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clipboard

Computing a temporary storage area in desktop publishing where text or graphics are held after the cut command or the copy command

clipboard

[′klip‚bȯrd]
(computer science)
An area in memory or a file where cut or copied material is held temporarily before being inserted elsewhere in the same document or in another document.

clipboard

(operating system)
A temporary memory area, used to transfer information within a document being edited or between documents or between programs. The fundamental operations are "cut" which moves data from a document to the clipboard, "copy" which copies it to the clipboard, and "paste" which inserts the clipboard contents into the current document in place of the current selection.

Different Graphical User Interfaces vary in how they handle the different types of data which a user might want to transfer via the clipboard, some (e.g. the X Window System) support only plain text, others (e.g. NEXTSTEP) support arbitrarily typed data such as images.

clipboard

A reserved section of memory that is used as a temporary, behind-the-scenes staging area for data that are copied or moved from one application to another using the copy and paste (duplicate) and cut and paste (move) menu functions. Each time data are transferred into the clipboard, the previous contents of the clipboard are deleted. Although there are clipboard viewers available for examining the clipboard's current contents, they are seldom used. See copy and paste and cut and paste.
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You can configure this behaviour depending on the application you are using, and you can optionally turn off clipboard monitoring and right click triggering of the popup menu on some applications.
Det Insp Winslade-Gregory added: 'He's quite confident, carried a clipboard, but we don't know what he used it for.
Forty-two years later, the clipboard is gone, replaced by a battery of digital communications gear, GPS indicators and satellite imagery, all linked by sophisticated software.
You can elect to share clipboard data with other users at the folder level.
There is no rule on how often a camp should perform a buddy check; however, a systematic procedure should be in place, and the count in the water should match the numbers of participants on the buddy board or the clipboard.
We went on a school trip to Dunstanburgh Castle," he explained, "and I discovered you could slide down a hill on a clipboard.
Additional permissions such as the prevention of printing, using the Windows clipboard, forwarding in e-mail and saving changes to the file can be applied as well.
a content management and workflow solution provider, has introduced its newest product, Clearwater Virtual Clipboard, an application that allows users to capture information from multiple sources into storable images.
But today really took the biscuit - I was approached at least NINE times by clipboard carriers.
The new AccuStudy software program for time-and-motion study represents a dramatic improvement over the old clipboard and stopwatch method, says the manufacturer, Advanced Time Studies.