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Windows 7: New Cool Clip board Idea

05 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Beta
New Cool Clip board Idea

Hi there.
sometimes i Do a lot of work through different applications, and i find it Extremely annoying that i can Only copy and paste one thing at a time.
this is how i've come across with the idea of a PROPER clipboard, which can be used with EVERY application.

my idea is that, when you right click a clipboard/list appears at the side of the Popup Menu, so we can just drag the copied item to what ever object, you want it to be pasted to. this can be helpful, so you don't have to come in and out of applications to paste stuff, and when there is nothing on the clipboard, the extra popup menu on the right click popup goes away.

This to me is Way better then a nicer looking transparent Task bar. and i reckon, this could be a nice feature for Windows 7, what Mac OSX DOESN'T have.

the only problem is, is that, I'm Not a Microsoft Member and i don't know the first thing about Scripting or making applications, or for this instant DLL's.

the only concern i think they'll be is, the Memory. older computers with low amount of memory may stumble a bit.

i still would like to put this idea forward to Microsoft but i don't know how.

thank you readers. i hope you find my idea Good.

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05 Jul 2009   #2
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64

Good idea! I'd like it.
Just one more thing: sometimes I paste things from the clipboard to more then one places, sometimes not, so it would be nice if I can choose if the data stays on the clipboard after the first usage or not otherwise the list would be too long after a while. May be it would depend on witch mouse button is used while dragging.
And that popup list should contain a time-stamp and a litle thumbnail.
I hope someone from MS reads this! :) ( I'm sure! )
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05 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

This is a feature that has been discussed for a long time over various versions of Windows - Microsoft has for some reason decided not to provide this but 3rd party options do give options.

one freeware option is available here ....

Download SmartClip 1.0 - A Clipboard enhancement utility - Softpedia
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05 Jul 2009   #4
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64

Sh!t! I wanted to write a program for it!:)
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05 Jul 2009   #5

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

+1. . .this has been done in MS Office, but I am in full agreement. Will give smartclip a go. :)
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05 Jul 2009   #6

OS X Snow Leopard w/Win 7 VMWare Fusion

Sounds useful...
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05 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail

Or MS could make a "virtuel floppy" like Amiga had. This "virtual floppy" is allways 100% full, so it does not use more RAM than nessecery. Anything can then be dragged to this icon/gadget, and when clicked on/or as part of contexmenu you can select the stored items. Maybe make a shortcut key to open/store in it if you can't see the desktop.
The good old Amiga 500 used to have this in its "workbench".
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05 Jul 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

There are lots of apps that do that.

I am using Clipdiary.

There is also ( free for non - commercial use)

and Nir Sofer's freebie:

Clipboardic utility - Save/share your clipboard data
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05 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

does one of these have the power too ... let's say,
select text, and save it as a txt document, without having to copy, open notepad, paste, then save. i would find that to be pretty much a necessity, for me anyway.

select > right click > save as txt, would be much easier and faster. a context menu plug in, more or less right?
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06 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Beta

Still None of these application, hit the point. there still quite complicated, all i want to do is copy and paste an object, and it should take as little time as possible doing that.
I believe it's a really good idea, so Microsoft can Stop copying there Arch enemy, mac o sx snow leopard. also another good idea, is Third party themes. i've been using Windows7 for a while now, and i think it's WAY to clinical looking. alright the Transparent taskbar does look pretty cool, but after a while when you see every button you press has some link with transparence, you become SICK TO DEATH WITH IT.
Yes i do own a mac, and the Look of OSX leopard is Simply OUT STANDING.
it's not exactly the most prettiest OS to Look at, but the effects, (fading windows, genie minimization, reflective dock) make the Experience a Whole Lot Better.
so i'm saying, Wheres Windows's Seven Fading Start Menu, or homely feel. there's just nothing Special With windows 7. it's Vista, with ALOT of performance change, and a new taskbar.
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