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 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, 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: 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