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Sequential paste from history list (feature request)

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I'd like to be able to pick a starting point on the history list, and then enable an option that would allow sequential pasting (incrementing the pointer in the history list after each paste). There could also be an option to go in the reverse direction, decrementing the pointer after each paste. Sequential pasting would end when it reached the bottom or top of the history list, or perhaps even after a user selectable number of pastes.

This is handy if you copy several fields from a form (for example) and need to paste those values in sequence to another form.

I did see a macro that does this partially --
Although, it appears that the index just keeps incrementing. I'm not sure how it would get reset.

Jun 15, 2018  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
One of our devs here is looking into a way to do this with a ClipboardFusion macro. He'll update this post when he has a new version ready to try out :)

Jun 19, 2018  • #2
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Proposed sequential pasting would be a powerful feature. However, to realize it's full potential we will also need ability to re-order entries in history to arrange them for a specific pasting scenario. Simple disciplined copying to achieve desired order is not convenient.

Feature request: allow users to re-order entries in history by drag-and-drop or other UI technic
Jun 29, 2018  • #3
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I was able to implement this as a Macro. Here's how to get it into ClipboardFusion:
  • Download the file attached to this email
  • 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
  • Click OK to close the Macro Edit window, then OK again to save and apply your changes

This macro will paste the selected item in the History List, and with each subsequent use, it will increment the index it remembers and paste the next item in the History List.

As for reordering the History Menu, you feature request has been added to our list, and we'll let you know when we're able to implement this :)



• Attachment: Incrementing PowerPaste.cfmacro [18,504 bytes]
Jul 3, 2018 (modified Jul 3, 2018)  • #4
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Thanks Thomas, that works pretty well.

You do need some way to reset the index. Otherwise, you can only really use it once as the index will just increment until the end of the history list (and sit there). Probably another macro just to reset the index. I should dust off my C# and take a look. ;-)
Jul 12, 2018  • #5
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