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UltraEdit and the clipboard

UltraEdit tip (discovered just now): If you keep trying to copy and paste between UltraEdit and other applications and it just doesn’t work, the chances are that you’ve accidentally hit Ctrl + 1 through 9, which is the UltraEdit shortcut for selecting a custom clipboard. Hit Ctrl + 0 to get back to the Windows system clipboard and have everything behave as it should again. I suppose this feature could be useful, but I’ve got ridiculously fast at hitting Ctrl + Windows Key and typing “notepad” whenever I want to dump my current clipboard contents somewhere temporary without losing it.

This is UltraEdit and the clipboard by Simon Willison, posted on 6th April 2003.

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