Ditto clipboard manager and some shortcut keyboard know how.

Ditto is a free extension to the Windows Clipboard. You copy something to the Clipboard and Ditto takes what you copied and stores it in a database to retrieve at a later time. I find this an excellent tool. …

Copy things to the clipboard with your mouse (highlight text and copy) or using keyboard shortcuts:
Ctrl-C with text selected in a text editor.

Open Ditto by clicking its icon in the system tray or by pressing its Hot Key which defaults to Ctrl + ~ (hold down Ctrl and press the back-quote (tilde ~) key.)

Double click or press enter on the item to paste it to the previous window.



1. Clip = Copy = Something copied to the Clipboard (e.g. using Ctrl-C).
These appear as items in Dittoโ€™s Main Window list.

Every Clip is composed of one or more Formats, each having its own Type, e.g. ANSI text, Unicode, BMP images, html, xml, etc.
Each Format represents a different aspect of the object you copied onto the Clipboard.
Every Clip also has a Description that is extracted from the beginning of the Clipโ€™s CF_TEXT Format.

The Description is used to represent the Clip in Dittoโ€™s list and is searchable using the Filter Box

2. Target or Focus Window = the window that Ditto pastes to.

3. Title Bar = Caption = Displays the number of Clips selected and the current Target window.

3. Saved Items List = History List = Lists the Clips saved from the Clipboard.

4. Filter Edit Box = Filters the List by Description.

After searching, a "C" button appears to the right of the edit box (also triggered by Alt-C), which Clears the filter and resets the list to its default view.


Key bindings:

Default Ditto window activation Global Hot Key

Close Window

Move focus to the next control in the current window

Toggle Ditto window between normal and always showing on top (persistent)

Paste Selected Items in the Target Window, or Enter Group (if the item is a Group)

Open the Clip Properties Dialog

Paste CF_TEXT (plain text with no formatting) only

Show Full Description in a tooltip

Select All

Clear the search filter

Show the hierarchy of Groups in a treeview

Go to the Parent Group

Go to the History Group (all Clips)

Go to the list of all Groups (no Clips)

Create a New Group and place the currently selected Clips in that Group

New Group

Cut, Copy, Paste Clips between Groups (this does not use the Windows Clipboard)



7 thoughts on “Ditto clipboard manager and some shortcut keyboard know how.

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