ID #1078

PowerPaste Scrolls Quickly By Itself

The "fast scroll" problem happens when applications auto-paste data into themselves, usually into a buffer for inspection. This often does something really important (excuse the sarcasm) like turning a paste menu or button on or off. 

Starting with ClipMate 6, the "powerpaste shield" option can sometimes defeat the clipboard snooping - but not always. You can try turning it on or off, to see if it improves the situation. See tools | options | pasting.

Otherwise, you need to disable the clipboard monitoring in (or shut down) whatever program is monitoring the clipboard.  Usual culprints are FTP clients, "download helpers", PGP clients, the Office2000/XP clipboard, Copernic, any any other clipboard-aware programs such as clipboard spellcheckers, printscreen utilities, etc.  Remote Desktop applications often do this too, and usually have an option to sync the clipboard between sessions - turn it off.

Some specific programs known to cause this:

PLEASE consider leaving comments if you find an application that is causing trouble, so that it will help other users troubleshoot this.

Tags: firefox, flashget, ghost, ghostly, macro, scroll

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Comment of Terrance R. Trites:
I have recently upgrade to MacroExpress Pro (Insight Software at http://www.wintools.com/) and it appears to affecting the Powerpaste function of Clipmate (set it on and it runs up the list). I have explored turning the Powershield off and on, and having Clipmate ignore MacroExpress Pro without success.
Added at: 2009-01-04 16:03

Comment of steve:
I have this issue with provide support console, providesupport.com which I need to run along with clipmate.
Added at: 2009-11-24 05:33

Comment of Robert Edwards:
I too have Macro Express Pro. I tried to find & disable the app in ClipMate v7.x (Application Profile) but was unable. I even used Sysinternals - ProcessExplorer but the names don't match up. So for now I can't use the PowerPaste :(


Added at: 2009-11-25 16:20

Comment of C. Queen:
It also happens with Surfulater, one of my favorite pieces of software. :-(
Added at: 2010-09-15 02:50

Comment of Stu:
Surfulater and MacroExpress:

Solution: don't have Surfulater running and uncheck Use The Clipboard Hook in M.E. preferences
Added at: 2010-10-09 12:32

Comment of Jo Lynne Lockley:
In Windows 7 the culprit appears to be Firefox add-in Skype extension.
Added at: 2010-12-08 03:11

Comment of Edward:
EmEditor has the same issue, too.
Added at: 2011-02-11 16:36

Comment of Edward:
I have fixed the EmEditor issue by adding "MaxClipboardHistory=0" to the eeCommon.ini file.


Added at: 2011-02-12 04:33

Comment of Mark Dawson:
The Firefox extension DownThemAll! is also causing this problem.
Added at: 2011-02-13 18:56

Comment of Keith Russell:
The link for turning off the clipboard in Office is not working. I have Office 2010 and the clipboard is not displayed, but how do I ensure that it's not monitoring the clipboard?
Added at: 2012-05-02 17:20

Comment of Rick Wade:
The problem also is caused by using clipboard sync programs between Android devices and computers. I want to have both capabilities (clipboard syncing and PowerPaste), but the only way to use the latter is to disable the sync program, a real pain. I hope someone can figure a work-around for this.
Added at: 2016-01-13 18:52

Comment of Dale Webb:
Using Word 2013, now under Win10 (but did the same thing under Win8.1) and powerpaste is dumping the whole list when I go back to the application (Word). Can you shut the clipboard monitoring off in Word? DW
Added at: 2015-07-31 02:39

Comment of BD:
In my case PhraseExpander is the culprit. I exited the application and all when well.
Added at: 2015-07-20 18:37

Comment of Henry Stoffel:
Foxit Reader (v713-320) still has this problem when open.
Added at: 2015-03-24 20:58

Comment of Joe:
JDownloader 0.9.581
Added at: 2014-10-11 23:23

Comment of nelson:
Foxit reader causes this when a document is open.
Added at: 2014-10-30 22:49

Comment of Randy Miller:
Evernote's Skitch also causes this issue.
Added at: 2014-08-17 12:10

Comment of Sylvain Munger:
For me it was Pushbullet which was the culprit. In the settings I unchecked "Universal copy & paste" and it fixed the power paste problem.
Added at: 2014-08-21 02:41

Comment of Terri:
Office 14 32 bit
Added at: 2014-07-01 19:33

Comment of Duncan Drasdo:
Also causing a conflict is the very useful (for Chromebook users as Clipmate isn't available for it) is the Chrome browser Extension: Clipboard History Perhaps the author could make appropriate changes to the code of the extension: https://github.com/Deliaz/clipboard-history Or better still provide a version of Clipmate that works as a Chrome extension?
Added at: 2014-07-22 14:39

Comment of Costa:
EditPlus "Monitor Clipboard" feature will also cause this.
Added at: 2013-06-29 21:43

Comment of Fradique Lee:
In my case the culprit is Visual Studio 2010
Added at: 2012-09-26 02:21

Comment of Peter:
I manage to get power paste working again 1)open File tab 2)Run: Repair/ Compact Database (Simple 3)Run: Repair)Run Cleanup Now (Aging and Purging) 4) Close and reopen Clipmate. It should work now. To see all the programs using your systems clipboard download a program called PhraseExpress. Their an install and portable edition. Open it in your collapsed system tray and click on the Program restriction icon. Select program shows you all the programs using your systems clipboard.
Added at: 2017-01-27 01:40

Comment of Doc Simmons:
The common Trusteer Rapport security software installs a service RAPPORTMGMTSERVICE.EXE that monitors the clipboard and causes the rapid scrolling. I uninstalled and clipmate powerpaste works fine now. Don't know when some other software will re-install the security software since it is often associated with on line banking.
Added at: 2017-02-10 16:45