Ditto Getting Started
Ditto is an extension to the Windows Clipboard. You copy something to the Clipboard and Ditto automatically takes what you copied and stores it in a database to retrieve at a later time. This is useful for copying multiple lines of text then pasting them all in one go to a program like Notepad.
- Run Ditto.
- Copy things to the clipboard, e.g. using Ctrl-C with text selected in a text editor.
- Open Ditto by clicking its icon in the system tray or by pressing its Hot Key which defaults to Ctrl + ` – i.e. hold down Ctrl and press the back-quote (tilde ~) key.
- Double click or press enter on the item to paste it to the previous window.
- Copy Something copied to the Clipboard (e.g. using Ctrl-C). These appear as items in Ditto’s Main Window list.
- Every Clip is composed of one or more Formats, each having its own Type, e.g. ANSI text, Unicode, BMP images, html, xml, etc. Each Format represents a different aspect of the object you copied onto the Clipboard.
- Every Clip also has a Description that is extracted from the beginning of the Clip’s CF_TEXT Format. The Description is used to represent the Clip in Ditto’s list and is searchable using the Filter Box
- Target or Focus Window = the window that Ditto pastes to.
- Global versus Local Hot Keys
- Filter Box
- Transferring Clips over a Network
- Ctrl-` -- Default Ditto window activation Global Hot Key
- Enter -- Paste Selected Items in the Target Window, or Enter Group (if the item is a Group)
- Ctrl-C -- Places current item on the clipboard
- Esc -- Close Window
- Ctrl-Space -- Toggle Ditto window between normal and always showing on top (persistent)
- Ctrl-E -- Edits the current clip
- Ctrl-N -- Creates a new clip
- Alt-Enter -- Open the Clip Properties Dialog
- Shift-Enter -- Past CF_TEXT (plain text with no formatting) only
- F3 -- Show Full Description in a tooltip
- Ctrl-A -- Select All
- Alt-C -- Clear the search filter
- Ctrl-G -- Show the hierarchy of Groups in a treeview
- Backspace -- Go to the Parent Group
- F7 -- Create a New Group and place the currently selected Clips in that Group
- Ctrl-F7 -- New Group