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

11 Apr 2012   #11
trndyteky

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by infomouse View Post
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?

I did the exact same as "infomouse", same site, same command and same result - it didn't work for me either. A while later logged in here and came across this page, followed RA's recommendation of typing in the location as "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c "echo off | clip" instead of the "cmd /c “echo off | clip” and bingo! it worked. So, now I've two shortcuts, one works and the other doesn't. I checked the properties and at least I couldn't see any difference at all in "Target" in the Shortcut tab. Explanations anyone???


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11 Apr 2012   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Trndyteky,

Not sure why. It should work with either target below: Clear Clipboard Shortcut - Vista Forums

%windir%\System32\cmd /c "echo off | clip"

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c "echo off | clip"

cmd /c "echo off | clip"
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11 Apr 2012   #13
trndyteky

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello Brink,
That response was fast, thanks. I guess its one of those things - inexplicable, like having to reboot to get something to work again. BTW, rebooting my notebook hasn't changed the status of the shortcuts in question! But, great to know that there are fast responders like Brink out there.
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14 Mar 2014   #14
jaryszek

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi guys,

I still have a problem connected with this shortcut.

I used C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c "echo off | clip this command and it only appears massage:
for example :
6 of 24 Clipboard
item not collected.

So it is working but it can not clear clipboard and only show this massage.

Please help me!
Greetings from Poland
Lukasz
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14 Mar 2014   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Likasz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see how this works for you instead.

Clear Clipboard - Add to Context Menu in Windows
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17 Mar 2014   #16
jaryszek

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Unfortunately this it is no working like clipboard shortcut...still is problem connected with "Item not collected" and clipboard in excel is still full.

Please help me anybody.

Best Regards,
Lukasz
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17 Mar 2014   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, this would only work with the Windows clipboard and not with the Office clipboard.

For the Office clipboard see this below instead for all options.

Copy and paste multiple items by using the Office Clipboard - PowerPoint - Office.com
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