Dear Computer Lady,

I need to know how to copy more than one thing to clipboard without losing the previously copied item. 

For example, when I am surfing the net I would like to be able to copy addresses to then be printed out all at once or enclosed in an email. These are not addresses that I would want in my favorites as I use that mainly for sites I know I’ll be returning to. These are temporary address such as for freebie/sample sign ups that I want to be able to share with others. 

I would greatly appreciate your help, Sincerely, Denise


Dear Denise,

Unfortunately the Windows clipboard is limited to only one clip at a time. When you copy something, it stays on the clipboard until you copy something else.

There are, however, clipboard extender programs available that will do what you want and a whole lot more.

I use a great program called ClipMate, in fact, I can’t imagine writing this newsletter without it. 

ClipMate works with the Windows clipboard, making it a true power tool. 

ClipMate remembers every piece of data (both text and graphics) that you cut or copy. Once your data is in ClipMate, you can select an item and it is automatically placed back on the clipboard or directly into the application you were using. 

You can view, print, edit, reformat, convert to upper/lower case, search, rename, and reorder clip items. You can remove those irritating e-mail >> symbols, and remove line breaks from the e- mail program as well. There is even a built-in spell checker. 

You can create an unlimited number of folders inside the ClipMate program to store your data. For example, you can use a “InBox” collection as a catch-all, and create “Safe” collections for topics like Tips n Tricks, Frequently Used Letter Closings, Clip Art, Hot Internet URLS, Project Research, or whatever you wish. 

ClipMate’s exclusive PowerPaste allows you to rapidly paste large amounts of data with ease, and its screen capture feature will allow you to take snapshots of any area of your screen that you specify.

With ClipMate as your Windows companion, you will take the familiar underpowered clipboard and turn it into an unexpectedly powerful time saver.

ClipMate costs $34.95. Check it out at:



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