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Switch clipboard contents using a simple GUI

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Multi Clipboard

Switch clipboard contents using a simple GUI
Images, text, files and other formats are supported with unlimited amounts of saved clipboards able to be created.
The idea of this is to easily switch clipboards with a simple click in a GUI. It comes with a built in listener for Ctrl + Windows + C

Main GUI

What Is This?

This is my solution to constantly overwriting my clipboard. It is a GUI that acts like a hotbar, click on a virtual clipboard to place it on your actual clipboard. Some command line support has also been added in the form of setting and clearing clipboards.

Getting Started


  • Python >= 3.5
  • Windows

Installation and Usage

Installing Via PyPi

To install the package from PyPI, execute:

python -m pip install multi-clipboard

Now you can run the project anywhere using:


Installing Via the Repository

You can install this project using this repository by following these steps:

  1. Clone/download the repository
  2. Open cmd/terminal and cd into multi-clipboard using cd multi-clipboard
  3. Execute python install

Now you can run the project anywhere using:


Running the Package From Source

Don't want to have to install the package? Follow these steps:

  1. Clone/download the repository
  2. Open cmd/terminal and cd into multi-clipboard using cd multi-clipboard
  3. Install requirements using python -m pip install -r requirements.txt and install this if pywin32 doesn't install
  4. Run the project using python -m multi_clipboard

GUI Usage

  • Click on clipboard to switch to it (will close automatically on selection by default)
    • You can also use TAB to highlight the clipboards and then press ENTER to set the currently selected keyboard
  • Right click menu on each clipboard to individually delete/set
  • Click on the trash to delete all clipboards
  • Click on the plus button to create a new clipboard
  • Settings for the GUI can be toggled easily in settings window. In here you can:
    • Change window settings (opacity, frame, stay on top...)
    • Toggle the listener
    • Make the listener start on user login

Opening the GUI With A Mouse Click

If you rather a double click opposed to typing mutli-clipboard in the terminal, open the project and then click the settings button. On the right you will see a button labeled "Create Shortcut"; clicking this will ask you where you want to save a shortcut script (VB script).

Command Line Usage

  • multi-clipboard - Opens GUI
  • multi-clipboard -s [clipboard] - Will load data from that clipboard if it exists
  • multi-clipboard -c * - Delete all clipboards
  • multi-clipboard -c 1 - Delete clipboard 1
  • multi-clipboard --start-listener - Starts the listener if it isn't running
  • multi-clipboard --stop-listener - Stops the listener if it's running
  • multi-clipboard --current - Check what clipboard you are currently on

The Listener

This package has a built in listener which listens for Ctrl + Windows + C (Left control). This can be enabled in the GUI's settings under "Toggle Listener" or by arguments as described above. This also comes with a feature to make the listener start on startup. To enable this, go into the GUI's settings and click "Listener Autostart" to toggle it on/off.

GUI With Settings Open

Main GUI with Settings

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Improvements That Can Be Made

  • Save all the current sub-clipboards in a table for each virtual clipboard
    • One table references the clipboards table which also has preview in it
    • n many tables for each clipboard containing [type, content]. Will need to be re-constructed to correct formats when assigning e.g. bytes, string, tuple.
  • Generate an executable

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