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How to clear window's clipboard memory?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Eric, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Eric

    Eric Flightless Bird

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's clipboard memory?
    will window's clipboard only keep one thing at a time?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
    Eric
     
  2. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    Eric wrote:
    > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's clipboard
    > memory?

    ===========================================
    See the following article:

    How to Empty the Clipboard in Windows XP
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4841971_empty-clipboard-windows-xp.html
    ===========================================
    > will window's clipboard only keep one thing at a time?

    ===========================================
    Yes...one at a time and each new item replaces the last.

    --

    J. Inzer MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
  3. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:D979FFEA-D588-4031-B28F-2DA431E2517F@microsoft.com,
    Eric <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's
    > clipboard memory? will window's clipboard only keep one
    > thing at a time?
    > Thanks in advance for any suggestions
    > Eric


    Just copy a space or unprintable character into it.
     
  4. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 09:20:01 -0700, Eric
    <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's clipboard memory?



    Why do you want to do it? One way to get rid of what's there is simply
    to copy something else.


    > will window's clipboard only keep one thing at a time?



    Yes.


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    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  5. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Eric wrote:
    > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's clipboard memory?
    > will window's clipboard only keep one thing at a time?
    > Thanks in advance for any suggestions
    > Eric


    Look for a copy of "clipbrd.exe" on your C: drive.

    Paul
     
  6. spamlet

    spamlet Flightless Bird

    In Word it keeps loads of stuff. A very handy version of the old 'spike'.

    And you can delete it there too.

    Also, when you shut down you often get a message asking if you want to keep
    what's on the clipboard.

    And there is ccleaner too.

    S


    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:n75nr5lk4cda7njo2dao0ai6bc69m0gpmq@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 09:20:01 -0700, Eric
    > <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's clipboard
    >> memory?

    >
    >
    > Why do you want to do it? One way to get rid of what's there is simply
    > to copy something else.
    >
    >
    >> will window's clipboard only keep one thing at a time?

    >
    >
    > Yes.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  7. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 7 Apr 2010 00:00:25 +0100, "spamlet"
    <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    > In Word it keeps loads of stuff.



    That is a special Word clipboard, not the standard Windows clipboard.
    As I said, the standard Windows clipboard only keeps one thing at a
    time.



    > A very handy version of the old 'spike'.
    >
    > And you can delete it there too.
    >
    > Also, when you shut down you often get a message asking if you want to keep
    > what's on the clipboard.
    >
    > And there is ccleaner too.




    Besides what Word has, there are many other third-party clipboard
    programs that can save multiple things. However Eric's question was
    about the Windows clipboard.



    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:n75nr5lk4cda7njo2dao0ai6bc69m0gpmq@4ax.com...
    > > On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 09:20:01 -0700, Eric
    > > <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's clipboard
    > >> memory?

    > >
    > >
    > > Why do you want to do it? One way to get rid of what's there is simply
    > > to copy something else.
    > >
    > >
    > >> will window's clipboard only keep one thing at a time?

    > >
    > >
    > > Yes.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >


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  8. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    On Apr 6, 3:10 pm, "Ken Blake, MVP" <kbl...@this.is.an.invalid.domain>
    wrote:
    > On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 09:20:01 -0700, Eric
    >
    > <E...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's clipboard memory?

    >
    > Why do you want to do it? One way to get rid of what's there is simply
    > to copy something else.
    >
    > > will window's clipboard only keep one thing at a time?

    >
    > Yes.


    I just found out that I have no clipbrd.exe, yet I can still save
    screens.

    Interesting.

    Andy
     
  9. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Mint wrote:
    > On Apr 6, 3:10 pm, "Ken Blake, MVP" <kbl...@this.is.an.invalid.domain>
    > wrote:
    >> On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 09:20:01 -0700, Eric
    >>
    >> <E...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's clipboard memory?

    >> Why do you want to do it? One way to get rid of what's there is simply
    >> to copy something else.
    >>
    >>> will window's clipboard only keep one thing at a time?

    >> Yes.

    >
    > I just found out that I have no clipbrd.exe, yet I can still save
    > screens.
    >
    > Interesting.
    >
    > Andy


    The clipboard viewer is not necessary for the clipboard feature to
    function. But to add Clipboard Viewer, open Control Panel, Add/Remove
    Programs, Add/Remove Windows Components, double-click "Accessories and
    Utilities", double-click "Accessories" and add a check to the box left
    of "Clipboard Viewer".

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  10. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 19:17:19 -0700 (PDT), Mint
    <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > On Apr 6, 3:10 pm, "Ken Blake, MVP" <kbl...@this.is.an.invalid.domain>
    > wrote:
    > > On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 09:20:01 -0700, Eric
    > >
    > > <E...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's clipboard memory?

    > >
    > > Why do you want to do it? One way to get rid of what's there is simply
    > > to copy something else.
    > >
    > > > will window's clipboard only keep one thing at a time?

    > >
    > > Yes.

    >
    > I just found out that I have no clipbrd.exe, yet I can still save
    > screens.



    Three points:

    1. Despite what many people often say, clipbrd.exe is *not* the
    clipboard. The clipboard is not a program, it is just the place in RAM
    where what is clipped is stored. Clipboard.exe is the clipboard
    *viewer*.

    2. Although some people find the clipboard viewer useful, personally I
    never use it. If I want to know what's in the clipboard, I find it
    much easier just to paste it (and if I don't like it, I can easily
    delete what I pasted).

    3. If you want the clipboard viewer, see Elmo's reply in this thread,
    and follow his advice.

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    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  11. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    On Apr 9, 9:46 am, "Ken Blake, MVP" <kbl...@this.is.an.invalid.domain>
    wrote:
    > On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 19:17:19 -0700 (PDT), Mint
    >
    >
    >
    > <chocolatemint77...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > On Apr 6, 3:10 pm, "Ken Blake, MVP" <kbl...@this.is.an.invalid.domain>
    > > wrote:
    > > > On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 09:20:01 -0700, Eric

    >
    > > > <E...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clear window's clipboardmemory?

    >
    > > > Why do you want to do it? One way to get rid of what's there is simply
    > > > to copy something else.

    >
    > > > > will window's clipboard only keep one thing at a time?

    >
    > > > Yes.

    >
    > > I just found out that I have no clipbrd.exe, yet I can still save
    > > screens.

    >
    > Three points:
    >
    > 1. Despite what many people often say, clipbrd.exe is *not* the
    > clipboard. The clipboard is not a program, it is just the place in RAM
    > where what is clipped is stored. Clipboard.exe is the clipboard
    > *viewer*.
    >
    > 2. Although some people find the clipboard viewer useful, personally I
    > never use it. If I want to know what's in the clipboard, I find it
    > much easier just to paste it (and if I don't like it, I can easily
    > delete what I pasted).
    >
    > 3. If you want the clipboard viewer, see Elmo's reply in this thread,
    > and follow his advice.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup


    I agree with you.

    All someone has to do is a Shift-Insert to see what's in memory.

    Andy
     

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