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Disable Windows Clipboard? Is It Possible With Autoit?

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Hello, i was wondering if it was possible to disable windows Clipboard funtion Temporarly with a simple script?

one script disabeling the clipboard funtion

and another script that enables it back.

i have done some search on this but have not found anything on this exact thing.

thanks for any help on this

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you could use

HotKeySet("{HOME}", "start")
HotKeySet("{END}", "end")

While 1
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

Func start()
    AdlibEnable("clip")
EndFunc

Func end()
    AdlibDisable()
EndFunc
    
Func clip()
    ClipPut("")
EndFunc


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That works perfect! however how would i adapt this funtion so that i can have one script executing the disable clipboard funtion instantly when this script is executed and if i execute another script it enables it instantly, rather then having the home and end key do the command for me

like this i run a script that has a name disable Clipboard and another script witch has the name Enable Clipboard and when i run the disable clipboard script it disables it instatly and when i run the enable Clipboard it enables it instantly?

hope i am not to demanding

otherwise thank you for the current script!

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maybe

While 1
    Sleep(100)
    if WinExists("put a title here") Then ClipPut("")
WEnd

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simple - to start use

AdlibEnable("clip")
Func clip()
    ClipPut("")
EndFunc
in a program named disableclip.exe

to end use

ProcessClose("disableclip.exe")

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Thank you very much,

this works like a dream :think: perfect

Really appriciate the help!

Have a nice easter all of you!

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Clear (but little complicated) solution is to use API functions and messages for clipboard.

See Win32 API help for:

SetClipboardViewer
ChangeClipboardChain
WM_DRAWCLIPBOARD
WM_CHANGECBCHAIN

Here is my sample Delphi app demonstarting using these functions:

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Look at this hooking clipboard. It's much more elegant than AdLib.

EDIT: for your need in given sample code change this:

Func OnClipBoardChange($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)
; do what you need when clipboard changes
    ToolTip(ClipGet())
    Sleep(3000)
    ToolTip("")
    
; send notification about clipboard change to next clipviewer
    dllcall("user32.dll","int","SendMessage","hWnd",$origHWND,"int",$WM_DRAWCLIPBOARD,"int",$wParam,"int",$lParam)
EndFunc

to this:

Func OnClipBoardChange($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)
; do what you need when clipboard changes
    ClipGet()
    if Not @error Then ClipPut("")
    
; send notification about clipboard change to next clipviewer
    dllcall("user32.dll","int","SendMessage","hWnd",$origHWND,"int",$WM_DRAWCLIPBOARD,"int",$wParam,"int",$lParam)
EndFunc
Edited by Zedna

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you could use

HotKeySet("{HOME}", "start")
HotKeySet("{END}", "end")

While 1
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

Func start()
    AdlibEnable("clip")
EndFunc

Func end()
    AdlibDisable()
EndFunc
    
Func clip()
    ClipPut("")
EndFunc

I was also looking for similar code, but is there any way I can run this in my C drive only, right now the it disables clipboard globally, I just want to disable it for C drive is it possible?

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I was also looking for similar code, but is there any way I can run this in my C drive only, right now the it disables clipboard globally, I just want to disable it for C drive is it possible?

1st this post is from 2006 and the functions used no longer exist. AdlibRegister and AdlibUnregister are what would be required.

2nd no, the clip is always global.

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the clipboard is part of the OS - i do not believe that it is possible for just a drive


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Is there any other way to do that

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Upon thinking on this further you might be able to write your own script to get a similar effect.

Not sure if this will work for everything but if all your concerned about is file and folders located on the c:\ drive then you could do something like this.

$current_clip = ClipGet()
While True
    Sleep(100)
    If Not (ClipGet() == $current_clip) Then
        If StringLeft(ClipGet(),3) = "C:\" Then
            ClipPut($current_clip)
        Else
            $current_clip = ClipGet()
        EndIf
    EndIf
WEnd

Basically this constantly checks your clipboard to see if the data there is a path on the c:\ drive. If it is then it replaces it with whatever was in the clip previously. This still won't stop you from copying the data off from a networked computer with the proper permissions. I might ask though what purpose might something like this serve?

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

I was asked by PM about missing example about monitoring clipboard, so here it is:

It's mentioned also in another topic on this forum:

#include <GUIConstants.au3>


Global Const $WM_DRAWCLIPBOARD = 0x0308
Global Const $WM_CHANGECBCHAIN = 0x030D

Global $origHWND

$gui = GUICreate("Clip Hook",400,400,-1,-1,BitOR($WS_CAPTION,$WS_SYSMENU))

; remember last clip viewer in queue and set our GUI as first in queue
$origHWND = DLLCall("user32.dll","hwnd","SetClipboardViewer","hwnd",$gui)
$origHWND = $origHWND[0]

GUIRegisterMsg($WM_DRAWCLIPBOARD,"OnClipBoardChange")
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_CHANGECBCHAIN,"OnClipBoardViewerChange")

GUISetState()

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
WEnd

; send notification that we no longer will be in clipboard hook queue
DLLCall("user32.dll","int","ChangeClipboardChain","hwnd",$gui,"hwnd",$origHWND)
Exit

Func OnClipBoardChange($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)
    ; do what you need when clipboard changes
    ToolTip(ClipGet())
    Sleep(3000)
    ToolTip("")
        ; send notification about clipboard change to next clipviewer
    dllcall("user32.dll","int","SendMessage","hWnd",$origHWND,"int",$WM_DRAWCLIPBOARD,"int",$wParam,"int",$lParam)
EndFunc

Func OnClipBoardViewerChange($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)
    ; if our remembered previous clipviewer is removed then we must remember new next clipviewer
    ; else send notification about clipviewer change to next clipviewer
    If $wParam = $origHWND Then
        $origHWND = $lParam
    Else
        dllcall("user32.dll","int","SendMessage","hWnd",$origHWND,"int",$WM_CHANGECBCHAIN,"hwnd",$wParam,"hwnd",$lParam)
    EndIf
EndFunc

EDIT:

here is another similar topic

Edited by Zedna

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