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Windows 7: OT: Pasting in Windows 7 from the clipboard??

16 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7, 64 bit
OT: Pasting in Windows 7 from the clipboard??


I was able to figure this out in Vista but I'm totally brain farted here, I can't remember what I did in order to allow pasting from the Clipboard in Windows 7!

I use Hamsins Clipboard app, it's wonderful, been using it since Windows 98 I think! You can find it here: Hamsin (unpack it and store it some place where it can do it's thing, I keep my Hamsins Clipboard folder in My Documents, works just fine.)

So I have the HCB icon enabled in the notifications area and set to always show. I have it filled up with "Favorites" that I use all the time. In Vista when I had a password or something I needed pasted I would click in the password box on the online page and then go to the HCB icon, click it and up would come the long list of text to choose from. Click on what you want and it would fill that area of the form page with that text.

Now what's happening in Win 7 is that the form page area I want to paste into becomes deselected and nothing happens when I click on a text item to paste from HCB! I think there is a system setting that allows this but can't remember! Can't get this to work in note pad nor Edit Pad Pro (which is my default text pad). So it's not just NOT working for online forms, it's system wide.

If I figure this out I swear it's one more thing I need to make a note of and store it in the HCB folder so I'm not driving myself crazy with this kind of stuff!

Thanks for the help if there is help to be had!

Richard ;-)~

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30 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit

Hi again,

Sigh... no help I guess for this issue. Perhaps this will help jog a brain or two about this situation.... I got a response from the guys that made Hamsin's Clipboard. He mentioned that the new way that clipped text is handles in Vista and Windows 7 in that if you are pasting that the system "captures" the text so when using a program like Hamsins where you just click on the text you want to past from the fly up list in the notifications area the system captures it rather than letting Hamsins paste it for me.

This happens pretty much system wide, rather than just in the browser, it's also doing that in Edit Pad Pro and other word apps as well.

I also have a little program called WordWeb, which is great when your spell checker gets confused you can sometimes find a correct spelling or a definition to a word you are using. All you do is highlight the word and click the WordWeb icon in the notification area and it's supposed to pop up with info but what happens is, since the system is capturing what ever info needs to be communicated from the hilighted word to WordWeb I have to click off WordWeb and then reclick the icon in the Notification Area a second time to get the system to allow and up pops WordWeb populated with info on the word. l

So my question is can I tell Windows NOT to capture info being communicated between programs so instant paste or info is not prevented from reaching the needed program??

Hope that makes sense. It's quite annoying and would love a work around for this.

Thanks so much
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