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LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:22 pm
by ernstMreicher
Since the last weeks I notice that whenever I copy multiple items only the last one is in the clipboard history?!?!?!

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:51 am
by mot
The obvious first: Clipboard History is enabled?

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What do you mean with “I copy multiple items”?

The system clipboard holds one item. That’s it. That one item may consist of, for example a non-contiguous selection, but it is still “one” item. Copying/pasting inside one application is another thing, but that’s not the thing LB is connecting to. AFAIK LB gives you the history of the system clipboard, but not of any app-specific clipboard.

If you’re simply talking of LB forgetting the CB history, I cannot confirm that.

– Tom

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:18 pm
by ernstMreicher
Hi mot,
CB history in LB is enabled ;-)
As I used to do was: copy several things with the copy command (select - copy, select - copy and so on) so I filled the LBs CB history with multiple entries - e.g. name items, address items, etc.
Then go to another app and paste one by one in specific fields.
That´s what I thought is LBs CB history feature for.
But as I told since some versions this doesn't´t work.
Whenever I copy two or more xy (don´t know the exact word - obviously items is not the correct terminus), only the last one is in LBs CB history.
???????

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:23 pm
by mot
As said, LB’s CB history is working fine here.

I assume you have this problem with all apps, not just with one app that accidentally happens to be in the Clipboard History “Ignore Applications” list?

– Tom

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:36 pm
by ernstMreicher
Yes

“Ignore Applications” list not activated

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:06 am
by jamiljonna
Is this ever going to be fixed? The OP is entirely correct after all, and at one point LB actually worked as you would expect in this regard. Specifically, the clipboard history would contain every object that was copied, whether it was pasted elsewhere or not.

Presently, a copied object is overwritten in history if it is not pasted anywhere as soon as a new object is copied. In other words, it only creates entries for pasted objects: this is a pasteboard, not a clipboard. If you want to copy discontinuous bits of text without using clip merge—i.e., when you want to paste multiple items into different spots—LB fails.

This is highly annoying and at this point, since it has been ignored for so long, I am seriously considering getting rid of LB altogether because the clipboard history is such an important feature.

Any answer from Devs about this?

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:31 pm
by Greg Jones
As a suggestion, you might want to try filing a support request directly with Objective Development. This is largely a user-to-user forum, thus they don't always reply to these threads. More importantly, your issue is not a universal problem with LaunchBar. Just like what @mot said above, I've never encountered this problem with LaunchBar. Just tested it again before posting here, and all my clips are in LB history, even though I didn't access or paste them anywhere.

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:17 am
by invictus26
I'm also having this problem, and it seems to be a recent change. I notice it mostly in 1Password when I copy the username and password, and only one of them shows up in the history.

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:38 am
by Greg Jones
The issue in 1Password is quite possibly due to its clear clipboard function, which is set in the 1Password security preferences.

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:34 pm
by jamiljonna
I figured out my issue. All I did was uncheck clipboard history, cleared the clipboard history, and then reenabled clipboard history. All is well now.

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:49 am
by quinncom
I've recently been having the same problem: copy different items in succession, and only the last item is listed in LB's clipboard history. It seemed if I copied "A", pasted "A", then copied "B", then "B" *would* be recorded in the history. Don't know exactly the behaviour, but it's been happening a lot and I thought I was going crazy.

Following the previous suggestion to clear clipboard history, then turn the clipboard history feature off then on again, did work for me – at least for now. I hope the developers recognize this as a bug and fix it. :cry: :cry:

Re: LB only copys last item to clipboard history

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:15 pm
by sixdoublefive321
You just dredged up a post from years back. Check this: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11598&p=35427#p35427