Published Wednesday October 31, 2007
Have you ever wanted to execute a command that you copied to your clipboard? Maybe it has newlines embedded in it because you copied it from an email or a webpage? You can always open up Notepad, paste the text, remove the newlines, copy the revised version without the newlines, go to Start, click on Run, paste the contents, and then click OK. Or you can press CTRL, ALT and R and let Run From Clipboard++ (RFC++) automatically take care of all that!
RFC++ is a specialized tool for Windows that lets you quickly execute the clipboard contents by pressing a single shortcut key sequence. Since RFC++ is written in C++ using only the Windows API, it is lightning fast!
RFC++ window that shows up if a command cannot be successfully executed.
Since RFC++ is written in C++ utilizing only the Windows API, the only requirement is that you run it on Windows computer.
There are various ways you can use RFC++ . If you prefer using the mouse then you copy RFC++ to your windows “Quick Launch” bar, or if you prefer using the keyboard then you can following the directions below.
Instead of having RFC++ run in the background all of the time I decided to use Windows’ built-in shortcut key functionality. Because of this reason you have to do a little bit of setup. Don’t worry though, you will only have to do this once and this won’t take long.
If at any time you want to disable the shortcut completely, go back to the “Shortcut” tab, click on the “Shortcut key” field, press backspace, and click “OK.” Please note that I have noticed that when removing the shortcut Windows Vista doesn’t disable the shortcut right away; the quickest way to disable the shortcut is actually to delete and recreate it.
Copyright (C) 2007 Farhan Ahmad.
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