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I would like to have the ability to copy multiple items with different shortcuts, and have different past shortcuts, each linked to one of the copy shortcuts. For example, pressing ctrl+v would paste whatever I had copied with ctrl+c, while pressing ctrl+shift+v would copy whatever I had copied with ctrl+shift+c. Ideally, I would like it to use different combinations of the meta keys plus c/v. Does anyone know some free software that can provide this functionality? I use Windows and Fedora, and would like something for each of them, preferably something very lightweight.

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None of the answers for those questions do what I want. They all seem to have pop-up paste menus. I don't need a large history of everything I've copied, I just want a few discrete clipboards, each with its own meta-combination. – SaintWacko Jan 11 '12 at 19:22
I guess when a question has an accepted answer that does not answer my question, I consider it a different question. Edit: Hmph, now it looks like I'm talking to myself -.- – SaintWacko Jan 11 '12 at 19:54
Yeah, but that's what the bounties are all about. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jan 11 '12 at 19:59
Hm. I had thought they were to provide extra incentive to answer a question that hadn't been answered yet. Edit: Hm, I see. Alright, I'll look into doing that if I don't get an answer here today. – SaintWacko Jan 11 '12 at 20:03

Tenclips? It has 10 clipboards, and is hotkey driven, you select the different clip board with a Key combination and then paste it's contents with CTRL+V. It has other features as well, paste uppercase, paste lowercase, paste purified text (without formatting, which I find extremely useful). Hover over the tray icon and see what is in the current clipboard.

CTRL+1 and Then CTRL+V (pastes from the 1st clipboard)
CTRL+5 and Then CTRL+V (pastes from the 5th clipboard)
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Hm, closest answer I've seen so far, but still not quite what I'm looking for. – SaintWacko Jan 12 '12 at 7:53
Thank you thank you thank!! – hopeseekr Oct 3 '12 at 9:02
Thank thank thank you. I used this at an old company & couldn't remember the name! – gregg Jun 4 '15 at 14:13

Have a look at

You can assign multiple hot key for different thing you want to paste.

P.S. I have no affiliate with clipmagic, I just google it, and found that it answer your question.

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The problem is, it assigns the hotkey to a specific bit of copied text. I'm looking for something where the paste hotkey is linked to a specific copy hotkey, so it will dynamically paste whatever I've copied with its linked hotkey, instead of a static paste of a certain object on the clipboard. – SaintWacko Jan 11 '12 at 19:28

block the first items, copy using CTRL + F1 + C, then paste using CTRL + F1 + V.

block the second item, copy using CTRL + F2 + C, then paste using CTRL + F2 + V, etc.

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This doesn't work for me. What program are you in, and what OS are you using? – SaintWacko Feb 13 '13 at 17:51

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