The application coloring acts as a focus indicator. If in color the app is active, it is ready for pasting and other user interaction. Tip: Use 3x Ctrl or any alternative shortcut to quickly activate / deactivate (show / hide) Clipà.Vu
The gray-scale appearance means that Clipà.Vu is in an inactive (unfocused) mode. The app will still run in the background and collect all copied clipboard contents but you must activate it for items pasting. Tip: Use 3x Ctrl or any alternative shortcut to quickly activate / deactivate (show / hide) Clipà.Vu window
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Current Clipboard Content
This area visualizes the content that is currently stored in your Windows Clipboard. This is the content that will be pasted by pressing Ctrl+V in any application. With Clipà.Vu you can always peek at this area to be sure what your current Windows Clipboard content is.
Clipboard History is the core of Clipà.Vu application. Any content you copy to you Windows Clipboard will be stored in Clipboard History. History can contain up to 999 items. That means you can quickly reuse clips you created 5 minutes ago but also clips that are several months old. Double-click any clip and it will be pasted directly to your target document AND moved to your Windows Clipboard. Tip: Use shortcuts to quickly open Clipà.Vu on its History page.
Contents you use repeatedly can be marked as Favorite Clips. You can store any clipboard content as a favorite clip and reuse it later by clicking the appropriate favorite line. The easiest way to create a favorite is to right-click on any clip in your History and mark it as favorite. Every clip can be nicknamed. Sometimes it is easier for you to remember (and quickly find, resp. filter out) the given item by its nickname than by its content. Tip: Do not forget to use Clipà.Vu shortcuts to quickly open Favorites page.
A useful tool for marking your texts with the current date and time in your preferred format(s). Click on the green ‘+’ button and spend some time on understanding how to create custom timestamp patterns. After you have created your pattern all you need to do is to double-click the given item and it will timestamp your target document.
A tool designed for developers. Please ignore if you do not know what GUID is.
Mini User Interface
In case you prefer Clipà.Vu occupies a minimum of your screen real estate then switch to the Mini UI. This is a very good option in case you work with a laptop or notebook. You can always switch back to the default user interface within seconds. This switch can be done in Options (the gearwheel icon on the top of the user interface) or via the right-click on the Clipà.Vu tray icon (right bottom corner of your screen, next to the system clock).
All lists support the right-click functionality. Just right-click on an item and you will be served with a set of options related to this item.
Definition Clip Item is a representation of a single clipboard content accommpanied its description and actions that can be done with this content. Default Height By default you can see 2 lines of text of every clip item. Visual Division Every clip item is devided into two columns: The left (colored) one and the right (white) one. It is important to know that clicking on each area will perform different actions. Tip: Use shortcuts to quickly perform clip actions.
Clip Item Expanded Height
The first mouse click will expand the clip height into 4 lines. That will reveal more content and also secondary and tertiary cilp actions (blue area).
Clip Item Type
Every clip has its type. The white T in the blue area stand for Text, indicating it is a text item. Currently supported types: Text, Image, Email, WWW link, Timestamp, Guid
The small number next to the type symbol shows the item order in the list. Tip: It is handy to use numbers as keyboard shortcuts to quickly perform clip actions. E.g. pressing the key 2 on your keyboard will move/paste exactly this item because it is numbered as item #2.
This icon represents the clip source – the application the clip was originally copied from.
This is the most important area that carries the clip content itself. In this example it is a piece of Wikipedia text about Orion constellation.
Elementary Clip Actions
Please notice! The following description is based on the default Clipà.Vu options. Those options can be changed directly in the program under Settings > Advanced.
Primary Action (Copy clip to Clipboard)
If you click on the clip content area – i.e. anywhere on the main white area the primary clip action will be performed. Primary action is copy to Windows Clipboard by default but this can be changed in Options. Tip: The same can be achieved faster via keyboard shortcuts.
Secondary Action (Clip to Clipboard AND to the target app)
If you click on this icon the clip will be not only copied to Windows Clipboard but also pasted directly to the target application / document. Tip: The same can be achieved faster via keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl modifier).
More Item Actions
Point your mouse to the right and you will see hamburger and cross icons. Cross icons obviously deletes the clip, hamburger icon offers even more clip actions. Tip: Use Del key to delete the clip. Check program Options to personalize the clip behavior.
Clip Popup + Additional Clip Actions
This feature gives you an access to the whole clip content and to all actions you can perform with it. The next section will describe its individual UI elements.
Popup Elementary Actions
The (above described) three clip elementary actions are duplicated also in the popup – just for your convenience.
Add / Remove Favorite
Add / remove this item to / from your favorites collection. After you marked some item as favorite you will be able to find it in your favorites collection (the yellow tab with the star symbol).
Pin / Unpin Clip
If pinned the item will be placed on the top of your history collection. Useful as ‘temporary favorited’ item.
Edit the item or give it a nickname. You can change the clip content or you can assign it a memorable ‘nickname’. That makes its future pasting extremely easy because it can be found very quickly.
Delete the given clip from your collection.
Every clip has its length. This piece of information is usable especially when you have to decide about several similar clips.
Clip Creation Date
Is the date and time when clip was created.
Is the program the clip was originally copied from.
Is the program the clip can be directly pasted to. It is the app that had the focus just before you activated Clipà.Vu. If you use “Paste into” action the clip will be pasted there. Of course it is possible only to paste it to the application that supports the given format – picture can be pasted to Paint program but not to Notepad.
Start typing and observe how History and Favorites collections shrink in their corresponding results. Tip: There is no need to manually click on the text filter area prior you start typing.
See only clips of a given type (text, image, etc.)
See only clips created within a given time period.
Reset All Filters
This button resets all filters independently on the combination those were used in.
Always On Top
If pinned Clipà.Vu window will be always visible on top of all other windows.
Choose your preferred options, tune up Clipà.Vu behavior.
Help button. It opens this web page.
The exact behavior of the close button depends on the mode Clipà.Vu is running (can be changed in Options) but generally talking this button closes (minimizes) the application main window while leaving the application still running. The only way to exit the application is via the tray icon.
To be a powerful and maximally productive user you must learn some basic keyboard shortcuts. To make it easy we created an interactive shortcuts tutorial. It is highly recommended to use this tutorial for the first days/weeks. Hide it once you learned enough.
Tray Icon is the only way how to exit Clipà.Vu application. It also offers a quick access to some other options and links to our websites.