New Features In ClipMate 6.2

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Two aspects of the new backup/restore dialog.

This screenshot shows the new backup/restore settings and status.  Now it's even easier to ensure that your important data is safely backed up - all without leaving or restarting ClipMate.

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New Features 

  • Online Backup and Restore - Now you can run the Backup and Restore database operations without having to restart the program.
  • Dynamic logon/logoff for secondary databases - activate a "dormant" database or disconnect from a shared network database, without restarting.
  • "Magnetic" borders of ClipMate Explorer and Classic will now "snap" to the screen edge when within 16 pixels. This allows easy positioning in the corners or near screen edges.
  • Application Profile Enhancements - Improved performance during clipboard capture, and a redesigned user interface.
  • Better support for international character sets, like Japanese Shift-JIS. All display font settings now include the "Script" option, enabling the display of Kanji characters, accents, and other attributes that depend on the character set being set correctly.
  • Experimental New Feature:  Included in 6.2.08 is the ability to filter out those silly little nuisance icons that sometimes appear when you launch certain applications with plug-ins like Acrobat.  Have you ever launched Outlook, Word or Excel, and heard a mysterious "pop" as a little icon appears in ClipMate? That happens when plug-ins use the clipboard to add their icons to the toolbar via copy 'n' paste.  This is a lazy programmer trick, and we frown upon this. But years of frowning is starting to make us look grumpy, so we've taken matters into our own hands.  The new filtering in 6.2.08 (and later) will avoid many (but not yet all) of these.  Feedback is welcome to support@thornsoft.com if you notice this feature at work.  If it rejects the data, it'll silently log the event in the event log at the bottom of ClipMate Explorer. 
    Note: This feature is fully explained here.

Other Enhancements

  • The editor can now show the "non-printing characters", such as line-breaks, spaces, and tabs which will be shown as: , respectively.
  • Component Upgrades - We've updated to the latest version of the database engine, spellcheck engine, printing engine, HTML Controls, and editor component. This will add stability.
  • High DPI Displays - This version can more easily accommodate display settings that use very large fonts or non-standard DPI settings, without having odd scaling, overlapping controls, or menu wrapping problems. If you had to add buttons to the Classic toolbar to enable the menu to fit on one row, you will probably find that this is no longer necessary.
  • Bitmap Viewing - the Scroll/Scale/Stretch options are now remembered from one session to the next.
  • The Select Collection button on the main toolbar can now be used to advance to the next collection (like in ClipMate 5), OR bring up the Select Collection menu (like previous versions of v6).
  • The Select Collection menu now accurately reflects the collection hierarchy and sort order.
  • You can now access the "visibility" (always on top, normal, auto-hide) settings from the main and system tray menus.
  • Alt+Enter now brings up the Clip Properties dialog.

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For information about upgrading from v5 to v6, see: this page.