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Title: Somewhat Off Topic: Clipbaord Tricks
Post by: DAG_P6 on December 06, 2015, 08:12:49 pm
Since I just started a new job where installing a WinBatch compiler is out of the question, I finally got serious about finding a stand-alone program that performs the Clipboard Tricks that we all know and love. In almost no time, I found a worthy replacement that goes the Clipboard Tricks (as written - I know that I could easily add this feature!) one better, by wrapping file names that contains embedded spaces in quotation marks.  The program is Send To Toys, is freeware, and is available from http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/ (http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/).
Title: Re: Somewhat Off Topic: Clipbaord Tricks
Post by: DAG_P6 on December 13, 2015, 09:41:36 pm
After several additional days of use, I decided that SendTo Toys wasn't exactly what I wanted, and set off in search of other programs. A short search through the results returned by a new Google query brought me to CopyFileNames, which is an almost exact replacement for the Clipboard Tricks. CopyFileNames is available free for personal use, or as a $10 Pro version, for commercial use, from http://www.extrabit.com/copyfilenames/ (http://www.extrabit.com/copyfilenames/).

There are a couple of differences between CopyFileNames and the Clipboard Tricks.
Taking everything into account, I think this one wins hands down, especially since it puts the options right onto the main context menu, and works for files and folders.
Title: Re: Somewhat Off Topic: Clipbaord Tricks
Post by: ....IFICantBYTE on December 14, 2015, 03:16:22 pm
Don't you think it's strange that in your new job you are not allowed to install WinBatch or write your own compiled exe and use it in this new environment (I presume this is the case) but you are allowed to find random utilities, written by unknown developers, and then install and use them in the same environment?

We would take almost the opposite approach here where I work.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the utilities, but they are an unknown (could be doing anything else behind the scenes/ have issues/bugs etc) whereas a compiled exe that you wrote yourself would be less likely to do anything unwanted. And if it's scripting they are against, well, there is powershell, vb/vba, ie/javascript/com, batch files etc. etc that I bet you could still do there?


Title: Re: Somewhat Off Topic: Clipbaord Tricks
Post by: DAG_P6 on December 14, 2015, 11:19:28 pm
For one thing, at the moment, I am experimenting at home, although I have wanted for years to find a worthy substitute.

For another, since we store millions of complete credit card numbers (all 13-36 digits), I may not be able to get either past the front door, because anything installed inside the firewall must pass muster with the external PCI security auditors.
Title: Re: Somewhat Off Topic: Clipbaord Tricks
Post by: stanl on December 15, 2015, 12:46:04 pm
because anything installed inside the firewall must pass muster with the external PCI security auditors.

Ditto for where I work. There is an entire enterprise department that certifies any product used to produce anything that touches corporate data.