How do I view the clipboard using Vista?

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I found a file in windows/system32 called clip.exe but it isn't opening anything. It looks like it's trying to open something, a window opens and then closes again, but it happens so fast I can't tell if its even the clipboard viewer trying to open or something else. Can anyone help me to open my clipboard viewer, if its even available in Windows Vista?
 

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After some more searching I have found an answer. In case anyone else is wondering the same thing I'm posting what I found. I don't know if this is the only answer or if it's the best answer, but it worked for me.

From what I understand, you can't view the clipboard in Windows Vista. If you can find someone who has Windows XP and get them to send a copy of clipbrd.exe from their c/windows/system32 folder, you can copy that file into the same folder in Vista and it works, easiest to create a shortcut to that from wherever you find easiest to open it from (eg: desktop, quicklaunch or start menu)
 

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how about if your like me and dont know anyone with xp, we still have a problem finding the elusive clipboard :heink:
 

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Hi!
Clip.exe simply opens and closes because it needs to be run within a command prompt/window.
The sad news is, it's not actually a "Clipboard Viewer," like we used to have in previous versions of Windows. It's just used to redirect things into the clipboard via a command.
I have a vague memory of sometime in my past, some OS I've used (X Windows? NeXT?) that had a queue of items in the clipboard instead of just one item. This was quite useful. I've often went to paste something important, only to discover that I unwittingly erased it by copying something else into the clipboard. :(
Kind regards,
Jonas
 

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open START key (bottom left ikon of dest top)) go to WORD. look on upper right box says "getting
started" choose "clipboard"
basically it is hidden in WORD
 
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I really hate word for vista, it's much more complicated but I just figured it out.
Open Word
Open the Home Tab
And in the top left corner right under the paste button there is a little sliver with the word, clipboard.
 

Zoron

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Word or Wordpad? Word does NOT come with Vista... it is a separate product and it also bundled with MS Office. Some OEMs will have a 60-day trial version installed and others will have it as an option to purchase when purchasing the computer.
 

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Thank you for this tip.... it was on the left top for me, anyway I found it and I truly apppreciate your post. Kathy
 

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this only shows the thing I just accidentlly put in there. I wanted the thing that was there before I made the copy mistake. I guess a cumulative list doesn't exist.
 

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cool; thanks. I'll have to give that a try!!!
 

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Search CyberMatrix Clipboard Magic 4 (freeware). I am just now trying it and no conclusions yet, it is text only, however, it's free.
 
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