Automatic clipboard paste
Is it possible to do this - text I copy to the clipboard (from any program/app) is automatically pasted into an open Notepad++ file?
No, not natively. What I can think of is a python script which would monitor the clipboard continuously
and if it differs from previous capture do the required action. But this means you need to have python script plugin
It’s not a feature that was ever officially requested (this forum is just fellow users, so we cannot change Notepad++ code). And even if it had been requested, it would likely have been ignored or rejected, because Notepad++ is not a Super Clipboard Tool or Clipboard Recorder, it’s a Text Editor.
However, Notepad++ does have the Edit > Clipboard History feature. Originally, it only showed the history of Ctrl+C/Copy from inside Notepad++, but I just proved to myself that with a recent Notepad++, if I do Ctrl+C from my browser window, it does show up in Notepad++'s Clipboard History panel. So you can then double-click from the Clipboard History panel to put the clipboard text into your active document.
@PeterJones I know it’s a text editor but there are plugins for odder stuff than what I, and Zane, was looking for so not that far fetched IMHO if someone had made one or a script.
I know of clipboard history but it only goes half way to help me so that’s why I’m here. But I’ll go look for some clipboard program instead.
text I copy to the clipboard (from any program/app) is automatically pasted into an open Notepad++ file?
I have something like this in an old script. I haven’t used it in a long time, but give me a little time to dig it up and blow the dust off of it…
Notepad++ does have the Edit > Clipboard History feature
Yes, but it feels a bit like an unfinished feature.
What I notice is missing most is the ability to put an old bit of history back into the clipboard (easily).
All you can do with this is view old clips partially, and insert old clips into the current document at the current position.
It might be cool to allow insertion into the Find what edit box (just one idea).
I suppose one could argue, forget this feature entirely and just use something like Ditto as a global clip manager. But perhaps for some (or a lot of people), their IT departments allow Notepad++ usage, but not something like Ditto.
Similar request: https://community.notepad-plus-plus.org/topic/24732