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Use this window to control the behavior of clipboard watching:
Watch Clipboard – When checked, TextAloud will monitor the Windows clipboard.
Ignore Clipboard Text less than XX characters – If you use the Windows clipboard
often for other tasks, you may want TextAloud to ignore smaller amounts of text. For
example, if you typically only use TextAloud for longer news stories, you might set this
value to 200, and any clipboard copies of less than 200 characters will be ignored by
TextAloud. TextAloud will only act on copies of more than 200 characters.
Ignore Clipboard Updates if text has not changed – Normally this checkbox should be
checked. Some Microsoft programs, including Internet Explorer, have bugs that cause them
to send duplicate clipboard messages often. For example, each time you close an internet
explorer window, the Windows clipboard will act as if a program has copied text to the
clipboard, even though the contents of the clipboard will not change. Checking this will
cause TextAloud to completely ignore duplicate copies. However, a side-effect of this is if
you manually copy identical text to the clipboard twice in a row, TextAloud will ignore the
Prompt Options Section – TextAloud can be set to either automatically import copied text
as a new article, or to open the Clipboard Prompt Window to give you a choice of
actions to perform on the text. The Clipboard Prompt Window is described in detail
Prompt to Copy from Clipboard – When this is checked, the Clipboard Prompt Window
will be displayed anytime new text is copied to the Windows clipboard. When unchecked,
the prompt will not be displayed and the Default Action will be performed automatically.
Display Prompt for XX Seconds – The Clipboard Prompt Window is displayed as a
popup window, showing on top of other windows after text is copied to the clipboard.
Using this setting you can specify how long the window should be displayed. For
example, if you specify 3 seconds, the window will be displayed for 3 seconds. This gives
you 3 seconds to click a button to specify what you want to do with the text. If you do not
click within 3 seconds, the window will close and the Default Action will be executed. If
you need longer to decide what to do, increase this time so the window will be displayed