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Open clipboard content with program.


To be as simple as possible, I'm looking for a program or an AHK script that can take the contents of the clipboard and send it to a program to be opened in.

My idea is basically: copy/paste a URL to a video and then following a key combination or clicking on a tray icon, send it to my installation of MPV (as it streams a wider variety of web videos than say, VLC).

I don't know the mileage of this beyond sending youtube/dailymotion links to mpv, but the avoidance of flash player alone would be helpful. You set a file path (or maybe several paths for different file types), copy a URL to a video/image/document, and then hit a key combination or click a tray context menu to paste the link from the clipboard into the program's launch path. I know this is possible because of browser addons for Firefox and Chrome like OpenWith, but those require you to be inside of the browser, looking at an embedded link. A file inside of a flash player or raw URL in an instant message are unable to utilize this function.

My AHK script "SelectoSurf" does almost exactly this.  You could easily modify the AHK script to launch your app instead of the default browser.

Works like a charm. Thank you Mouser! :)

np  :up:


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