ClipX is a tiny clipboard history manager. It is sweet, it is free, use it.
Use the system tray icon to restore your old clipboards
Use a hotkey to paste them directly inside your favorite editor
Copyright 2004-2008 Francis Gastellu.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM THE LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE
Latest stable version: ClipX 220.127.116.11 for x86 (Nov. 30th, 2005)
Latest beta version:
ClipX 18.104.22.168 beta 7 x86 (Jul. 6th, 2008)
ClipX 22.214.171.124 beta 7 x64 (Jul. 6th, 2008)
Note that beta versions are work in progress. Although I make every effort to provide them bug-free,
you should expect problems. If your configuration settings are important to you, you should make a
backup of the configuration (*.ini) before installing a beta.
Keeps a list of permanent entries at the bottom of your history.
Automatically checks for and downloads the latest version of ClipX (RSA authenticated).
Lets you ignore some clipboards based on size in memory.
Lets you save image clipboards as PNG or JPG (Requires GDI+), by Miguel Garrido.
Records your clipboard lifetime history to disk (text entries only).
Uses regular expressions to analyze your clipboard and construct URLs to navigate to, or programs command lines to run.
Grabs the color of the pixel under the mouse and formats it to your preferences before sending it to the clipboard.
If you feel ClipX is worth a donation, here's where to click:
7/06/2008 - Plugin Updates- All in-house plugins - Added x64 versions. - Added support for plugins automatic updates (you need to manually update them one last time). - ColorPicker 1.2 - Added eyedropper tool with magnifier.7/04/2008 - Plugin Updates- Smart Navigation 1.2 - Added flag to enable or disable URL encoding on a per expression basis, to be able to open programs with parameters (oops, slight oversight)01/30/2008- Made betas public - Plugin Updates: - Made installers for all in-house plugins - AutoUpdate 1.5 - Added support for auto-downloading beta versions01/25/2008 - Plugin Updates- Stickies 1.8 - Fixed shortcut key 'A' for the first entry being ignored - Color Picker 1.1 - Added hotkey for showing a color picking dialog - Smart Navigation 1.1 - Made regexp edition dialog larger - Added monitoring of clipboard for preview field in regexp edition dialog - Added pattern for email handling in presets01/23/2008 - Plugin Updates- Smart Navigation 1.0 - Added SmartNavigation plugin, to analyze the clipboard content using regular expressions and navigate based on results - Color Picker 1.0 - Added ColorPicker plugin, to copy the color under the mouse cursor into custom formats - Disklog 1.1 - Fixed bug that disabled clipx's text clipboard support when Disklog plugin was disabled01/03/2008 - Plugin Updates- Disklog 1.0 - Added Disklog plugin, to record text entries permanently in a file11/30/2005 - 126.96.36.199- Fixed crash when used in Firefox 1.5 (if you use the Stickies plugin, you need to update to Stickies 1.7 to fix crashes in Firefox when pasting a sticky) - Moved clipx.ini to ClipX's directory - Added ini optimization10/14/2004 - 188.8.131.52- Fixed last history entry in systray tooltip after unsupported clipboard was copied - Improved startup, does not lose current clipboard anymore, even if it is an unsupported format - Added auto-navigate option to google hotkey, detects urls and navigate rather than search - Added double click on systrem tray to open configuration - Added double click in plugin list to open the plugin's about box - Added double click in manager to open edition box - Added double click in search to validate choice - Added double click in stickies to open edition box - Grayed out apply button in config until something has changed, you'll want to update your plugins. - Fixed bottom of plugin configuration pages titles cut off by a few pixels - Added delete key support and auto-reselect in manager10/13/2004 - 184.108.40.206 - Added ability to use the caret for popup position when possible, made it default 10/13/2004 - 220.127.116.11 - Added support for Explorer file set clipboards 10/11/2004 - 18.104.22.168- Fixed problem when pasting within EditPlus - Added unicode support - Made text edition internal10/10/2004 - 22.214.171.124- Fixed plugins not found when started from registry - Fixed duplicate &'s in manage and search lists - Released SDK10/08/2004 - 126.96.36.199- Optimized memory usage - Improved pasting algorithm to avoid automatic reselection of text box contents by Windows - Fixed pasting from search box when used from clipboard history - Fixed drawing glitch with default entry when it is a graphical one - Fixed menu accelerators sometimes desynchronized - Added accelerators to several dialogs items - Updated stickies plugin10/07/2004 - 188.8.131.52- Fixed bug with saving of history, so much for betatesting ;-) - Improved stickies plugin (added edition, add from saved history)10/07/2004 - 184.108.40.206 - Big update :- Revamped config dialog - Fixed ignore bitmap/text entries - Added multi-user support - Added Clear History/Clear Bitmaps - Added Purge bitmaps between sessions - Added selectable system tray icon (now defaults to a 256 colors one) - Added Navigate to current clipboard content - Added Google search current clipboard content (optional Auto-quoting) - Fixed bitmap popup entries accelerator alignment - Fixed bitmap popup entries for very small bitmaps (< 8x8) - Added plugins support, SDK on its way - Fixed duplicate accelerator - Lots of tiny, almost unnoticeable but well worth it cosmetic changes10/03/2004 - 220.127.116.11 - Fixed crash when loading sessions from ClipX < 18.104.22.168 09/19/2004 - 22.214.171.124 - Fixed crash introduced in 126.96.36.199 (oops) 09/19/2004 - 188.8.131.52 - Fixed menu alignment with multiple monitors when not using mouse position 09/18/2004 - 184.108.40.206 - Fixed systray tip change, Added left click on systray, fixed rare assert bug 09/02/2004 - 220.127.116.11 - Added XP manifest, Added current clipboard in systray tip 09/02/2004 - 18.104.22.168 - Added bitmap clipboards support 09/01/2004 - 22.214.171.124 - Fixed cosmetic bug 09/01/2004 - 126.96.36.199 - Added Save/Load history - Added option to run at startup 09/01/2004 - 188.8.131.52 - Added Clear current 09/01/2004 - 184.108.40.206 - Added popup menu placement setting 08/31/2004 - 220.127.116.11 - Added Search 08/31/2004 - 18.104.22.168 - Added Edit/Delete 08/31/2004 - 22.214.171.124 - Cosmetic changes, First public release 08/30/2004 - 126.96.36.199 -> 188.8.131.52 - Everything's new
07/28/2008 - 184.108.40.206 beta 7- Added portable mode (-p on the commandline) to use the ClipX directory for saving/loading prefs and state. - Fixed saving of configuration on Vista for restricted systems, now saves in Application Data\ClipX folder, unless portable mode is activated. - Fixed handling of applications reporting invalid caret coordinates, popup falls back to mouse position. - Made hotkey controls easier to empty out (backspace) and changed “Winkey” to “WIN”. - Added ability to use choose between numpad and normal numbers for pasting 1st to 9th item.07/06/2008 - 220.127.116.11 beta 6- Added x64 version - Added plugins browser - Added whatsnew dialog - Improved ability to launch applications in Open functionality (ex Navigate) - Fixed handling of unix & mac style carriage returns in preview tips - Added support for plugins autoupdate in SDK (updated all plugins, you need to manually update them one last time)07/02/2008 - 18.104.22.168 beta 5- Added preview tooltip in paste menu (can be disabled and configured in the "popup" config dialog page) - Changed graphical menu to be disabled by default, since preview tooltip shows the bitmaps as well and is enabled by default (can be reenabled in "popup" config dialog page) - Fixed failure of multiple instance prevention introduced in beta 4 - Added more SDK functions (paste item, paste arbitrary text) - Added even more SDK functions, gives the ability to plugins to add support for additional clipboard formats - Improved reentry handling so that plugins may rely on it (eg, when setting a new clipboard while inside a clipboard event) - Removed option to ignore the CF_CLIPBOARD_VIEWER_IGNORE hint since clipx now relies on it internally - Fixed position of menu when asked not to use caret position - Fixed systray showing <unsupported clipboard> after selecting "Clear Current"06/23/2008 - 22.214.171.124 beta 4- Fixed issue with navigation hotkeys introduced in beta 2 - Added ability to clear the last history entry when the clipboard is emptied - Added support for CF_CLIPBOARD_VIEWER_IGNORE - Added caption to hidden window so that more tools can detect when ClipX is running ("CLIPX_MAIN") - Cosmetic changes to General configuration tab02/06/2008 - 126.96.36.199 beta 3- Added support for reopening popup edit fields in system lists (F2/Single-Click in Explorer windows, Browse dialogs, Desktop, and more) - Added support for reopening popup edit fields in Total Commander (Shift+F6/Single-Click) - Added "Combine (oldest first)" and "Combine (newest first)" to the Manage dialog - Fixed inability to sometimes get the position for the caret - Fixed crash in search dialog when an <empty> item is present01/30/2008 - 188.8.131.52 beta 2- Added support for Vista clipboard API (no more broken win32 clipboard chain if you are using Vista) - Fixed multiuser support bug - Changed Navigate functionality into generic Open - Added ability to limit navigating/opening clipboards to URLs only - Added ability to play an optional sound when a clipboard entry is handled by clipx - Improved file picker filters - Added optional hotkey for pasting the last item and removing it at the same time (for cliboard stack behavior) - Added optional hotkey for pasting all items in the history in reverse order (for clipboard concatenator behavior) - Added optional hotkey for pasting the second-to-last item without poping the history menu - Added optional hotkey to open the Manage dialog - Added support for Winkey in hotkey controls - Fixed inability to set some key combinations as hotkeys - Added option to use Ctrl|Shift|Alt|Win+NUMPAD 1 to 9 to paste the last 9 clipboards without reordering the history
ClipX Plugin SDK
The following people (in no particular order) contributed via suggestions, bug reports, and/or by their mere existance: bas, SOOPRcow, Anders, rOn, Plato, dro, Liquid, Germ, toqer, deadbeef, kichik, Bizzy, DarkainMX, soundsys, whereami, mig, Picasso, Furan, oli, gray_ghost, fatmoe, Splif, sIX, Jimbo, JasonB, h0llow, flyguy, sns, mued, chew, Trevor Moris, Joe, ... and of course, t0xico.
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