Clipboard Toolbar

Recently I got a new computer at work. I had the occasion to use your comments at Power User Setup and it was great to not have to wrack my brain remembering all that stuff. There is one annoyance that should be added to the list: The blasted clipboard toolbar that appears when you copy more than once. I have absolutely no use for this thing. I wonder who does.

Using the information at How to prevent the Office Clipboard toolbar from appearing when you use multiple Copy commands in any Office 2000 program, I add the AcbControl DWORD item to HKey_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0CommonGeneral and set its base to Decimal and its value to 1.

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8 thoughts on “Clipboard Toolbar

  1. There are several annoyances like that.

    Office Assistant – like to kill that worthless @#$@#@#

    Whoever thought of key change because you held the shift key down too long or pressed it too many times should be hung at dawn from the nearest yard arm.

    The window key and menu keys are equally a pain in the @#$@@#.

    I am sure there are more but those are the top three for sure.

  2. “Whoever thought of key change because you held the shift key down too long or pressed it too many times should be hung at dawn from the nearest yard arm.”

    This is part of Windows’ Accessibility Options, which you can turn off in the control panel.

    “The window key and menu keys are equally a pain in the @#$@@#.”

    Do you hit them by accident? I find them very useful.

  3. Sounds like someone should write a little routine that does all this setup stuff automatically. What would really be cool would be to have a single customized dialog box with all these knobs and switches in one place. Then you could easily user-select what you did and didn’t want to do. I really like that registry adjustment for eliminating the clipboard. That should be in there for sure.

  4. Dick, I like the Office Clipboard in 2003. I find it easy to keep off until I want it and more functional when it’s on, although it is enormous. I’m sure in XL12 it will be so smart it will paste stuff without even having to ask you!

    John, another assignment, when will I sleep?

  5. The Office Clipboard COULD be useful, but the main problem is that it can’t store formulas. Copy a range of formulas, and paste them elsewhere using the Office Clipboard, and you get values only.


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