Download Quick Clipboard Editor

This is the download page for Quick Clipboard Editor. Get in touch with QCE developer Jean Lalonde to ask question, report bugs or make suggestions on the Quick Clipboard Editor Users Forum.

Easy one-step installation

  1. Download, execute this exe file and just follow the setup instructions.
  2. Enjoy!

Most users ONLY need to download and install the Easy Setup file (above). Users with specific requirements and some knowledge of manual software installation may instead download the Portable ZIP file.

About virus or malware false alerts

If you get a virus or malware alert from your anti-virus or protection software about Quick Clipboard Editor being a potential threat, this is not the case (you can trust me… or read this setup EXE file or portable ZIP file anti-virus report by :-). Please, also read this post: How can I use QAP if an anti-virus is blocking its download or its execution?.

What’s new

Version 1.2 (2023-09-23)
Let's be transparent: QCE v1.1.1 was not very solid. I took the summer to improve it. This release v1.2 fixes many issues and bugs. QCE is now getting some maturity. However, because the QCE user base is still quite small, you may find other bugs. Please help me identify them by reporting them on this forum QCE Support section. Suggestions are also welcomed.
Menu bar
- rename the first menu "Clipboard" (it was named "File" in previous releases to comply with general Microsoft guidelines but, in the case of this application, it makes more sense to name it "Clipboard" since most its features relate to the Clipboard)
- change order and review labels under the "Clipboard" menu
- restructure the "Convert" menu grouping commands by category in submenus
File operations
- add "Clipboard, File" submenu with commands to save or open text files and Clipboard binary backup:
  - add the menu item "Open text file" to load a text file to the editor, to the Clipboard or to both
    - text can be loaded with various file encodings: ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-8 No BOM, UTF-16, UTF-16 No BOM and custom codepage
    - a new option under "Options, Various" allows to set the codepage used for "Custom encoding" (default 850)
	- option to replace the whole editor content or insert the file at cursor position (or replace selection)
  - add "Save text file" to save to disk the text in the editor
    - text can be saved with various end-of-line encodings: Windows (CR/LF), Unix (LF) or Max (CR)
    - text can be saved with various file encodings (same as above)
	- option to save the whole editor or only the selected text
  - add the menu "Backup Clipboard" to save the binary content of the Clipboard (including all formats) to a binary file
  - add the menu "Restore Clipboard" to load a binary backup file to the Clipboard (including all formats)
- new hotkeys Ctrl+O to open a text file and Ctrl+E to save a file
- the "File Open", "File Save", "Backup Clipboard" and "Restore Clipboard" can be added to "Saved commands" for quick retrieval
Binary conversion (Base64)
- add "Binary" submenu under "Convert" menu with options to encode/decode Clipboard binary content to Base64 text:
  - encode the full Clipboard content (including all formats) to Base64 string (allowing to store or transfer it as text)
  - decode a Base64 text string containing the full Clipboard (all formats) and load it to the Clipboard
  - encode the image in the Clipboard to Base64 text (currently in PNG format)
  - decode a Base64 text string containing a PNG image and load it to the Clipboard
- currently Base64 strings are encoded in lines of 64 characters
Various improvements
- enable Alt+first letter for buttons in various dialog boxes
- when the Clipboard contains a bitmap image, add a clickable link in status bar to "See image" (in a temporary PNG file)
Bug fixes
- fix bug breaking the "Copy to Append to the editor" option
- in the status bar, at QCE startup, initialize more reliably the Clipboard format to "Text" or "Binary" (taking into account synthesized formats for bitmap ant text)
- show the "Inspect Clipboard" dialog box always on top if editor is always on top
- fix bug when disabling the "Invisible characters" checkbox, fix other minor bugs when "Invisible characters" option is enabled
- fix bug to always show the editor at its previous position
- fix bug to make the Enter key work in menu bar
Known issue
- sometimes, especially when using copy commands in Excel, the Clipboard may get locked (until a better solution is found, as a workaround, close or relaunch QCE)

See the full version history in the change log.

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