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Feedback on 5.0 Beta 5

g00py's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
First....
1) Huge performance improvement on opening the clipboard window. Night and day difference from previous beta. I had almost stopped using due to 3-6 sec latency on first open, now it's nearly instant.
2) Triggers... really? EPIC. I still use autohotkey fe clipboard based macros, and the extra step of hitting "scrub/macro" is not a big deal, in fact will probably be less annoying than having it automatically try to trigger on each copy like I currently do. I'm really excited to try this out.

Suggestions:
1) For Triggers, have a pane with input/selection template, as well as toast notification (that might work across different window versions) so if triggered can ask for input/selection from user quickly or provide feedback? I guess I can roll this with Winforms myself, but was just thinking having a preset might help.

Update: I see Clipboard Fusion dialogue classes. Will explore.

Simple use case. I have AHK monitor for a regex string match for a ticket number. I then popup a toast that says "1" to open in webpage, "2" to open in visual studio directory, and any other key dismisses.

Going to look further at this for sure. Just wanted to provide my thanks for this major improvement, which I'll be exploring and hopefully once out of beta putting up a nice blog post recommending now.
Jun 12, 2017 (modified Jun 12, 2017)  • #1
g00py's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Small Bug: Hitting Ctrl+S in Macro editor puts in special character instead of saving current macro text
Jun 12, 2017  • #2
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for the kind words, glad to hear you like it! If you can't do what you're looking for with the dialogs, let us know and we'll see what we can do :)

Thanks!
Jun 12, 2017  • #3
g00py's profile on WallpaperFusion.com

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Thanks!
I can't get this to show the actual selection options.

Regarding dialogue. I would like to make it a nonmodal toast in the corner with a set key listener. This means it's unobtrusive, but if I press the key it is looking for it could finish running the script. I'm sure I could do this with some type of event listener but since it's core to an unobtrusive keyboard helper, maybe you could look at someway to leverage a "Toast Notification" with timeout on listener for specific key entries.
Jun 12, 2017  • #4
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Don W
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Very excited to see a new beta!

However...

(1) CF now crashes frequently. For example I try to paste something, nothing happens, and CF has disappeared from the system tray.

(2) Pinned list drag & drop doesn't work for me. Is there some trick other than what I would expect, i.e., bring up a pinned list, click and hold an entry and move it up or down?
Jun 12, 2017  • #5
PabloMartinez's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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I think it's the same problem as in DF. https://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/displayfusion-90-beta-1-now-available/?ID=ee6b9b80-8651-4a3b-9149-3be2d1eacd28#9
Jun 12, 2017 (modified Jun 12, 2017)  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@g00py and Pablo: Looks like it's the same issue we had in DF 9.0 B1. We'll hopefully get that fixed up for the next beta :)

@Don: Could you enable debug logging and attach it the next time it crashes?
  • On the ClipboardFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • Restart ClipboardFusion
  • Reproduce the issue and note the time so we'll know where to check in the log file
  • Send us the %APPDATA%\ClipboardFusion\ClipboardFusion.log file (can be found by clicking the Open Log button on the Troubleshooting tab)

Thanks!
Jun 13, 2017  • #7
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Don W
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I will do that Keith.

Any response to my question about pinned list drag & drop?
Jun 13, 2017  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sorry, missed that one! It's not working for me either, I will re-open the ticket for that
Jun 13, 2017  • #9
PabloMartinez's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Keith in DF 9.0 b3 problem still remains. When the script run from the window by pressing the "Run Function", it works, but when it is called by hotkey or by using the trigger again blank window.
Jun 14, 2017  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Pablo: You're right! I've re-opened that issue for DF as well :)

Thanks!
Jun 14, 2017  • #11
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Don W
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This may just be anecdotal, but I have been having trouble copying from OneNote. I do the usual select then ctrl-c but the text doesn't show up in Clipboard Manager.
Jun 15, 2017  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Don: This is indeed a bug in 5.0 Beta 5. We'll hopefully have it all fixed up for Beta 6 :)

Thanks!
Jun 15, 2017  • #13
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Fred Greco
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When copying an item, the pop-up "notification" in the right bottom corner is now huge. As in, it takes up more than half my screen. Is there a way to reduce that size to the small notification it used to be, or if not, turn it off altogether. It is interrupting my workflow because I cannot see my screen.
Jun 19, 2017  • #14
Thomas Malloch (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Fred:

If you're talking about the Clipboard Preview Popup (the one that appears when you copy an image or formatted text), you can resize the window, and it should be that size the next time that it appears. There is also a way to disable it. Here's how to do that:
  • Open the Settings Window
  • On the "Options" tab, disable the "Show Clipboard Preview Popup" checkbox
  • Click OK to save and apply the changes

I hope this works for you!

@g00py

ClipboardFusion doesn't save Macros until you apply your settings, but we are looking for a way to save temporary changes. I don't know how many times I've lost work on a Macro because of this. I'll add your vote to our feature request list and let you know when we're able to implement it!
Jun 19, 2017 (modified Jun 19, 2017)  • #15
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EvilPeppard
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Love CF, and happy to be helping test the beta.

The issue I have with beta 5 is, I am frequently getting a popup stating my Binary Fortress account info cannot be verified', or similar. I'm sorry, but I don't have a screen shot right now.

When it happens, it keeps happening every 30 second or so. If I go into CF settings, then Clipboard Syncing, the section for 'My Binary Fortress Account' refreshes my info, then I hit the Apply button, and the error goes away for a while.

I will work to get a screenshot of the exact text, but that is the gist of the error.
Jun 23, 2017  • #16
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@EvilPeppard: That's strange! If you clear the login info on the Clipboard Syncing tab, apply the settings, then log in again, does that resolve it?
Jun 26, 2017  • #17
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EvilPeppard
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@EvilPeppard: That's strange! If you clear the login info on the Clipboard Syncing tab, apply the settings, then log in again, does that resolve it?


I have not tried to clear the login into, then re-enter it, since the problem goes away, at least for a while, by using the method I desribed above.

If I am presented with the issue again, I will try clearing my account info on all my installs (currently have beta 5 on two different computers), then see if the issue goes away permanently.

Thanks for getting back to me.
Jun 26, 2017  • #18
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sounds good, thanks!
Jun 27, 2017  • #19
g00py's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Toast Based Notification Interaction
I'd say one of the things keeping me from implementing as a full replacement for my tasks is that a trigger/manager should unobtrusive but as helpful possible.

For example. I have a AHK script that monitors my clipboard for a regex match on a ticket number and then shows a nonmodal toast in the corner. If I continue to type it dismisses, but during that timeout it listens for 1-3 and if i press those it chooses the action based on this.

Right now I'm not able to unobtrusively offer a toast type notification that is simple and unobtrusive that listens for certain keys or dismisses. I think that is key to me for an effective trigger action. I should have some choice of confirmation, but "toast" type, not modal, and it should stay out of my main work, just offering help.

That would be my first major input.

Organization of Saved Text
Secondly, after playing with this, I'd also suggest one other consideration. Using another popular keyboard manager, I was able to place certain logic to organize clips with Window Name/App Name or regex match and place in a "category tab". For instance, certain keyboards for powershell = organized to powershell snippets, sql to sql snippets, making it easier to find what I needed. This is not as critical, but would be helpful.

Performance
MAJOR improvements overall in performance. You worked wonders on this. Very very nice. I'm happy with the existing performance time now, it doesn't take a long time to load like previously.

Macro Editor/Testing
Would be nice to have a little more debugging/step through options on the code.

Native Powershell Support
Adding support for powershell as it's much more succinct on general windows tasks might be an awesome step at making this even more flexibly. Considering adding System.Management.Automation as native dll reference, and supporting the user putting in just a powershell script into the macro. This would be perfect for doing basic manipulation with a less verbose syntax.

Simple example. Identifying copied folder name, and macro to output file list as formatted table to the clipboard is as simple as:

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Stopping a service is as simple as

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With the ability to call .net methods as well,
[io.path]::Combine($path1,$foldername)
you have a ton of flexibility for quick scripts.

Just something to consider if it's straightforward to implement System.Management.Automation calling the user Powershell Macro. I believe it might be as simple as using the Invoke method from system. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd182449(v=vs.85).aspx.
Jun 28, 2017  • #20
Thomas Malloch (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for your feedback! I'll add your requests to our feature list and let you know if/when we're able to implement them. In the meantime, I looked as the MSDN page you linked and was able to put together a Macro that runs PowerShell scripts. It's not supported natively, but this Macro should make life a little easier in the meantime. Here's how to get it into ClipboardFusion:

  • Download the file attached to this post
  • Open the ClipboardFusion Settings window
  • On the "Macros" tab, click the "Import" button
  • Select the file you downloaded in the first step
  • In the window that pops up, you can review the code and assign the Macro a HotKey
  • If the code fails to run or compile, you'll probably have to find where the System.Management.dll is on your computer and replace the reference to it in the Macro with the path on your computer
  • Click OK to close the Macro Edit window, then OK again to save and apply your changes
• Attachment: PowerShell Test.cfmacro [12,810 bytes]
Jun 30, 2017 (modified Jun 30, 2017)  • #21
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