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Clipboard Monitoring

 

When clipboard monitoring is enabled, FlashFXP will monitor the clipboard for FTP:// SFTP:// FTPS:// FTPES:// prefixed URLs copied to the clipboard.

 

This option is useful when browsing web pages for files you wish to download, allowing you to simply right-click a link to a file and select "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location" or whatever your browser calls it.

 

If the link you copied is an URL to a filename, FlashFXP will add the file to the queue for download. You can continue adding files this way, and when ready you can click the "Go" icon to begin transfer.

 

If the link you copied is an URL to a directory (ends with "/" or doesn't contain a "."), FlashFXP will automatically connect to that site and change into that directory.. assuming that FlashFXP isn't already connected to a site.

 

When the Auto Transfer option is enabled, and you copy a file to the clipboard and it's queued for download.. FlashFXP will automatically connect to the site and begin downloading the queued file. Additional files added to the queue will be downloaded in order after the first file finishes. If files from different sites are queued, FlashFXP will disconnect from the first site and connect to the next as needed, which is why it's a good idea to queue files from the same site before files from another.

 

Note: When files are queued from the clipboard, FlashFXP chooses the current directory in the Local View side as the destination for the file(s) to be downloaded, and connects to the site on the Remote View side.

 

If no Local View is visible (both sides are set to Remote View).. the files will be downloaded to the left side and the destination will be the "Default Download Path" set in Options, or Window's Current Directory (eg, c:\flashfxp) if none is set.. and will connect to the site in the right Remote View window.

 

If no Remote View is visible (both sides are set to Local View), the files will be downloaded to the left Local View window, and will connect to the site on the right side.

 

If you have more than one instance of FlashFXP open that have Clipboard Monitoring enabled, each instance will monitor the clipboard for ftp:// URLs and queue files and download independently from each other. For this reason, it is a good idea to only enable Clipboard Monitoring in one instance of FlashFXP and disable monitoring in all others, otherwise you may end up queuing and downloading the same files more than once.

Clipboard Monitoring cannot be used to queue files for FXP site to site transfers.

Last modified: Monday, February 08, 2016

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