Is there a lightweight/freeware copy/paste clipboard manager that does this:

Select Hello Blabla (i.e. two words separated by a space)

[Copy shortcut]

[Paste1 shortcut] => pastes Hello
[Paste2 shortcut] => pastes Blabla

I would like to not have to select Hello and Blabla separately and copy them separately.

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    Welcome aboard. As with almost all new guys, you have forgotten to tell us which o/s this app should run on. It would also help if you tell us whether it must be free, or if you have a budget. As you are quite active on Stack Overflow, including the C++ tag, I can tell you that the best free Windows clipboard manager, bar none, is Ditto. You can get the source code here and edit it yourself, or you can request the author to implement your feature. Good question ! Oct 26, 2017 at 12:51
  • Thank @Mawg for your answer! I have set the tag Windows, should I also mention this in the question?
    – Basj
    Oct 26, 2017 at 12:55
  • Yes. You might also consider the gratis tag. Check out Ditto. It does not do what you want, but it beats the bejazus out of whatever you are currently using. A great question & I hope you find an answer, but I strongly suspect you will have to modify Ditto or request such a feature Oct 26, 2017 at 12:57
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    gratis tag was already added ;) Thanks for the info about Ditto I'm going to use that!
    – Basj
    Oct 26, 2017 at 12:58
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    Now that I'm reading my comment again, sorry for this "<ranting mode on>" comment @Mawg ;) I tend to be too focused on details sometimes! Thanks again for your advice, and I'll post another comment or answer if I find the perfect clipboard manager I'm looking for.
    – Basj
    Oct 26, 2017 at 21:53

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As the requirement is quite specific, the easiest route for you is probably to write a custom Autohotkey script for this, or modify one of the existing ones.



Ditto seems to be a cool software, as mentioned in the comments, by I'm looking for a more minimalist tool.

We just wrote this with a friend: CopyCopyPastePaste on Github, open-source.

It finally doesn't exactly do what I asked in the question, but something very similar.

  • Feel free to accept your own answer, to help others who read this question in future Mar 29, 2018 at 9:41

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