Create Clear Clipboard shortcut in Windows 10

    Create Clear Clipboard shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create a 'Clear Clipboard' Shortcut in Windows 10
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    How to Create a 'Clear Clipboard' Shortcut in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The clipboard is a temporary storage area used by Windows. Information (such as text, files, graphics, sound, or video) can be copied to the clipboard from one program or location and pasted elsewhere. The clipboard can only hold one piece of information at a time. Whenever something is copied to the clipboard, it automatically replaces whatever was there before.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Clear Clipboard shortcut that will allow you to clear the contents of your clipboard as needed in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    When you click/tap on the Clear Clipboard shortcut, a command prompt window will quickly open and close to indicate that it has cleared the contents of your clipboard.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Download a "Clear Clipboard" Shortcut
    • Option Two: To Manually Create a "Clear Clipboard" Shortcut






    Create Clear Clipboard shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Clear Clipboard shortcut in Windows 10
    To Download a "Clear Clipboard" Shortcut

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

    Clear_Clipboard_shortcut.zip


    download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file..

    4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.








    Create Clear Clipboard shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Clear Clipboard shortcut in Windows 10
    To Manually Create a "Clear Clipboard" Shortcut

    1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\System32\cmd.exe /c "echo off | clip"

    Name:  shortcut-1.png
Views: 68114
Size:  26.2 KB

    3. Type Clear Clipboard for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Name:  shortcut-2.png
Views: 68809
Size:  25.0 KB

    4. Right click or press and hold on the new Clear Clipboard shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	New_Shortcut-3.png 
Views:	1943 
Size:	46.2 KB 
ID:	13165

    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\System32\DxpTaskSync.dll

    Name:  New_Shortcut-4.png
Views: 68056
Size:  57.8 KB

    7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
    NOTE: You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

    8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

    9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    11 Jan 2016 #1
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    Very handy..Thanks
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  2.    11 Jan 2016 #2
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    Glad it could help.
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  3.    16 Jan 2016 #3
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    Useful and works great, thank you Shaun
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  4.    16 Jan 2016 #4
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    You're most welcome Stephanie. I'm glad it could help.
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  5.    02 May 2017 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Went into Excel, open spreadsheet I use & started doing some copy/paste. Put a number in a cell. Copied the number to the next tab, then the next & the next & the next. And then the error came up "There's a problem with the clipboard, but you can still paste your content within this workbook". The icon goes away so that one does not know which cell is active. Go to next tab & click a cell to paste number into and icon is back. Paste the number and error comes up again & icon is gone.
    Double clicked on the shortcut. Tried again. Did the same thing again & on the 4th tab, problem starts again.
    Useful and works good for awhile. Then the same thing happens.
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  6.    16 May 2017 #6
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    you are the master of Windows brinkmanship
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  7.    16 May 2017 #7
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    I'm glad it could help namitutonka.
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