stripClip: strip format from clipboard

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When copying text from one application to another, the original format will be preserved by the Windows clipboard if you’re copying from one rich text editor to another.

While this behaviour might be wanted in some scenarios, sometimes – when copying from Microsoft Word to a CMS backend for example – copying just the contents without the format would be the preferred way.

A quick & dirty solution is to copy the text first to the Windows Notepad, and then from Notepad to the target application – a way that might be suitable a few copies but also a way that get’s frustrating when having to copy a larger quantity of text snippets.

This is where stripClip comes in: a lightweight (32kb) application that – when active – strips the format from text the moment the text is copied to the clipboard.

License

stripClip is published under the Perl Artistic License 2.0

System Requirements

  • Windows 2000 or newer (32bit or 64 bit doesn’t matter)

Included Files

  • stripClip.exe

Usage

Just double-click on the stripClip.exe, that’s all. As long as stripClip is running, each time text is copied to the clipboard, its format is being removed.

To disable stripClip, right-click the tray-menu and disable „Active“ or exit the program by selecting „Exit“. You can enable a still running stripClip by enabling „Active“ in the menu entry.

stripClip uses the regisry key „HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\thul.org\stripClip“ to save its activation state.

To uninstall, delete stripClip.exe and delete the registry key (if you want to).

Disclaimer

This software is provided as is without any guarantees or warranty.

Use at OWN risk!

Changelist

1.1b [2015-07-30]

  • added: check to prevent running multiple instances
  • changed: application icon

1.1a [2014-04-10]

  • changed: application icon

1.1 [2012-09-11]

  • added: optional trimming of leading and trailing spaces

1.0a [2012-05-07]

  • changed: application icon
  • fixed: blurry application icon

1.0 [2012-05-06]

  • initial release

Download

stripclip (RAR-archive, 8,85kb)

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