Copy, Copy, Copy, Paste: PowerToy Needed.

Append To Clipboard, PowerToy required

I have a little request. What I'd like is a keystroke that appends the selected text to the current item in the clipboard.

Rather than doing this:

  • Copy, switch document, paste, switch back again.
  • Copy, switch document, paste, switch back again.
  • Copy, switch document, paste, switch... etc...

You could just go:

  • Copy, copy, copy, switch document. Paste.


For example, imagine we have this text:

And we want to extract just the bit dickens wrote: "it was the best of times, and it was the worst of times."

We highlight the first part of the quote:

and hit Ctrl-C, to copy this text to the clipboard

Next we highlight the second part of the quote:

and hit Start-C, to append this to the item currently in the clipboard

Switch to another document and hit Ctrl-V. The result is:

Better yet, consider a case where the items we're copying are spread over multiple pages, or multiple documents.

This feature could be useful for coders, editors, data entry people, composers, refactorers, thinkers and plagiarists.

First person to implement it gets a tip of the hat in gratitude.


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