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  1. Join Date : Jul 2015
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       13 Oct 2016 #1

    DOS vs. Windows10 copy memory


    I miss greatly a feature of a DOS 3rd party utility. The paste keyboard shortcut was intercepted and altered to cause a popup screen listing the most recent copies to choose from or ignore. I don't suppose there's some buried command/setup for this ability?

    Mark
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       13 Oct 2016 #2

    That sounds familiar but the memory is vague. Can you describe it in more detail? It would not be a clipboard utility since Dos did not have a clipboard. Or am I misunderstanding it completely? Exactly what gets copied and what "versions" are displayed in the menu?

    IOW, it is not clear what exactly is being "pasted" where.
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  3. Join Date : Aug 2016
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       13 Oct 2016 #3

    markg2,

    Trying to understand the question...not sure I do.

    Are you looking for a 'paste' keyboard shortcut?

    Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert Pastes text at the cursor.
    Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert Copies the selected text to the clipboard.
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       14 Oct 2016 #4

    I get the impression it was a Dos hotkey program. Probably a TSR that popped up a menu. But it is vague. A program name might clarify.
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       14 Oct 2016 #5

    The question I posted was sort of vague, but give me a break here, we're talking ~35 years ago and I can't remember what the h*ll happened yesterday ;-)!

    Seriously, I have no idea what the program was called but it definitely was a TSR. The salient point that sticks with me was the 'popup' screen that was a numeric list of n last pastes or inserts of data that the TSR retained in some sort of memory buffer that you could use the cursor arrow keys to move up/down and select sing the enter key.

    I'm thinking that I had gotten those text segments into memory using the applicable select/copy/etc Wordstar keyboard shortcuts.

    For current applicability, I'm looking for a similar app that would keep prior copy actions in memory (you set the memory allocation/# of copy items for example) and that list of copies could be 'recalled' to the screen in a numeric list that you would then click on whichever prior copy you now wished to paste into the current document.

    Mark
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       14 Oct 2016 #6

    It sounds like what you want is a clipboard manager. There are many free ones that save all or some of the text you copy or paste. Some allow you to create rules to avoid saving stuff you do not want. Some also save graphics. I would check the freeware sites such as Snapfiles.com Softpedia.com etc..

    Also reviews like this one may help you choose the clipboard tool with the features you want.

    Edit: I know what you mean about remembering. The most famous utility TSR was Borland Sidekick. And I had to google "Borland TSR" because I could not remember the name. Then there was DesqView that allowed you to switch to another program without closing the current one. It seems like another galaxy far away now.
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       14 Oct 2016 #7

    Thanks for the heads up on clipboard managers.

    Geez, this is like old home week. I was a huge fan of Sidekick (and Borland's Quattro).

    As someone said, 'thanks for the memory'!

    Mark
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  8.    14 Oct 2016 #8

    .. talking about Borland memories...

    I started my development journey with Borland C++ back in the day... actually reading stuff, understanding then applying ... unlike now with the copy-paste MSDN stuff...

    Hello world?! LOL.

    ... back to topic, clipboard memory is application dependant... but easy to implement...I think Clipboard clears with each copy so one has to set a memory stream to retain the copied data.
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       14 Oct 2016 #9

    markg2 said: View Post
    Thanks for the heads up on clipboard managers.

    Geez, this is like old home week. I was a huge fan of Sidekick (and Borland's Quattro).

    As someone said, 'thanks for the memory'!

    Mark

    Yeah. Every month in PC Magazine there would be another TSR. I would type the code in and run it on my XT clone. Using theirs as a framework I wrote a couple of my own. Just to learn how to do it. No break-out switch. If I made a mistake and locked up the machine I had to cycle the power.
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       14 Oct 2016 #10

    Superfly said: View Post
    .. talking about Borland memories...

    I started my development journey with Borland C++ back in the day... actually reading stuff, understanding then applying ... unlike now with the copy-paste MSDN stuff...

    Hello world?! LOL.
    I bet like me you did some of the Herb Shildt books. Am I right?
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