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Windows 7: how do i make a shortcut to clear my clipboard contents

24 Apr 2010   #1
infomouse

Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM
 
 
how do i make a shortcut to clear my clipboard contents

i tried following the instructions on this site
Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Clear the Clipboard in Windows - How-To Geek

(creating a shortcut with the command cmd /c “echo off | clip”)

but it doesnt seem to be working...

does anyone know why?


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24 Apr 2010   #2
derekimo

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I saw that a while back, but it's my understanding that windows 7 doesn't store clipboard contents, if anyone else can confirm this that would be helpful.
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24 Apr 2010   #3
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64
 
 

When creating the shortcut, the location is actually "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c "echo off | clip", then name the shortcut "Clear Clipboard". From there you select an icon for it from shell32.dll in System32 folder. Then change the shortcut to run minimized.

It works; been using it for awhile.
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24 Apr 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Strange, it seems to work for me by clearing the clipboard using this one with the cmd /c "echo off | clip" command,. However, C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c "echo off | clip" is the same thing, so either should work.

Clear Clipboard Shortcut - Vista Forums
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24 Apr 2010   #5
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Strange, it seems to work for me by clearing the clipboard using this one with the cmd /c "echo off | clip" command,. However, C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c "echo off | clip" is the same thing, so either should work.

Clear Clipboard Shortcut - Vista Forums
More than one way to do it. Results are the same. I can upload my shortcut if you wish.
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24 Apr 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Thanks anyway R A, I have it from the tutorial link in my post above.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I saw that a while back, but it's my understanding that windows 7 doesn't store clipboard contents, if anyone else can confirm this that would be helpful.
Derek,

Like Vista, Windows 7 only stores the last Copied or Moved item in the clipboard until the computer restarts, user logs off, or something else is copied or moved.
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24 Apr 2010   #7
derekimo

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Thank You Shawn.
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24 Apr 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome Derek.
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25 Apr 2010   #9
infomouse

Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM
 
 

thanks guys, it worked!
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25 Apr 2010   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

That's great news Infomouse. I'm happy to hear that it worked for you.
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