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Just purchased ClipboardFusion and I'm enjoying it already! I have a feature request that I think may improve this application.

Currently, I use autohotkey to define hotkeys for essentially 3 separate clipboards (copy1, paste1, copy2, paste2 etc...). With AHK, this only works for text. This, especially combined with a keyboard with programmable keys (eg Logitech G15) makes for very efficient editing of documents where one is constantly needing to copy and paste several of the same items in different orders - (ie copy two items from a document, then paste them into another).

I could see this integrating easily with your pinned items, simply by defining a hotkey that would copy to a pinned item (that already has a key assigned to paste). So basically, all that would be needed is the option to add a second hotkey to pinned items for copy, in addition to the one for paste. Get it?

From the other posts I've read here, developers seem pretty responsive. Hopefully this idea makes the cut for a future version!

Edit: Just figured out the "Pinned Item HotKey modifier" option after reading this post about a similar feature request:

http://www.clipboardfusion.com/Discussions/View/multiple-clipboard-locations-or-at-least-primary-secondary-paste-if-not-this-is-feature-request/?ID=a81a29dd-3bdb-4a45-99e6-bd0095a7fc06.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this currently only works to paste, right?
Jun 30, 2014 (modified Jun 30, 2014)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Yep, that's only for pasting from the Pinned Items. It wouldn't be possible to do what you're looking for with the Pinned Items at the moment, because they can only be set by pinning Recent Items, and re-ordering them manually.

However, I think you could do what you were looking for by creating three separate macros that paste the first 3 items in the History menu. I've attached the three macros needed to do this. You can import them on the Settings > Macros tab, and assign hotkeys to them. Note that when you copy text (Ctrl + C), the last item you copied, will be the first thing in the History menu, so you might want to assign something like Ctrl + Shift + F1 to the "Paste Third History Item", Ctrl + Shift + F2 to the "Paste Second History Item", and Ctrl + Shift + F3 to the "Paste First History Item" macros. That way, if you copy three things using Ctrl + C, Ctrl + Shift + F1 will paste the first thing you copied, etc.

Hope that helps!
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Jul 2, 2014  • #2
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Thanks, Keith, that's awesome and almost perfect! Any way to just use a macro to store the text in the clipboard as a string rather than using history items? The way I was using this with AHK, I could continue to use the clipboard without having to worry about it erasing what I had stored in my 3 "custom clipboards" or worrying about their order.

I know it would only work for text if done that way, but that's all I'd need.
Jul 4, 2014  • #3
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Ok, there's not really a reliable way to do it that way right now unfortunately, but we'd love to investigate further to figure out what we'd need to add. Would you be able to send over your AutoHotKey script, so we can get a better idea of how you're achieving it at the moment?

Thanks!
Jul 7, 2014  • #4
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