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#233519 19-Apr-2018 13:05
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I find myself having to copy and paste the same things from a doc into an app over and over.


Is there a utility where I can pre-copy some of the more frequent text blocks so that I can just click them to have them auto-paste into the app?


Both the doc and the app are in Chrome if that helps.


I have been googling, but I haven't found the Goldilocks solution yet.


Thank you.

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  #1999296 19-Apr-2018 13:09
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I do plenty of Copy-Paste in my day to day work, I use an aftermarket mouse with two thumb buttons set to copy and to paste.


It's a simple way to speed up my work.

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  #1999298 19-Apr-2018 13:14
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A clipboard manager app?


I presume you've looked at these sorts of things already.  What is it that is stopping the Goldilocks solution? Too something or not something enough?




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  #1999315 19-Apr-2018 13:48
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Currently I have all my text "clips" in 2 google docs (about 200 clips, they do change, but not very often), I then double-click or highlight the text to select the entire clip, do ctrl-c to copy, flick to the other tab for the website, and then do ctrl-v to paste. Of those 200 clips, there will be 10 or so on any given day that are copied and pasted way more frequently than the others, but seldom are they conveniently located close to each other. So I'm constantly swapping between tabs, searching and copying from one and pasting into the other. This actually works but I'm thinking there is room for some streamlining. 


Utility should ideally be free.


Something like Sticky Notes is ok , i can store my frequent text clips there, but I still have to select and copy from it before i paste elsewhere.


I just would like to select the clip (one click to select and copy) and then go to the other app (its a website) and just click or go Ctrl-V to have it pasted.


It would also be great if it remembered my clips between sessions.


As everything is happening within Chrome, maybe an extension rather than a stand-alone app?


Being able to "nest" clips by category would also be good if it allowed for more clips to be stored.









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  #1999316 19-Apr-2018 13:49
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I use CLCL for my copy/paste solution

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  #2000472 21-Apr-2018 21:57
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I have used Ditto for years and often try to talk other people into trying it, I couldn't work without this database of things I have copied over the last few days.


You can also create groups and keep named clips for regular re-use.  I have quite a collection of SQL and programming clips that I use frequently.


Ditto  has been around for a long time but still works just fine on Windows 10.









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  #2000484 21-Apr-2018 22:37
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thanks @lesf , I did find a thing called Permanent Clipboard. but I will check out Ditto too.

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