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clipboard

The clipboard is an application function of operating systems for storing and recalling copied texts, graphics, parts of documents or other data

.The texts or graphics copied by means of shortcut

, thefunction keys or cut and paste are stored in the clipboard. They can then be recalled from the clipboard and pasted into another document. The advantage of this technique is that the copied file

or document part does not have to be stored on thehard disk with its own file name

, but can be stored and recalled with a few keystrokes. The clipboard is functionally supported by the context menu, which offers the functions cut, copy and paste in application programs. Accordingly, the clipboard is also used by Copy and Paste and Cut and Paste for the copy process.

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Updated at: 01.06.2013
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