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Is there a way to configure MS Windows to copy text to the clipboard immediately when it is selected? Or is there an add-on utility that does this? I am thinking of the X11 style where merely selecting puts the text in the clipboard and a single mouse-click pastes it.

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X11 has two clipboards; select/middle-click and control-c/control-v are different clipboards (well, or at least are supposed to be, some apps are broken) – derobert Jul 22 '09 at 4:55
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I've never tried it, but the True X-Mouse Gizmo looks like it will do exactly what you want.

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I tried it for a few days. It does exactly what I want but it also does a few things I don't want, and it's not configurable. Nevertheless, it's the best answer and it might work for some people. – bmb Jul 27 '09 at 6:30

I tried the True X-Mouse Gizmo and it was cool but the lack of configuration options didn't work for me either. AutoClipX is another solution:

http://12bytes.org/software/autoclipx

It's not free, but he's only asking for $5.

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It seems it's free now, and it works really better than True X-Mouse. – Nicolas Jan 16 '12 at 9:14
    
As a Linux user who uses True X-Mouse Gizmo when on Windows, I find AutoClipX to be far superior. Thank you! – dotancohen Nov 20 '12 at 14:38
    
Just my 2c: AutoClipX "paste at cursor" mode (which is how X11 paste works) didn't work for me + the program seems to be loaded with other features like clipboard manager, clipboard save etc. and sligthly weird 'fancy' UI – Evgeniy Dolzhenko Dec 16 '12 at 19:57
    
Amazing find, thanks @AntoniusBloch. Much better than my old AutoHotKey hacks. I'll test a few more days, but if it continues working properly, I'll certainly donate the $5 he/she was originally asking for. – Gui Ambros May 28 '13 at 5:29

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