rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

WE interrupt your day for this unmportant announcement.

It's been a while since I've done a rant about the incomprehensible empire, Microsoft. I've grown sufficiently accustomed to their user-hostile products that I can work around their quirks and flaws, most of the time. But, just when I think they can't surprise me anymore, something new pops up. This time, it's to do with the clipboard.

It took me a long time to get around to installing the clipboard, but since I've done so, I've used it quite a bit. In fact, I've saved so many files on it that it is getting too crowded. I always thought that, once there were too many files there, I would just go through and delete the ones I didn't want. Guess what? They won't delete.

I've read through all the instructions the clipboard help, and everything about the clipboard in Windows help, and there is nothing about deleting files from the clipboard. Oh, yes, you can delete files from the clipboard window, but they stay in the contents forever, it seems. Did Microsoft just forget to make the part of the program that would dump unwanted clipboard files? Did they make it, but just forget to include the instructions on how to use the feature? Did they include the instructions, but hide them in some obscure place in the help files? Who can justify the ways of Gates to mere technodolts such as myself? Anybody? How the hell do I delete those files?

We now return you to your regularly scheduled collapse of civilization.

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