Inserting text with hotkey saves it to clipboard

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    Inserting text with hotkey saves it to clipboard

    I have some info assigned to hotkeys. When I enter into a form the string is also saved to the clipboard. How can I prevent this?
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    What program is involved? The Windows Clipboard holds only one item at a time but the newer versions of Microsoft Office holds several more clips, maybe a couple dozen. Does your Hotkey function first Copy then Paste? If so the appearance of the data in the Clipboard is normal.
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    I use Hotkeyp for hotkeys. Here's a shot of the setup window. To my knowledge no copy action is done by the program unless I specify it in the Macro Parameters slot. I tried with Autohotkey and the results are the same. I do have MS Office installed but not running constantly.

    I use a desktop gadget (Clipboarder) which displays previous clips. Each can be dismissed with a mouse click and that's what I'm doing. It's a potential security problem if personal data are saved to the clipboard every time they are invoked.

    In Windows a second inserted item doesn't replace the first (saved) one, so Ctl-V will still insert the first item.
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    In Autohotkey you might be able to make use of this:
    clipboard = ; Empty the clipboard.
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    Ah, so. Thanks for the lead.
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    Sorry to report: there does not appear to be any "clipboard =" command in my installation ( At least I couldn't find it in Scite help. Instead I got an option to install SmartGUI Creator. When I attempted to install it I got a warning that my computer was disabled. The warning window could not be closed and I had to reboot to continue. Seems like a virus. There are references to "clipboard =" on Google but I have no idea how to use it.

    ... OK, correction: there is a clipboard but Scite help doesn't recognize it. Online help explains it. And it works.
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