Checking or unchecking the Include Formatting check box
when more than item is selected in the History list no
longer results in an error message. Instead, the text in
the Clipboard Text Contents window does not change and
subsequent entries in this window will be formatted or
unformatted, depending on the status of this check box.
The "Choose a Topic" window for selecting a tip
of the day by topic name now allows for sorting by name
The Options screen now opens at its last displayed page
during a ClipHint session.
This program now automatically retains its registered
state when an upgrade is installed on the same computer
for the same user.
Fixed the problem with pressing the Home or End keys causing
ClipHint to change the current selection in the History list when
the cursor (or insertion point) is in the Clipboard Text Contents
window. Now the selection in the History list changes in response
to pressing these keys only when the History list has the input
focus (due to clicking in it or tabbing to it). As a result, you
can now use these keys for moving around in the Clipboard Text
Contents window. Note that single clicking on the first or last
item in the History list will recall it. For other items, either
double clicking on an item or pressing the Recall, Previous or
Next buttons is required.
Virtually eliminated repeated entries appearing in the
History list. This occurred mostly when formatting was
turned off and ClipHint ran on a recent version of
Windows. There still may be occasional repeated entries.
This appears to be due to Windows sending a duplicate
Clipboard message several seconds after an original
message. When you recall a recent entry in the History
list, the clip time appears above the Recall and Launch
Added a Refresh menu command to the System Menu to
address the problem of not being able to paste the
current text. This may be due the Clipboard running out
When the "Watch for Changes" check box or
system menu item is selected, ClipHint now clears the
Clipboard instead of displaying the current Clipboard
text. This prevents the last confidential item from being
displayed in the program.
Pressing OK or Apply on the Options screen when the
Registration page has been visited and the Activation
Code field is blank or this product has been registered
no longer results in a noticeable delay or a change to
the registration status.
Replaced the spins boxes on the Saving and Miscellaneous
pages of the Options screen with drop-down lists since
spin boxes may be difficult to operate when users don't
know that you can type in a number.
This program now saves its data when Windows reboots or
Saving to disk is now based on changes instead of new
items. This includes presses of the Delete, Merge and
Split buttons as well as selecting the Undo Delete menu
Read-only text boxes now have a white background when
there aren't any editable text boxes in the same window
and a light background when there is an editable text box
in the same window. This change makes the text in read-only
text boxes easier to read.
Enhanced the "Tip of the Day" window. You can
now see a list of topics and choose a topic by name or
number. In addition, the text window is no longer
editable and the tips are no longer stored in an external
file. The menu command is now "Show Tip of the Day"
instead of "Tip of the Day".
The Recall button is now above the Previous and Next
buttons. This makes it easier to find quickly.
ClipHint now makes a daily data backup file. This file
may help in case your computer crashes while the data
file is being written and is named ClipHint.dat.bak. To
use it, close ClipHint, find this file using Windows
Explorer, rename or delete ClipHint.dat and rename
ClipHint.dat.bak to ClipHint.dat.
A search term is added to the search list when an item is
selected, the Back button is pressed or the Forward
button is pressed. Pressing the Recall button retrieves
the last item that is selected (unless the reference
point is on the first item) and pressing the Back or
Forward buttons retrieves subsequent ones.
ClipHint now saves and restores up to the last 10 unique
search terms. You can clear this list from the Searching
page of the Options screen.
Launching a web link or file, splitting an item, and
setting the mark point now require that a single item be
selected. Recalling an item also requires that a single
item be selected except when several items are selected
due to searching.
Pressing the Home or End key results in the first or last
item being recalled into the Clipboard.
Switched to a newer install program since some people
were having problems with the old one. Since that program
is not designed to create installation programs that run
on Windows 95 or Windows NT 3.51, the minimum system
requirements for ClipHint now include Windows 98 and
Windows 4.0. However, ClipHint.exe is included in
ClipHint2.2.zip and should work on Windows 95 and Windows
Launching a Web link now handles links that start with
Pressing the Enter key when the cursor is not in the
Clipboard Text Contents window no longer causes the
program to exit.
On the Numbers page of the Options screen, the Other
radio button will now be selected if appropriate.
Text will no longer overwrite the scroll bar(s) in the
Clipboard Text Contents window. This sometimes occurred
when the text changed while the program was minimized.
When the Clipboard Text Contents window is empty, the
character count will now display "0 characters".
Loading a data file from the Saving page of the Options
screen will no longer freeze the program. Also, the OK
button will become a Close button after loading or saving
The Previous and Next buttons will be grayed out when
something other than text is copied. Examples include
images and files.
When something other than text is copied, the program's
title starts with ClipHint and a dash to distinguish it
from titles that appear when there is text in the
When the Clipboard is empty, no item in the History list
will be selected, the Previous and Next buttons will be
grayed out and the corresponding menu items will also be
When ClipHint is running on a Vista computer, the cursor
will now change to the hand cursor when it is over the
link in the About box. This feature previously worked
only on other versions of Windows.
This program is no longer called 2Paste since that sounds
too much like toothpaste. Its new name is ClipHint since
placing the mouse cursor over its Taskbar button shows a
hint of the text in the Clipboard (when this button's
label is not fully visible).
Formatted text can now be displayed and recalled. You can
switch between formatted and unformatted versions of a
History item. You can modify the font and/or color of the
Clipboard Text Contents window or a text selection.
The text in the History list is now limited to 500
characters. If the text in the Clipboard Text Contents
window is longer than that, the corresponding list text
ends in ellipses ("...") and the rest of the
window text is stored elsewhere. Previously, the list
text was limited to about 1000 characters and the
remaining text was discarded.
This program no longer displays the list of files that
are in the Clipboard since the focus is on formatted text.
Pressing Enter when the cursor is in the Clipboard Text
Contents window will now insert a line break into the
Previous History items are restored when the program
starts. This program saves data after a number of items
are added to the History list and when the program closes.
Multiple items can be selected and deleted.
ClipHint has a one-step Undo Delete feature. It does not
have multiple-step undo so you can get rid of
information, such as passwords, that you did not want
this program to capture. After deleting such information,
wait two seconds and press the Delete key again. This
delay prevents responding to accidental double clicks.
You can also uncheck Watch for Changes to conceal text
from this program.
The beginning of what is previous or next in the History
list is now displayed on the System menu. Right clicking
on ClipHint's Taskbar button will show this information
when an item is selected and has the focus rectangle. The
last item you clicked on will have the focus rectangle
unless you delete it.
You can now mark the current position in the History list.
By doing so after copying the first of a set of items you
would like you to paste, you can easily return to the
first one and then sequentially paste them into an
This program ignores Clipboard operations when it is in
the foreground so you can use such operations to modify
the text in the Clipboard Text Contents window.
Previously, Clipboard operations were ignored when this
program was restored (i.e., not minimized). The result
was that Clipboard items were missed if you forgot to
minimize the program after restoring it to the screen.
You can launch items that represent Web links, documents
or programs. Be sure to include the filename's full path.
ClipHint will not freeze when a program that receives a
launched item crashes. Some programs, such as Word 97,
will not close immediately in response to a close command
after receiving a launched document. Just be patient.
You can merge History items or split an item. When
merging, you can specify characters and/or a new line to
go between items. Splitting separates an item into
individual ones, based on line breaks.
You can search for an item in the History list. On the
Searching page of the Options screen is a check box for
allowing typos when searching. In addition, there are
radio buttons for selecting the reference point for
sequencing through found items. Note that a space matches
any number of spaces, tabs, carriage returns or line
feeds. (The last two are used for ending paragraphs or
for line breaks.)
Numbers may include a thousands-separator character. By
default, this character is a comma. It could also be a
dot, a space or any other character.
The ClipHint Mini-Window is a small window that helps you
sequence through consecutive items. It stays on top of
other windows. Its navigation buttons are on the left so
they can be pressed when this window has been moved
partly off the right side of a screen. Items are recalled
by single-clicking on them. It main advantage is that it
reduces that amount of mouse motion needed to recall
consecutive items. The buttons on its right side can be
used to rearrange or delete History items.
Pressing the Change List button switches the History list
between the Main List and the Retain List. By default,
the Main List is limited to 250 items and the program
does not limit the size of the Retain List. You can use
the Retain List to store items that you will use
frequently. In practice, the History list box can hold up
to 32,767 items as long as there is enough memory
available to store the text of these items.
There no longer is a trailing carriage return/line feed
pair at the end of a list of files. When a single file is
in the Clipboard, it is now easier to convert the name to
When an item is deleted from the previous-items list, the
horizontal scroll bar will be adjusted, if necessary.
Items are now added to the History list even if they are
repeats of recent items. This way it is easier to
sequence through items and find those that were just
The title bar and tool tip state "[empty]" when
the Clipboard is empty instead of "[other data
The title bar and tool tip state "[image]" when
the Clipboard contains a bitmap instead of "[other
data format]". (Pressing Print Screen places a
bitmap in the Clipboard.)
Long text items in the title bar and the tool tip are
followed by ellipses ("...") to show that not
all of the text is displayed.
The first nine items in the previous-items list will not
be repeats of each other.
A clear-clipboard button, a delete-item button and a
watch checkbox provide more control over how 2Paste