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Options and Configuration > Options Dialog > Pasting

Exploding PowerPaste

While PowerPaste will normally paste one clip at a time, you may have text that is formatted such that ClipMate can pick it apart and paste the individual fields.  For example, it may be "comma delimited".  ClipMate's Exploding PowerPaste can break the data up into "fragments", and paste the individual chunks of the clip.  For more information on how it works, see: PowerPaste.

To configure, you need to determine what characters determine a fragment.  You will commonly use commas, tabs, line-breaks, or spaces. Tabs are denoted with a \t and linefeeds are \n.

For a space, just put a space in the delimiter.  The default set of delimiters is:  ,.;:\n\t

You can opt to have the delimiter stripped out, and there is an option to have spaces and control characters stripped out as well.

PowerPaste Loop

There is a new "loop" option for PowerPaste.  But it's not on this dialog, it's on the main menu, under Edit.  Click to toggle it on and off.  If it is set to LOOP, then when you finish the PowerPaste sequence (either exploding or regular), it will start over instead of quitting.

PowerPaste Shield

If you have trouble with other applications interfering with PowerPaste, causing it to "fast-forward", then you can use this option to enable PowerPaste to operate in "stealth" mode, hiding the clipboard updates from other applications.

This allows PowerPaste to proceed normally, without the other applications being able to prematurely trigger the PowerPaste advancement.  In rare cases, the application that you are pasting into (the target application) may rely on the clipboard notification, and this option may need to be turned off.  But usually this should not be the case.

When PowerPaste ends, the regular clipboard notification is restored.

Filter Outbound Clips

This toggles the Outbound Clip Filtering option.  There are two modes: Active and Passive.

Passive filtering requires you to bring ClipMate to the foreground and then dismiss to the background, and as it loses focus, the clipboard is updated with the filtered clip.  This is similar to the way that the outbound filter worked in ClipMate 6.5.

Active Filtering updates the clipboard as soon as any new clip arrives. If you copy HTML from FireFox, for example, ClipMate records the clip, capturing the various formats (Text, RTF, HTML, etc..) as directed by the Application Profile.  But within 1/2 second, the clipboard is updated with the plain-text version of the clip.  You'll hear a "whoosh" sound as this happens.  Now you can paste as "plain-text", without having to interact with ClipMate at all.

Note:  Outbound filtering, particularly in the "active" mode, will disable the ability to copy/paste files within Windows Explorer.  This isn't a bug, it's just a side-effect of what you're instructing ClipMate to do: replace the clipboard contents with plain text.  Future versions of ClipMate 7 will allow you to have further control over the filtering, so that you can make exceptions and accommodate special cases like this.