Multi Clipboard

15 Aug 2018 Projects Python Clipboard GUI Hits

A simple clipboard manager so you will never find yourself copying the same thing twice. Images, text and files are supported and unlimited amounts of saved clipboards can be created. Switch clipboard contents using a simple GUI.


Switch clipboard contents using a simple GUI
Images, text, files and other formats are supported with unlimited amounts of saved clipboards able to be created.
The idea of this is to easily switch clipboards with a simple click in a GUI. It comes with a built in listener for Ctrl + Windows + C

Main GUI

Find the project on GitHub here

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What Is This?

This is my solution to constantly overwriting my clipboard. It is a GUI that acts like a hotbar, click on a virtual clipboard to place it on your actual clipboard. Some command line support has also been added in the form of setting and clearing clipboards.

A Simple Demo

Demonstration

Getting Started

Prerequisites

  • Python >= 3.5
  • Windows

Installation and Usage

Installing Via PyPi

To install the package from PyPI, execute:

python -m pip install multi-clipboard

Now you can run the project anywhere using:

multi-clipboard

Installing Via the Repository

You can install this project using this repository by following these steps: 1. Clone/download the repository 2. Open cmd/terminal and cd into multi-clipboard using cd multi-clipboard 3. Execute python setup.py install

Now you can run the project anywhere using:

multi-clipboard

Running the Package From Source

Don't want to have to install the package? Follow these steps: 1. Clone/download the repository 2. Open cmd/terminal and cd into multi-clipboard using cd multi-clipboard 3. Install requirements using python -m pip install -r requirements.txt and install this if pywin32 doesn't install 4. Run the project using python -m multi_clipboard

GUI Usage

  • Click on clipboard to switch to it (will close automatically on selection by default)
    • You can also use TAB to highlight the clipboards and then press ENTER to set the currently selected keyboard
  • Right click menu on each clipboard to individually delete/set
  • Click on the trash to delete all clipboards
  • Click on the plus button to create a new clipboard
  • Settings for the GUI can be toggled easily in settings window. In here you can:
    • Change window settings (opacity, frame, stay on top...)
    • Toggle the listener
    • Make the listener start on user login

Opening the GUI With A Mouse Click

If you rather a double click opposed to typing mutli-clipboard in the terminal, open the project and then click the settings button. On the right you will see a button labeled "Create Shortcut"; clicking this will ask you where you want to save a shortcut script (VB script).

Command Line Usage

  • multi-clipboard - Opens GUI
  • multi-clipboard -s [clipboard] - Will load data from that clipboard if it exists
  • multi-clipboard -c * - Delete all clipboards
  • multi-clipboard -c 1 - Delete clipboard 1
  • multi-clipboard --start-listener - Starts the listener if it isn't running
  • multi-clipboard --stop-listener - Stops the listener if it's running
  • multi-clipboard --current - Check what clipboard you are currently on

The Listener

This package has a built in listener which listens for Ctrl + Windows + C (Left control). This can be enabled in the GUI's settings under "Toggle Listener" or by arguments as described above. This also comes with a feature to make the listener start on startup. To enable this, go into the GUI's settings and click "Listener Autostart" to toggle it on/off.

GUI With Settings Open

Main GUI with Settings

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