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Vista includes a program: clip.exe which will direct standard command prompt (DOS prompt) output to the clipboard.  Just “pipe” or “here document” to clip.exe and the result goes to the clipboard. ex:  echo “hello, world!” | clip ex: dir | clip ex: clip < readme.txt Again, this is available on Vista.  If you are using […]

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You can easily clear the clipboard to remove sensitive information.  Just copy something else, and it’ll overwrite the clipboard.  By default, windows has no “clipboard history”. Unless you’re running a clipboard manager (such as ClipMate), you can clear the clipboard by copying something else on top of it. If you are worried about a co-worker […]

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If you visit a website and are asked if you’d like to allow the site to read your clipboard, you probably want to say NO.  Unless you’re expecting the web page to be reading your clipboard, you should not allow it.  It could be something sneaky, possibly gathering passwords or credit card information. This blog […]

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