Frequently Asked Questions About Clipboard Magic
Clipboard Magic is a Windows clipboard enhancement utility. It can dramatically enhance your productivity when cutting and pasting text or for filling in web forms.
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F.A.Q. for Clipboard Magic - Clipboard Archiver Software
A. When some applications are running, copied clips will appear duplicated in Clipboard Magic. This is a bug in those applications not Clipboard Magic. They are sending multiple updates to the clipboard. You should contact those companies to fix their bugs. To minimize this behavior you can set the Ignore Duplicates option.
A. In the Options uncheck the "Associate CLP Files" option. You need to be running as an Administrator to set this option. This problem is fixed in V5.
A. Another application has locked the clipboard. If the problem does not resolve itself after a few minutes the program probably crashed. You will have to restart Windows to resolve the problem.
A. Clipboard Magic currently works only with plain text. Any special formatting will be lost when copying.
A. Clipboard Magic currently only handles plain text format, what you are copying possibly is not really text. For example, if you have a text document open and you press the [Print Scrn] button, what is actually copied is a bitmap image, which Clipboard Magic currently can't handle.
A. Assuming the volume in your speakers is turned up, try checking to make sure that the beep sound is defined. In Control Panel / Sounds / Check Sound Scheme, make sure the Default Beep is defined. e.g. "Windows XP Ding.wav"
A. Make sure that the Prompt To Clear option is set.
A. To add to a clip first turn off clipboard archiving, then zoom in and then copy the text then use Ctrl + V to paste into the zoomed clip.
A. Another program you have running probably is already using the offending hot-key. In the Options screen change the hot key to a different key.
A. In the Options screen locate the Clip Folder Location setting. This is where all your clip files are. Simply copy this whole folder to the clip folder location on the other computer.
I'm very grateful that you have updated your Clipboard Magic after so many years. Hopefully, the development will continue as it is a piece of wonderful software. Keep maintaining the good thing!
John Tribone, Abacus Bookshop
thanks for a fine program; in daily use here for years.
...I have found that Clipboard Magic can handle up to 10,000 clips in one clip file with size greater than 7 MB without any problems in any installation of Windows Vista or Windows 7. Every person I've installed Clipboard Magic for has loved it....
...thanks for such a great little program! I have tried a number of the "clipboard extenders" and yours is definitely the best!
Thank you for making this tool available for free. It is fantastic - it saves me a lot of work and time!