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VS Tips'n'Tricks: Clipboard Ring

Sep 24

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 8:40 PM  RssIcon

Did you just cut'n'paste something to the clipboard but thought DANG! I wanted that other thing that was there before! :<  Oh man, it's lost now.  Have no fear, it's not lost!  Introducing the Clipboard Ring!

You're a master of cutting'n'pasting, but every once in a while you cut or copy one thing too far and you've lost the second last thing you've copied to the clipboard. :<  If you're using Microsoft Word, Excel, or Notepad, that would be true!  But with Visual Studio you have an enhanced Clipboard Ring feature at your disposal!  It's utterly amazing, with the same CTRL+C or CTRL+X to add to the clipboard, it's automatically pushed onto the top of the clipboard stack or Clipboard Ring.  Then to cycle through the Clipboard Ring, you use the CTRL+SHIFT+V.  It's amazing!  Try it for yourself!

Cycle Clipboard Ring menu item

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Re: VS Tips'n'Tricks: Clipboard Ring

Is this the same thing I have in Word/Excel etc. that pops up this clipboard menu whenever I copy more than one thing. At times it has come in handy, but often it just annoys me. I can see how it would be useful in coding though.

By Darklight on   Tuesday, October 07, 2008 8:35 AM

Re: VS Tips'n'Tricks: Clipboard Ring

Unfortunately (or fortunately? :>) I don't see that behaviour in the latest version of Office. But if you're using Office 2003, this might help.http://justgeeks.blogspot.com/2007/09/disable-ms-office-2003-clipboard-ring.html

PS This is Sara Ford's blog entry about Clipboard Ring.
http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford/archive/2007/10/01/did-you-know-how-to-cycle-through-the-clipboard-ring-to-paste-different-things.aspx
If you don't already know, she the guru of VS keyboard tips's'tricks! Subscribe to her blog!

By phenry on   Saturday, September 27, 2008 8:02 PM

Re: VS Tips'n'Tricks: Clipboard Ring

How did you live without this? :p

By Dave L on   Tuesday, October 07, 2008 8:36 AM

Re: VS Tips'n'Tricks: Clipboard Ring

Hi Dave, sorry for not replying earlier than now (DOH! 2008 to now 2010, just a taaaaaaad late DOH!). Thanks for the comment.

Living without this? Welll, I'm guessing people/devs just got used to a one level stack kind of thing, but now we have some MORE power (cue the Tim Allen chant, chest thumping LOL). Odd, seems like there are a lot of VI features slowly but surely coming into VS. DOH! Did I JUST say VI? Oh man.

By phenry on   Tuesday, July 06, 2010 2:42 PM

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