New property: "Paste via Clipboard" for Type Into activity

I would like to propose “Paste via Clipboard” property for Type Into activity.
There are various known issues in Type Into activities, such as …

  • when typing special characters,
  • when used in Japanese OS,
  • when used in Citrix environment,
  • and etc.

As a workaround for these issues, “clipboard + send Ctrl-V” is well-known, and frequently used. Since it seems to be implemented in many workflows, very often, why don’t we support this combo command as one mode of Type Into activities, and let users enable this mode from property?


Hiroaki…let me check if I understand.

You want to enable a special mode of working for the type into activity:

  • copy the text property to clipboard
  • send ctrl+v

instead of typing each character.

Looks good.

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Thanks for your clarification. Correct. That is what I want to have.

Oh, that feature would be really nice to have! For long strings it’s much faster to paste, than do a proper typing. Not all apps support “Send Window Messages” sadly.

Please implement!

Hi @cubx, and other people interested about this.

You can use the “Send Hotkey” activity for this.

Just ensure you have the “SpecialKey” modifier unchecked.



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i dont think you understood the requirement, everyone know how to paste something that is already in the clipboard, the thing here is pasting something out of a like string variable…

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Due to I am new User its not allow me to add multiple Images, So i have split my answer as step by step.

  1. Open a ’ Input Dialog ’ to get input text from user and copy the text to clipboard using ’ Copy to Clipboard ':
  1. Now open Notepad or Word using ’ Open Application ’ to paste the stored data in clipboard using ’ Send Hotkey ':
  1. Then, save the pasted data file using ’ Send Hotkey ':