I do a lot of cut and pasting back and forth between various windows as I work throughout the day. It becomes really tedious when I need to cut & paste multiple items between two windows but can’t just highlight everything I need in a single action. That’s where I found Ditto to be a super useful tool. I can copy multiple different objects, it’s usually just text I’m working with, and then paste all three of those to a new window by using a few keyboard shortcuts. There no need for me to jump back and forth between the windows multiple times as I select and copy, move the mouse to the new window and then paste. Instead I can just copy, copy, copy and then move to the new window and paste, paste, paste.
Ditto is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be put on the clipboard, text, images, html, custom formats, …..
I personally use Ctrl – 1 through Ctrl – 5 for my keyboard shortcuts which correspond to buffer positions 1 – 5, I usually don’t use more than five. When I want to paste the last item I copied I can either use the Windows default of Ctrl – V or Ctrl – Insert, or I can use Ctrl – 1. When I want to paste the second to last item I copied I can use Ctrl -2 and so on.
Note: This is a series of posts made under the Network Engineer in Retail 30 Days of Peak, this is post number 16 of 30. All the posts can be viewed from the 30in30 tag.