You can open the program settings dialog box either by selecting
the menu item File->Options or by pressing
The "General" tab
"Show the full text in a tooltips" - The
dialog box for selecting the string to be
inserted will contain a hint with the full text being inserted
to the right from the selected string. This feature may come in
handy if you have a lot of strings and sometimes you fail to
remember the full text based on the short string.
"Remember latest pasted string" - If you clear
this checkbox, each time you open the String
Selection dialog box, the first string will be selected and all
folder will be collapsed. Otherwise Flashpaste will remember the
string you pasted last and automatically make it current.
"Automatically hide String Selection Dialog Box when
leaving its window" - If you open the String Selection
dialog box and change you mind, you may skip closing the dialog
box, but just switch to another window. The String Selection dialog
box will be closed automatically.
"Show Caption Area in String Selection Dialog
Box" - The String Selection dialog box can have a title
bar (good for dragging it on the screen) or it can have none.
Select the option that you like better. You can also use F12 to
switch between the modes right from the String Selection dialog
Checking the "Run on Windows startup" checkbox
will enable or disable running Flashpaste automatically when
You can also choose the program interface
language using the corresponding dropdown list.
The "Hot Keys" tab
"Main Hot Key" - You can specify a hot key to
open the dialog box for selecting the line to be inserted.
Double-pressing the hot key will open the main program window.
"Hot Key for quick pasting the string pasted
last" - pasting the last pasted text without opening the
String Selection dialog box. If you need to paste one and the same
string several times, there is no more need to open the String
Selection dialog box each time. Open it only once and then you can
use this feature.
Main Hot Key opens main window in String Selection
dialog (if unchecked all folders are collapsed and root
focused) - By default, pressing the main hotkey in the
string selection dialog opens the
main program window. If you prefer to
use the hotkey for minimizing all open folders and quickly move the
selection to the first line in the tree, clear this checkbox.
"Icon in systray" - When you launch Flashpaste,
it can place its icon in the system tray area (next to the clock).
If you click it with the left mouse button, the String Selection
dialog box will appear on the screen. If you right-click it, the
menu will appear. If you think that there is no need for the
program to place its icon in the systray, clear this checkbox.
The "Clipboard History" tab
"Enable Clipboard History" - Enables recording the clipboard history.
"Clipboard History Folder on top(otherwise on
bottom)" - If selected, the clipboard history folder will
be the first one in the line selection tree. If cleared, it will be
the last one.
If you have problems with copying data in Microsoft
Word\Excel when Flashpaste is running, it makes sense to
disable the clipboard history for these applications by selecting
the corresponding checkboxes in the settings of Flashpaste (F4).
Unfortunately, we cannot find a mechanism that would work correctly
with the clipboard in Microsoft Office
applications so far.
Information about options on other tabs is available in the
corresponding sections:Hot Key
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