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Is there any application to mimic the "Select to Copy and Middle Click to Paste" behaviour in Windows? I was hoping to find an AutoHotkey script for this, but I couldn't. Maybe someone here could quickly hack one for this :).

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Well, there's the True X-Mouse Gizmo, if that works in your Windows version (it's a bit dated).

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If you're looking for an AutoHotkey script, this one should probably do!

Here's an implementation for copy on select. You can simply select some text and it is copied immediately without having to press ctrl+c.

Conveinent middle button paste is also provided, but with a twist. Middlebutton is useful in browsers, so there is a short time (configurable) while you can paste with the middle button after copy, before original middleclick functionality is restored.

Also, if you click with the right button it cancels middlebutton paste.

Since after selection you usually click with the left button to the place where you want to paste, so that you put the focus there, it is done automatically when using middlebutton pasting.

clipx integration is also added to Ctrl+middlebutton.

I've been using the script for a few days and it's quite convenient. Sometimes the copy tooltip appears unwantedly when something is dragged, but it doesn't cause any problems.

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This works great, especially if you only want copy on select. True X-Mouse Gizmo will make the middle click useless which is pretty annoying if you used to open new tab with middle click. – CyberSnoopy Jan 31 '11 at 3:14
the script has been updated later on:… – Tobias Kienzler Nov 16 '11 at 11:40
Autohotkey is an awesome tool. Thanks for suggesting this. – Jus12 May 30 '15 at 19:47

Check out AutoClipX.

AutoClipX is a highly configurable program that automatically copies selected objects to the Windows clipboard like text, files and folders. Quickly paste what you have copied by clicking a mouse button! AutoClipX runs quietly in the system tray while you work as usual.

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It helps to explain why this is a solution, rather than just linking to one. – zackrspv Feb 1 '12 at 22:10

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