Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    568
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Clipboard as bad a clippy (XP)

    Each time I tell Word (or Excel) not to display that list of the last 20 clipboard items, it comes back the very next time I start the program or even sometimes in the same session. This damn thing is as hard to kill as clippy use to be and just as annoying.

    Ronny
    Ronny Richardson

  2. #2
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Los Angeles Area, California, USA
    Posts
    7,453
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Clipboard as bad a clippy (XP)

    Hi Ronny:
    I haven't checked this out for Office XP, but this works in Office 2000 & I'm guessing it would work in XP.

    The Office Clipboard automatically appears and collects items when you do any of the following:
    1. Cut or copy two different items consecutively in the same Office program.
    2. Copy one item, paste it, and then copy another item in the same Office program.
    3. You copy the same item twice in succession.

    If you close the Clipboard toolbar three times in a row without using Paste All or any of the item buttons, the Clipboard toolbar no longer appears automatically, and the Microsoft Office Assistant displays the following message: "It looks like you don't want the Clipboard toolbar to appear automatically. You can display the Clipboard toolbar by pointing to Toolbars on the View menu, and then clicking Clipboard."

    If you are comfortable modifying the registry, you can make it go away. Make sure that you back up the registry first. See the instructions in the 4th step to back up the registry in <post#=197827>post 197827</post#>. When you add the following registry entry, it prevents the Office Clipboard from automatically appearing when you perform multiple Copy commands in any of the Office programs. To add the AcbControl registry entry, follow these steps:

    1. Quit any programs that are running.
    2. Click Start, and then click Run. Type regedit and click OK.
    3. In the Registry Editor, click to select the following subkey (folder):

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0Common General (Office XP)
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0CommonG eneral (Office 2000)

    4. On the Edit menu, point to New and click DWORD Value. With New Value #1 selected, type AcbControl, and then press ENTER.
    5. On the Edit menu, click Modify. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, click Decimal under Base. Type 1 in the Value data box. Click OK and quit the Registry Editor.

    NOTE: To turn on the Office Clipboard, repeat step 5 above, changing the value from 1 to 0.

    Hope this helps,

  3. #3
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    568
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Clipboard as bad a clippy (XP)

    In XP, the part about closing the Clipboard toolbar three times in a row without using Paste All or any of the item buttons does not work. The registry modification did work, I am glad to say. Turns out I did not have to create the AcbControl entry, it was already there with a value of 0. I changed it to 1 and this new clippy seems to be dead. Thanks.

    Ronny
    Ronny Richardson

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •