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There must be dozens of clipboard managers, and a lot of them are pretty likely to be an improvement over whatever offering ms puts up.
I've been using Ditto[^] for a while, now. For me, its killer feature is that it preserves the clips through reboots (with a manually editable/transportable db), but it also does all the "standard" stuff that most clipboard managers do, e.g. file copy, formatting preservation, paste options (including case options and adding/removing line feeds), clip groups, quick dial, search, etc.
Oh, and its pop-up/click-off-to-close window is easily resizeable and movable.
I'm betting that the windows one only gives you a fraction of the functionality, at many times the footprint (I somehow don't think I'll be installing winio just to find out).
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I was always using ClipX but unfortunately it doesn't work well on Win10.
I've also checked all the Clipboard apps and none come close to ClipX usability... maybe it's time for me to write something similar.
I've used ClipX for years, including now on a fully-updated Windows 10 Pro. No problems at all. I'm using version 18.104.22.168. If you are using a different version, maybe give this one a go. If you can't find it, message me with an email address and I'll email it to you.
I'm using ClipX 22.214.171.124 beta 7 x64 (Jul. 6th, 2008) and it happens occasionally that it stops receiving the clipboard data or it completely crashes. It worked perfectly in Win7, but it stopped in Win10.
Anyway do you use 32bit 3.8 in 64 bit environment and everything works?
In my novice days - mid-1980s, before Windows had become dominant on the desktop - I was working on an office automation suite. We introduced a clipboard mechanism with multiple clips, but the customers found it to complex in use. They were asking us to make something simpler, like what they had seen on PCs.
So we added an "anonymous" clip where you didn't have to identify it, similar to the simplistic mechanism in Windows and other systems. After that, we never heard any customer ever refer to the multiclip mechanism.
Users of today are certainly more sophisticated wrt. tool use than those of the 1980s. Still, I would personally continue to use the simplistic Ctrl-C Ctrl-V in 98% of the cases, rather than a more functional mechanism where I would have to choose. OK, there are still 2% left, so I do see the value of a multi clipboard. In a few special cases, that is.