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Windows 7: Clipboard Shortcut

16 Jan 2010   #1
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Clipboard Shortcut

In XP I have a shortcut which opens up the clipboard so I can see what is on it.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\clipbrd.exe

In Windows 7 I looked for a command to make a similar shortcut but I was not able to find clipbrd.exe. Does it go by another name now or is it gone?


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16 Jan 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jambe,

The clipboard is still in Windows 7, but can only store one item at a time. It cannot be opened to see what is in it like in XP.

The free program ClipMagic worked great to allow this in Vista, but I have not tried it yet in Windows 7. You might give it a try to see how it works for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jan 2010   #3
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I downloaded ClipMagic but I could not get it to work in Windows 7.

I'm wondering if I copied clipbrd.exe to 7 if that would work. I doubt it, but worth a try. If it works I'll post back.
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16 Jan 2010   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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16 Jan 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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16 Jan 2010   #6
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I said I was going to try copying clipbrd.exe from XP to 7 to see if it would work.

Wah-hoo. It does work! At first it appeared that it didn't. Here's what I had to do to make it work.
There is a toolbar (File Edit Security View Window Help). Click on Window, then on "1Clipboard". Size the window and from then on it is a clipboard viewer.
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16 Jan 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Jambe.
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