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Pinned items functionality is so cumbersome!

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I can't find an easy way to pin an item. According to other posts, it seems I have to use the syncing option! ClipboardFusion is doing things backwards.. giving too much importance to syncing. Why can't I just pin an item and not worry and go through the cumbersome process of syncing? What if I don't care about syncing? What if I have don't have an internet connection or the connection is down? This is bad design. Let me sync if I want to use it. It should be an option and not the only way to do things.

I tried the pinned item hotkey modifier option. It kept complaining about keys being in use. Yes I have apps using hotkeys. That dialog window also keeps popping when I am selecting other options in this tab.

Then the 'Manage Synced Items' has no entries in any tab. There's no option to add an entry. Where do the entries come from?? I gave up on this.

Then there's the macros option. Why?? I hate this option. Made for programmers and it's clumsy.

I have used other clipboard managers and it's dead simple to pin an item. You either add it in a pinned area, or make an exiting one permanent. ClipboardFusion chose the convoluted way of going through syncing online. Not to mention there's no documentation on anything. I am trying to like this app but I am having a hard time.

There should be a balance between ease of use/user friendliness and offering options for added functionality.

In other posts some users have been complaining about the pinned items options and the reply was we will look at it. I doesn't look like it got any improvements.

The syncing option is only useful for people who have this app installed on more than one computer. Therefore it makes no sense to make a basic feature (pinned item) dependent on syncing online.
Mar 4, 2016 (modified Mar 4, 2016)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Local pinned items and permanent history retention are definitely our top two most requested features. We're starting to plan for a new major version of ClipboardFusion soon, and we'll be looking into what it will take to add those to it :)

We'll be sure to post an update here when we have more news.

Mar 8, 2016  • #2
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Right Paddock21213
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When you're doing the local pinned items please, please do it such a way that when I paste a pinned item it does NOT overwrite the current clipboard item - I need to copy XX to clipboard in application 1, then paste pinned item AAA in application 2 and then paste XX in application 2.
Apr 17, 2016  • #3
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The latest ClipboardFusion Beta versions now have the ability to keep a persistent local history, and you can pin items locally as well, without having to sync them :)

Jul 3, 2017  • #4
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Wapper V48003
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When you're doing the local pinned items please, please do it such a way that when I paste a pinned item it does NOT overwrite the current clipboard item

Just downloaded the latest trial and I cannot find a way to make it paste pinned items without overwriting current content of clipboard.
Like Right Paddock21213, I need to copy-paste single items between two applications in a standard Windows way, occasinally also pasting pinned fragments from ClipboardFusion. I don't know how to do this conveniently.
I also don't see a clear reason why pasting pinned item should change the History table. It is pasting, not copying.
Otherwise great product, helped me a lot, thanks.
Aug 30, 2018  • #5
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@Wapper V48003: If you right-click the item in the History list and choose "Type Text," it will type it out, instead of putting it onto the clipboard and pasting it. Hope that helps!
Sep 5, 2018  • #6
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