AcePaste

AcePaste is a special AceText feature that enables you to quickly paste a clip into an application, and continue working with that application after pasting. The default hotkey is Win+Alt+V. When you press this hotkey when working with an application other than AceText, AceText will pop up. If you like to use the mouse, right-click on the AceText tray icon and select AcePaste from the menu. If the icon is not visible, you need to start AceText first.

After activating AcePaste, select the clip you want to paste. Do so either by double-clicking on it, by pressing Ctrl+Enter, or pressing the AcePaste hotkey again. If the clip contains parameters, AceText will substitute them and prompt if needed. The clip is then pasted directly into the application that was active when you initiated AcePaste. If you change your mind, press the Escape key to cancel AcePaste. Either way, AceText will bring to front the application that was active when you initiated AcePaste, so you can continue working straight away.

To rapidly paste a series of clips, activate SequencePaste. When SequencePaste is active, AcePaste will not pop up AceText for you to select the clip to paste. Rather, the active clip is pasted automatically, and the next clip activated. Each time you press the AcePaste hotkey, the next clip is pasted.

By default, AceText will try to paste into the target application by placing the clip on the clipboard and simulating the Ctrl+V key combination. If you want to use AcePaste with an application that pastes differently, or can only accept keyboard input, you can configure that application in the Applications Preferences.

See Look up and Reuse Text to learn how to use AceText.