Sometimes when I paste information to a website I realize after I post the information that I inadvertently included an IP address, username, email address, or other information I'd like to consider private.

Is there a clipboard filter (or keyboard combination) that will filter the text prior to me posting it?

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I had some success finding sample tools by doing a search for "clipboard regex". AutoHotKey is a Windows system utility and Firefox has a filtered clipboard plugin available as well.

Additionally, it seems that operating systems tend to make clipboard monitoring a fairly simple task to program, so you could write whatever filters you'd like yourself with relatively minor pain as programming projects go.

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