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Introduction

ArsClip is an excellent free utility that can greatly enhance functionality of Windows clipboard. The current version (3.1.3) is very stable. Program can have icon in Widows icon tray from which you can edit permanent items (see below). The program is written in Delphi 6 (now Turbo Delphi) and requires no installation.

The key functionality is associating test strings with macros: It can be done is three ways:

Press a configurable hotkey (I use mainly Win-<key> combinations as many of them are unused) and the preprogrammed macro (or simple string) will pasted into the current program window. Macro capabilities currently are limited to pressing several keyboard keys, inserting DATE macro and what is the most powerful capability running a program. The latter actually provides full blown macro capabilities if you use Win32 Unix utilities and then NirCmd, sfk, clip or other similar utility to put the resulting text into Windows clipboard.

ArsClip is a lightweight and support all current version of Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7). You can edit your clippings to include key stroke emulation (Enter and some other keys are supported). ArsClip also supports switching between groups based on the program. If you only use a certain set of clippings while editing your website, for instance, you can set them to only appear when you're active in FrontPage. The other set can be used when use work with Unix command line via Teraterm. ArsClip also supports multiline fragments, allowing you to create you own library of fragments right in ArsClip. For example commonly used Perl fragments can be collected and stored under program group corresponding to your Perl editor.

ArsClip also remembers the last 15 (by default) cut entries which you can convert to permanent entries anytime you find them reusable.

Key Features

Create a permanent item

  1. Right-click the system tray icon and choose "Permanent Items".
  2. The "ArsClip - Permanent Items and Groups" dialog box appear. Click on the "Default" group and then the "New Item" button.
  3. Type in a caption that will be displayed in the ArsClip menu for the item, then type the item to paste.
  4. Check the "Use Keystrokes / Commands" box to add keystrokes to the pasted item such as cursor keys. You can also clear the clipboard contents, run a command, wait 100 ms during the pasting, insert the date, or insert the current contents of the clipboard.
  5. If desired, click the "Set" button next to "Global hotkey" to select a hotkey to paste this text.
  6. Click "Save" to save your new permanent item, then close the "ArsClip - Permanent Items and Groups" dialog.

Permanent Items now support keystrokes and commands. For example you can insert date into the text of your permanent item you are typing using DATE macro. For example, to produce date in the format used in Softpanorama new items timestamps, you can use (Month as a three letter abbreviation currently needs to be put manually):

[KEYS][ENTER][UP] [ Mar [DATE="dd, yyyy"] ] [SPACE] [DEL] 

Capabilities provided are enough to produce automated login to the Unix server. For example, if you enter a user name, press tab, enter your password, and then press Enter. To insert Enter into you string click on the "Use Keystrokes" checkbox and click on the key button "Enter".

There is also a possibility to run a program, but in the current version the output is not piped into the clipboard.

In the new Permanent Item dialog you can import current content of clipboard by clicking the "Get Clipboard As..." or by CTRL+Clicking and item on the Popup and selecting the "Make Permanent As..." option.

AutoSwitch

ArsClip automatically saves the last Permanent Item group you last used with each program name. To change a group associated with a program, just switch to the group using the Popup (Use "Full Mode" if permanent items groups are not visible on the popup). The current list can be seen at "Permanent Items->AutoSwitch".


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[Jan 12, 2009] Changes in v3.1.2

New: "Search" popup item
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[Feb 17, 2008] Changes in v3.1.0

New: XP/Vista Theme Support
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New: "Edit Clipboard" system tray icon command
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[Jun 11, 2007] Changes in v3.0.3

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New: added Help/About tab to Permanent Items

Changes in 3.0.0

New: Right-Click menu item to show Menu (woohoo!)
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New: Program icon can be clicked on popup to Edit current item
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New: "[CLIPBRD]" keystroke/command that inserts current clipboard contents into a Permanent Item when pasted - making it a template.
New: added "-data" command line option to store data in the current user's profile
New: "Edit" button on preview window

[Feb 26, 2006] Changes in 2.8.6

New: Popup rewritten
New: Clickable cliptype icon to paste as formatted text
New: Complex text items configuration option for HTML, Unicode, and RichText
New: Improved ellipses (...) for URLs and filenames
New: Flush Everything system tray option
New: Automatically generated shortcut keys for all main popup items, including Permanent Items [when option enabled]
New: "SPACE" keyboard emulation option

[Mar 18. 2006] Changes in 2.8.7

Fix: text truncated when pasted twice and "Last:" Show Option enabled

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