First Steps


Action Mode

Action Mode provides a clean user-friendly interface to execute almost all the other components of Clipjump. Activated with the default configurable shortcut Ctrl + Shift + A, it provides easy keys to run components of Clipjump. Action Mode easy keys can be totally configured through ClipjumpCustom feature.

[v9.9.1] Action Mode is the default shortcut to execute any functionality in Clipjump. If you want to create System-Level shortcuts for these functions, you should use the Settings Editor OR ClipjumpCustom.
TIP - Use keys 0 to 9 to change channels through Action Mode. Just press channel number when ActionMode popup is active. These keys can be overwritten through ClipjumpCustom.ini .

Search in Paste mode (Search-Paste Mode)

[v10.6+] Press F to activate the Search feature in Paste mode (This is Search-Paste Mode). A box should come above the tip.
From here, you can search for specific text among all the clips in all the channels. Here are the key points- The search follows the partial search methodology as seen in the History Tool.

Important Info

When using Search-Paste mode, the clip pointer will not be affected provided you end the activity with Search-Paste Mode. That is you use either Enter to paste or Home/Esc to cancel.

Example - The active clip will stay as it is (like Clip 4 of channel 0) even if you search something and that is in 5th clip of {6} channel. Use Enter to paste it and you will find that the active clip in Paste Mode is still clip 4 of channel {0} when you reopen it with Ctrl + V.
Clip pointer is not kept (updated) if you press Ctrl + F in Search-Paste Mode to close the search window. All other Paste Mode shortcuts like Ctrl + E for export, Ctrl + Space for fixate are still valid in Search-Paste Mode. While searching if you arrive at a tip you want to paste with a custom paste formatting, you can use Ctrl + Z and then Enter instead of Ctrl + F to close search window, then Ctrl + Z to a paste format and then release of Ctrl. The former method here will keep the clip pointer preserved as it ends with an action of the Search-Paste Mode and that's the rule of thumb to understand this topic.

Tip - You can change shortcuts in Search-Paste Mode through ClipjumpCustom.ini.
Tip - Search for IMAGE to find images.
Tip - You can make Paste Mode always start with search enabled from the Settings Editor.

Multipaste in Search-Paste Mode

You can use Ctrl + Enter when search is active in Paste Mode to paste without closing the paste and Search-Paste Mode. Unlike Paste Mode, here after first paste with Ctrl + Enter, the release Ctrl action will not change to cancel. So you don't need to hold Ctrl as you always do when [Search-Paste Mode] is active.

Paste Formats

previously denoted by NO-Formatting Mode

[v10.7.3+] (Custom) Paste formats are possible as a plugin feature in Clipjump. With these, you can paste any clip as UPPERCASE, SentenceCase... or even trim off formatting from copied HTML.
To choose a format to paste with, you will have to activate it in the Paste Mode. As like many features, it is also available with a special key. In Paste Mode, use the Z key as a cycler for the various formats available.
When you reach to the format of your choice, release Ctrl to paste. The clip will be pasted in the selected format.
Press Ctrl + V (activate Paste Mode) again. You will see that your selected format is still active. Use Z to change it.
Note - To not remember last used formatting on Paste Mode restart, use the setting Always start paste mode with default formatting.

How it works?

All paste formats are powered by their respective plugins. Clipjump loads all the available paste formats from the plugin folder, creates a list and accesses them when user demands pasting/previewing from a plugin. You can too create your own paste format provided you know AutoHotkey, the simplest programming language.

Note that that Paste formats don't permanently change the clips. They are copied into memory and the 'memory-copy' is what is changed at the time of action.
TIP - To make a paste-format as default for Clipjump , see the option Default Paste Format in the Settings Editor.

See Also - Default Paste Formats distributed with Clipjump
See Also - Video demonstrating use of paste formats

The Fixate Option

The Fixate option is meant to hold a current Clipboard at a fixed position while positions of all other Clipboards change.
Thus, if a Clipboard is fixed at [Clip 1], it will stay there at Clip 1 even after numerous Copies and Cuts.
This can be useful if you want a Clipboard entry to be easily accessible every time you go in Paste Mode using Ctrl + V.
Please note that Clipjump remembers last pasted clip's position. So, if you have just pasted [Clip 5], Clipjump will start from [Clip 5] the next time you press Ctrl + V.
Use the A in Paste Mode to go back to the first clip and thus change the clip pointer permanently.

Using Fixate

Pressing SPACE while in Paste Mode toggles the Fixed status of a Clip. If you reach the clip of your choice and want to fix it, press SPACE and you will notice a [FIXED] written after Clip x of y.
This means the clip is Fixed there. As said above, pressing SPACE again on the fixed clip will remove the FIX from it and the [FIXED] from the tip will disappear.

Note that the DeleteAll option will delete FIXED clips too.

Edit Clips in Paste Mode

[v10.6+] Press H in Paste Mode to start editing a clip.
The Paste mode will end and your default_editor or default_image_editor will open the clip. The default_editor and default_image_editor can be configured from the System section ofSettings.ini. Once the editor comes up, change the clip according to needs, save the changes and then exit the editor. Clipjump will respond to the exit and update the clip. Alternatively press Esc anytime to exit.
Editing works for all types of clips but for text clips all formatting will be lost when they are updated.

Adding Tags to Clips

[v11.2+] Use the T key in Paste Mode to add tags to a clip. Tags show up in round brackets (tag) in the Paste Mode and they can be searched from the search in Paste Mode or the Channel Organizer. You can add tags to copied access-keys, passwords, shortened URLs... .
Use the Properties option in Channel Organizer to add/edit tag.

Multiple Pasting in Paste Mode

[v10.7.3] You can also use Enter in Paste Mode (while holding Ctrl) to do multi-paste. In this mode, you will be able to paste without closing the Paste Mode.
To do multi-pasting, tap Enter in Paste Mode. Once the first entry with Ctrl + Enter is pasted, releasing Ctrl will change action from 'pasting' to 'cancelling'. This change will be valid only in that session and once you have cancelled, everything will be back to normal i.e. release to paste and Ctrl + X and then release Ctrl to cancel.
The same feature is also available when Search-Paste Mode is active.

Copying Paths to Clipjump

Copying File content to Clipjump

Export and share Clipboards

Clipjump supports exporting clipboards as files which can be stored as a record OR send to a friend.
The feature is accessible by tapping E in Paste Mode and by the shortcut Ctrl + E in the History Tool.
The lip or lipboard when exported will be saved in My Documents with a name exportx.cj where x is a variable.
The .cj file extension when used with Copy File Data directs Clipjump to load the file contents into itself.

Copying and Moving Clip

[v10+] Clips can be copied and moved from one channel to another from the Paste Mode.
To do so, press X when in Paste Mode to change to Cancel Mode. While still holding Ctrl, press X again and again till you reach to Move clip and Copy clip mode. Release Ctrl to confirm.
You will see a list of channels to copy/cut clip to. Select a channel and click OK.

Deleting clip after pasting (popping)

[v12.3+] To automatically delete a clip right after pasting it, hold Shift along with Ctrl and then release both of them simultaneously. This will first paste the clip and then delete it. The active clip will be set to the clip right after the deleted clip.

Selective Windows Clipboard

Many a times there are situations where you are not allowed to paste using the old shortcut Ctrl + V (like in Command Prompt).
There the Selective Windows Clipboard Option comes handy.


Cycle through the clipboards by Ctrl + V or C .When you reach the clip of your choice, press S while holding Ctrl.
You will see a Confirmation System Clipboard has Clip x in the form of a tip. That's it. Now, the Right-Click -> Paste or any other option except Ctrl+V will paste the clip you had choose like it is currently stored in system clipboard.

Copy Clipboard to Buffer (Hold Clip)

[v10.9+] Hold Clip feature allows you to copy clipboard to a buffer location from where you can either paste the data or copy it to the currently active channel.
No shortcut for holdclip is assigned by default but the option has been provided in the Settings Editor. Once you have created a shortcut for holdclip, use it copy the selected text/file/folder/anything to the buffer.
When copied, you will see a tip previewing the clip and all available options. Press F2 to open clip in Common Formats GUI, Ins to insert clip to channel and Ctrl+V to paste it.
Note : Pressing OK in Common formats GUI exits Hold Clip. So you can reuse Hold Clip when the output message box is shown.

Tip - Want HoldClip feature to cut rather than copy data to buffer. Try this Customization --
bind = Ctrl + Win + X
STORE.holdClip_send = ^{vk58}
; virtual key 58 is X , so ^x = Ctrl+X
run = holdclip

Sound when copied

[v9.8.1+] Clipjump can be configured to make system beep when some data is copied to it. The setting can be found in the Settings Editor as Beep when copied. To change the frequency of the beep played, navigate to the Advanced section of Settings.ini and change the value of beepFrequency to your liking.

Changing Paste-Mode shortcut

To force Clipjump Paste Mode to be activated by some other key other than Ctrl + V, you can use the Settings Editor of Clipjump.
Simply open the editor and look for the Paste Mode(Ctrl +..) value in the Shortcuts group. Change the default V in the box to some other key to make the Clipjump Paste Mode to be activated by the Ctrl-combination of that key. Make the value blank to disable Clipjump Paste Mode.

Disable Clipjump

[v9.7+] You can disable Clipjump ( i.e. clipboard monitoring and Paste Mode ) from the Tray Menu as well as Action Mode. In Action Mode, this option is available with the easy key D.

Auto disable Clipjump at certain windows

Clipjump can be temporarily automatically suspended when a certain window is active with this feature. The feature requires the active window's class which can be very easily managed with the Ignore Windows Manager located in the Tray Menu>Tools or in the Action Mode with easy key L.
Use the Add Class button in the manager to start a tooltip application that shows the class of the active window. To make a window active, simply make it foreground by left-clicking on it.
Use Delete Class button to delete a value.
Note that you will have to restart Clipjump once you have made changes to the Settings.ini for them to take effect.

Resetting Clipjump

[v9.5+] To reset Clipjump to its default settings and remove all the data created by Clipjump on your computer , use this option . The option can be found in the About window for Clipjump. The data that will be removed includes history items, Paste Mode clips, extracted icons and the settings file.

One Time Stop

Many a times you have applications that use Clipboard's common transfer to extract data from various locations. These apps can be a headache when used with as consistent a tool as Clipjump.
The One Time Stop feature just solves this problem. Available with O key in Action Mode,you can call it once to make Clipjump automatically ignore the next data and linked content that is transferred to System Clipboard and so Clipjump. In this period, what really happens is that the Clipjump Clipboard Monitoring is deactivated.
Note - When Clipboard Monitoring is disabled (as in One Time Stop) , Clipjump's tray icon will become dark.

Note - One Time Stop is deactivated when Paste Mode is accessed in the one time stop activated period.

Shortcut List

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