enough on a nice solution that consist of a total workflow.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2010, 07:45 AM by justice »


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Re: Copy and paste workflow tip
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 10:25 AM »
Interesting idea - I almost always use the keyboard when copy/pasting, though :)
(This isn't as bad as it sounds - decent editors support Ctrl+arrowkeys for moving quickly between words, and I usually only need Shift+Home or Shift+End anyway).
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