ClipMan: Open Source Clipboard Utility

ClipMan is one of many utilities or programs that enhance the standard Windows clipboard (Ctrl+C). Often the main purpose of these kinds of utilities or programs is to keep more than one clipboard item on file and ready for future use.

ClipMan or Clipboard Manager does not require installation and is accessed via the system tray. Its options are as follows:

  • Choosing a plug-in directory (None exist that I know of and the program may not be in active development so plug-ins may not happen at all)
  • Keeping its interface on top and choosing its level of transparency
  • Hotkeys to show and hide the interface (Ctrl+S by default), move between saved clipboard entries and choosing to send an entry to the active or current clipboard

ClipMan’s major drawback is that it doesn’t always show the contents of the clipboard but only a description of it (see image).

The program does seem to have bugs, for example pressing Enter on an entry can result in losing that item – instead of, as is supposed to happen, sending the item to the ‘current’ clipboard ready for use and pasting. Since it is not actively developed it may not really be recommendable for every day use but the available source code can perhaps be used for those interested in working with ClipMan.

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  1. July 8, 2010

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