Know When Ctrl+C Fails Copying to Clipboard With This Notifier App

Dan Price 27-09-2017

If there’s one keyboard shortcut that every Windows user should know Windows Keyboard Shortcuts 101: The Ultimate Guide Keyboard shortcuts can save you hours of time. Master the universal Windows keyboard shortcuts, keyboard tricks for specific programs, and a few other tips to speed up your work. Read More , it’s Ctrl + C. It lets you copy anything to your clipboard in an instant and makes moving text and images between apps a breeze.


But the shortcut does have a downside: sometimes it doesn’t work. And when it doesn’t, it can be hugely frustrating — especially if you’ve just had a five-minute battle with your web browser to select exactly the right bit of text.

Alas, thanks to a new app called ClipboardNotifier, you don’t need to worry anymore. You will always know whether your clipboard copying was successful.

ClipboardNotifier is entirely free to download and use. You can grab a copy from GitHub. (Sorry Mac and Linux users, this app is only available on Windows.)

Know When Ctrl+C Fails Copying to Clipboard With This Notifier App clipboard notifier

The installation process is simple. Download the ZIP file to your computer and unzip it. The unzipped folder only contains two files: a DLL file and an EXE file. Double-click on the EXE file to launch the program.


Fire up the app. You can ignore the Windows SmartScreen warning 7 Ways Windows 10 is More Secure than Windows XP Even if you don't like Windows 10, you really should have migrated from Windows XP by now. We show you how the 13 year old operating system is now riddled with security issues. Read More . When the app is running, you’ll see a small icon in your system tray.

Every time you successfully press Ctrl + C while the app is running, you’ll see the app’s icon pop up in the center of the lower part of your screen. You can see an example in the image below:

Know When Ctrl+C Fails Copying to Clipboard With This Notifier App clipboard notifier icon

To close the app, right-click on the Taskbar icon and select Exit. Remember, you even can make the app run when your system boots if you wish.

Have you tried the app? Did you find it useful? Let us know in the comments below.

Related topics: Clipboard, Troubleshooting, Windows Tricks.

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  1. Adin
    March 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Great app. I only wish it showed up on all screens connected to the computer and not just the main one