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Using the Main ClipClip Interface


Here you can find a brief description of the main ClipClip window and it's menus.


Always on top: Enable to show ClipClip on top of all other windows.
Minimize to taskbar
Minimize to the notification area
Exit application


Clear latest clips: Remove all the latest clips.
Save latest clips: Save all latest clips as files.
Force clips update: Manually update the grid if new clips are not detected.


Enable the clipboard monitor
Enable instant copy: Automatically minimize the manager when copying a clip.
Enable instant paste: Automatically paste the selected clip from the Paste Menu
Enable auto-{simplify/remove} formatting >
Simplify formatting: Remove all styles except those supported by Markdown.
*A warning should be visible above the grid when this option is enabled.
Remove formatting: Convert to plain text by removing all styles.
*A warning should be visible above the grid when this option is enabled.

Enable screenshots >
No delay
1 second
2 seconds
3 seconds
4 seconds
5 seconds
Start screen recording


Import settings
Export settings





This menu is only available when running a debug build.

Open file log location
Show principal roles
Change tray icon
Register context menu
Unregister context menu
Copy latest test data
Enable windows messages logging
Show window message log

Navigation Pane

This pane allows navigating through the following items;

Clipboard (contains latest clips)

Anything you copy to the clipboard while clipboard monitoring is enabled appears here. Clips can be filtered by date, context or type by expanding this item.

Shortcuts (contains pinned clips)

You can pin clips to your shortcuts to make sure you can access them more easily, and in case it’s a latest clip that is being pinned, it will never be deleted automatically.

Inbox (hidden folder containing saved clips or cloud clips)

This is the default location for any new clip when you do not specify a location. If you enabled CloudConnect then these clips will be accessible on your other devices. They are stored within a hidden folder but they’re not encoded.

Folders (contains saved clips or cloud clips)

You can select any folder on your hard drive or on a cloud storage service such as Google Drive or Dropbox to be included in ClipClip.


The grid displays the clips in the selected navigation pane item and includes the following information;


Shows some of the text or a thumbnail in case of image data.


Clips can be renamed as needed but cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? < > |


Plain Text, Rich Text, HTML, File(s), or Image.


Shows when the clip was last modified relative to the current time.

File Size

This option is hidden by default but can be enabled by right-clicking the grid header.

Context-Menu Options

These operations are available from the context menu;

(i) Hold Ctrl to drag as a file > You can drag clips to folders within ClipClip, or to other windows. If you would like to treat the clip as a file instead of data, hold the Ctrl key while dragging. This way, you can attach clips as files when uploading through a web browser. With Gmail, you can use either option: including an image as an attachment or including it within the body of your email.

Copy clip with formatting (Ctrl + P)

Updated on: 01/03/2023

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