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    creating a shortcut to clear clipboard in vista/xp

    Post by maxim9691 on Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:29 am

    creating a shortcut to clear clipboard in vista

    Have you every copied and pasted so many times that your right click button no longer works?
    It doesn't work because your Clipboard memory is full.
    This is a quick fix with the built-in clip.exe utility in Windows Vista. It’s not really meant for clearing the clipboard, but with a little command line magic in a shortcut, we can make it do just that.
    Note: This is also useful if you copied a very large amount of data to the clipboard and you don’t want it wasting memory anymore.
    Create a Shortcut Icon to Clear the Clipboard
    Right-click on the desktop or elsewhere, and choose New \ Shortcut from the menu.
    Then in the shortcut location box, enter the following command:
    cmd /c “echo off | clip”
    At this point you’ll have an icon that will immediately clear the clipboard… but we can tweak it a bit further.
    Right-click on the icon and choose Properties, and then change the Run drop-down to “Minimized” to make sure you don’t see the command prompt. You can also assign a shortcut key here.
    If you click the Change Icon button and then browse down to this file, you can find a clipboard icon:
    Now we’ve got a nice-looking icon that will clear out the clipboard:

    Note: If you are using Windows XP, you can download clip.exe from Microsoft. Just save the file in the Windows directory and the rest of the hack should work for you.

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    Re: creating a shortcut to clear clipboard in vista/xp

    Post by Ymaginatif on Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:42 am

    Trust me to give this an anti-clockwise spin, but although I spent my (working-)days copy/pasting, I've never had my right mouse click stop working!
    (it's more my clicking finger showing some wear and tear ...)

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