HovText  .:: an advanced Windows .NET open source clipboard manager


HovText is a free open source Windows .NET Framework advanced clipboard manager, which will remove any formatting from the copied text and save it for later retrieval via hotkeys. It stores both the unformatted cleartext and the original formatting along with images.

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Source code and releases can also be found on the HovText GitHub page.


Work in progress - will be part of next release

  • Fixed pasting text will now support unicode characters
  • Fixed an exception error when copying an image
  • Fixed an error when copying a text or form in Excel
  • Fixed a SSL connectivity error with the update channel - forced it to use TLS 1.2 as minimum
  • Changed to use .NET Framework 4.8 to support TLS 1.3 communication
  • Added "Advanced" tab
  • Get a code signing certificate, type OV (Organization Validation)

  • Date for release is expected to be in the end of January or beginning of February, depending on potential future critical errors.  


    HovText 2021-January-8 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or go to GitHub for SOURCE

  • Fixed it could not correctly paste transparent PNGs or GIFs
  • Fixed that transparent pictures will show as transparent in history list
  • Fixed history hotkeys still reacted even if "Enable history" was disabled
  • Fixed "Settings" will be brought to front when activated and not stay hidden beind other applications
  • Fixed misspelling of default font
  • Added the "Paste on hotkey only" feature (blue icon)
  • Added custom sizing for the history area
  • Added border color to the history list
  • Added custom colors to the color theme and removed the "white" color
  • Added possibility to not store images in the history list
  • Rewrote code for the history area
  • Changed that there now can be shown up to 30 elements in the history list
  • Changed that main icon also changes when disabling application or altering behaviour
  • Changed default number of visible history entries from 1 to 8
  • Made it possible to have limited public test versions
  • Renamed a couple of registry settings so reconfiguration may be needed
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    HovText 2020-December-16 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or go to GitHub for SOURCE

  • Added possibility to restore original text formatting
  • Added history list view (1-10 elements)
  • Added possibility to not copy images to history
  • Show a notification the first time the application is closed or minimized to tray
  • Tray icon shows how many entries in the history
  • Application can now only start one instance
  • Change focus to HovText at each history hotkey press, so it always will detect the key-up event
  • "Settings" UI will not be shown when pressing history hotkeys
  • Minor UI changes (history location will be reset to default, sorry)
  • Fixed that the end-of-list flashing history headline does not get stuck at wrong color
  • Fixed that it did not remember the "Enable history" setting
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    HovText 2020-November-24 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or go to GitHub for SOURCE

  • Fixed that ALT was required to select history entry (ALT key-up)
  • Fixed when updating from legacy version to new version, then it did not startup minimized
  • Fixed mouse doubleclick should not toggle application on/off when clicking tray icon
  • Fixed tab order in UI
  • Replaced hotkey library and updated hotkey UI
  • Browsing the history up/down is more responsive
  • Added possibility to set history location on screen
  • Minor UI changes
  • Renamed a few registry keys
  • Removed the debug tab in UI
  • Merged the hotkey DLL file in to the EXE file
  • Code base clean-up
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    HovText 2020-November-16 released
    Download PORTABLE or go to GitHub for SOURCE

  • Fixed a bug that the version number was not correctly reported when building from source code
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    HovText 2020-November-15 released
    Download PORTABLE or go to GitHub for SOURCE

  • Completely rewritten
  • Requires .NET
  • Improved clipboard handling
  • Change UI
  • Removed the possibility for regular expressions
  • Major bug - CTRL+½ (Oem5) will not work as hotkey



  • ------[ Legacy and out-of-date changelog below ]------
     
    ! Fixed
    + Added
    - Removed
    * Changed
    ? Known bug
    # Information
     
    2011-Jun-20 @ 23:59 HovText v3.0.4110.27863.beta released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or find get SOURCE here
    # Totally rewritten (now requires Microsoft .NET Framework)
    # Much simpler Settings but with better options
    # It now also shows pictures in history
    # It will notify when a new (stable?) version is released
    # ... more ...

    2005-Jul-13 @ 23:06 HovText v2.0 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or find get SOURCE here
    ! Major bug - when two HovText applications runs simultaneous in a VNC session it crashes both VNC and HovText
    ! Major bug - the unformatted clipboard data size can now be 4GB instead of 32KB
    ! Minor bug - when you doubleclick the trayicon the window is hidden in the back
    ! Insignificant bug - the order, when stepped through the keyboard, at the configuration page is not logical
    + Windows Installer - HovText can be installed and uninstalled through Add/Remove Programs
    + History - possibility to recreate old copied text (a simple clipoard manager)
    + Possibility to recreate the original clipboard contents when HovText is disabled
    + Possibility to also specify a regular expression seachstring as a linktype
    + Possibility to remove identical lines
    + The first time HovText is started, it comes with an info popup that tells, that HovText is started
    * HovText now operates with its own memory scope
    * The filesize is sharply reduced (from 1,1MB to 0,51MB)

    2004-Apr-26 @ 21:25 HovText v1.0 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or find get SOURCE here
    * Sourcecode - Codeoptimization and comments inside the code
    + Translation - Italian language
    + Translation - Swedish language
    ! Long delay when HovText was started first and then copying into fx. Outlook (fixed)
    * Language selection sorted alphabetical

    2004-Apr-7 HovText v0.8 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or find get SOURCE here
    + Single click on task tray icon activates/deactivates the program
    + When you delete an own-defined linkfield it will also be deleted from the registry

    2004-Mar-30 HovText v0.7 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or find get SOURCE here
    + Links - posibillity to choose what links to copy (email, web, movies, pictures etc.)
    + Double click on task tray icon - to get the Settings
    ! CPU consumption in WinXP - rarely when on copy, the Hovtext process could take drastic CPU resources

    2004-Mar-17 HovText v0.6 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or find get SOURCE here
    ! Major bug - when used with "Copy only on hotkey" it is not possible to paste into eg. Word etc. (fixed)
    + Include the "BSD License, Revised" inside the source package
    + Language - german, french and dutch added
    + Language - possibility to change between languages
    ! Major bug - it is not possible to copy binary files in Windows (fixed)
    * At copy only links - MailTo and javascript tags removed
    ! Minor bug - registry settings are now saved on changes and not when the program is closed
    ! Minor bug - OpTool coexistence (HovText now access the clipboard once instead of every 5 seconds)

    2004-Mar-4 HovText v0.5 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or find get SOURCE here
    ! Minor bug - error if you open a dialog box twice (fixed)
    * Feature - mode of operation regarding "always active or only active on hotkey". Now it is "Copy only on hotkey" (see documentation)
    * Icon - finalized icons
    + Icon - there are now three icons (depending on hotkey function)
    + Feature - copy only links

    2004-Feb-27 HovText v0.4 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or find get SOURCE here
    ! Minor bug - if you choose the same hotkey it only deactivates the application (fixed)
    ! Minor bug - hinttext in tray when active/inactive fixed
    ? Minor bug - error if you open a dialog box twice
    * About - new picture
    + General - only possible to startup one instance of the application
    + Feature - automatic startup with Windows
    + Feature - remove leading/trailing whitespaces
    + Feature - remove leading/trailing linebreaks
    + Feature - mode of operation (always active or only active on hotkey)

    2004-Feb-25 HovText v0.3 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or find get SOURCE here
    ! Icon - new icons in tray
    + Menu - new menu item (Options)
    + Menu - new menu item (About)
    + Feature - remove all registry settings for the current user
    + Feature - possibillity to specify startup condition (active, inactive or as last condition)
    + Feature - possibillity to use your own custom made icons
    + Feature - hotkey. Activates or deactivates the application
    + Feature - multiple users support on the same machine (creates settings in registry)
    # Registry - creates key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\The Hovgaard Klan\HovText\]
    # Registry - creates value [..\HovText\HotKey]
    # Registry - creates value [..\HovText\StartAs]
    # Registry - creates value [..\HovText\LastState]
    ? Minor bug - if you choose the same hotkey it only deactivates the application

    2004-Feb-25 HovText v0.2 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE or find get SOURCE here
    + Icon - there are now two icons (active/inactive)
    ! Icon - new icons in tray
    + Language - autodetect danish/english language in themenu
    ! Menu - when focus is removed from the menu it disapears
    # First sourcekode released

    2004-Feb-24 HovText v0.1 released
    Download EXECUTEABLE
    # Intial release