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How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

We have previously covered how to send the contents of a text file to the Windows Clipboard with a simple Send To shortcut, but what if you want to do the opposite? That is: send the contents of the clipboard to a text file with a simple shortcut.

No problem. Here’s how.

Copy the ClipOut Utility

While Windows offers the command line tool ‘clip’ as a way to direct console output to the clipboard, it does not have a tool to direct the clipboard contents to the console. To do this, we are going to use a small utility named ClipOut (download link at the bottom).

Simply download and extract this file to a location in your Windows PATH variable (if you don’t know what this means, just extract the EXE to your C:\Windows folder) and you are ready to go.

Add the Send To Shortcut

Open your Send To folder location by going to Run > shell:sendto

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Create a new shortcut with the command:

Note the above command will overwrite the contents of the selected file. If you would like to append to the contents of the selected file, use this command instead:

Of course, you could make shortcuts for both.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Give a descriptive name to the shortcut.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

You’re finished. Using this shortcut will now send the text contents copied to your Windows Clipboard to the selected file.

It is important to note that the ClipOut tool only supports outputting text. If you had binary data copied to your clipboard, then the output would be empty.

Changing the Icon

By default, the icon for the shortcut will appear as a command prompt, but you can easily change this by editing the properties of the shortcut and clicking the Change Icon button. We used an icon located in “%SystemRoot%\System32\shell32.dll”, but any icon of your liking will do.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

As an additional tweak, you can set the properties of the shortcut to run minimized. This will prevent the command window from “blinking” when the send to command is run (instead it will blink in your taskbar, which is hardly noticeable).

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

We have previously covered how to add the ability to copy the contents of a TXT file to the right-click context menu, however this method would require you to create a separate registry entry for each type of file you wanted the ability to do this with (e.g. JS, BAT, LOG, HTM, CSS, etc.).

As an alternate method, you can easily add this functionality to your Windows Send To menu, which enables this feature for any type of file without having to touch the registry.

Add the Send To Shortcut

Open your Send To folder location by going to Run > shell:sendto

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Create a new shortcut with the command:

It is important to note, however, that if you were to select a non-text file (for example, a PDF or PNG) and use this shortcut, the contents of the file would not copy correctly as these formats are binary data as opposed to text data.

Changing the Icon

By default, the icon for the shortcut will appear as a command prompt, but you can easily change this by editing the properties of the shortcut and clicking the Change Icon button. We used an icon located in “%SystemRoot%\System32\shell32.dll”, but any icon of your liking will do.

In Windows you can send content of a text file to the clipboard and vice versa, i.e. sending the content of clipboard in a text file with the help of simple shortcut in the Send To context menu. There are different ways for that. Windows provide a mean to direct console output to the clipboard by means of the command line tool clip but the reverse way is not possible using that command. So to serve our purpose we have to download a third party utility application named ClipOut. By use of this application the text content of the Windows Clipboard are produced at the output. If there is no text there is no output given. First download the files and extract them. Next, run the .exe file and then follow the steps below.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Steps to Send the Contents of the Clipboard to a text file via the send to menu in Windows 8.1

1. Right click on the Start Button and click on Run to open the Run Window.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

2. Now type shell:sendto and hit Enter.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

3. Now create a new shortcut. Right click in an empty space in the given location, go to New, and then select Shortcut.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

4. Now type the following command CMD /C ClipOut>. This command will overwrite the content of the selected file. So, if you want to append the content of the selected files type the following command instead of the previous one CMD /C ClipOut >> . Click Next. You can create shortcuts for both types of command in the same way but separately. Then you have to name the shrtcuts differently so that they are distinguishable.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

5. Now give a suitable name for the shortcut. Click Finish.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

6. Your shortcut is ready. You can also change the icon if you want.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

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Want to quickly copy the content from a text file using the right-click menu? This tutorial will show you how to copy file content to the clipboard from the context menu in Windows 10.

Generally, you have to open a text file in Notepad and then manually copy the content to paste it elsewhere. But, you can also copy content from a text or other text-based file directly from right-click menu in Windows 10. For that, you just have to carry out a Registry hack. By adding and editing some keys in Registry Editor, you can add a Copy to Clipboard option to the context menu of your text files – and then, using this option, you can copy text file content within a second.

How to copy file content to clipboard using right-click menu

In this article, I am going to show steps to copy content from text and HTML files using the context menu. You can use the same process for other file types including RTF, XML, JS CSS, etc.

1] Copy Content from a Text File using Right-click context menu

Simply follow the below steps to copy content from a text file using the context menu:

Firstly, open Registry Editor on your computer and then navigate to the following address:

Next, create a sub-key under the shell key; right-click on shell key and click on New > Key option. You can name the created key as “CopytoClip” or something similar. Now, double-click on this key and then double-click it (default) from the right panel.

You will see a dialog box where you need to set the Value Data to “Copy to Clipboard” and then press the OK button.

After that, create a new sub-key under the CopytoClip key and name it “command”. Double-click on its Default name from the right-side panel and enter the following command in its Value Data field:

Close the Registry Editor application. And now, to automate these new settings, you need to create a registry file. For that, open Notepad and enter the following data:

Make sure you enter all the details as per the name of keys and sub-keys you have created.

After entering the above text in Notepad, go to File > Save as option and while saving the file, select the Save as type to All Files. And, add the .reg extension after the filename. See the below screenshot for reference.

As you create the registry file, the option Copy to Clipboard must appear for all text files.

Just right-click on a text file, click on the Copy to Clipboard option, and then paste the file content anywhere you want.

2] Copy Content from an HTML file using Right-click menu

To add the Copy to Clipboard option for HTML files, you have to use the same steps as used for Text files. The only difference is that the HTML filetype will be located at the below address in Registry Editor:

Locate the above address and then create sub-keys and registry files as discussed in method (1) for text files.

Hope this tutorial helps you to quickly copy file content to the clipboard using the context menu.

Related: How to copy path of a file or a folder in Windows 10.

Copy and paste text to and from system clipboard

Syntax

Description

clipboard(‘copy’, data ) copies the specified data to the clipboard.

contents = clipboard(‘paste’) returns the current contents of the clipboard. If clipboard is unable to retrieve the contents of the clipboard, contents is empty ( ” ).

importedcontents = clipboard(‘pastespecial’) imports the contents of the clipboard using the Import Tool.

Examples

Copy and Paste Text

Copy a line of text into the clipboard and then paste it into an array.

Copy and Paste Data Using the Import Tool

Copy data into the clipboard and then import the clipboard data into MATLAB ® .

Select the lines below, right-click, and then select Copy.

Import the clipboard data into MATLAB using the clipboard function. The Import Wizard opens.

In the Import Wizard, click Next and then Finish to import the contents of the clipboard into A .

Input Arguments

data — Data to copy
numeric array | character vector | string scalar

Data to copy, specified as a numeric array, character vector, or string scalar.

Output Arguments

contents — Contents of clipboard
character vector

Contents of the clipboard, returned as a character vector.

importedcontents — Contents of clipboard imported from Import Tool
structure array

Contents of the clipboard imported from the Import Tool, returned as a structure array.

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I have a collection of small text files that I often want to copy wholesale into, say emails or the like. Ideally I’d like to add an option to the right click menu for these small text files that copies the whole contents of the file to clipboard ready to be pasted.

Or is there some smarter gadget that could manage these snippets? It has to be something that can paste the text into arbitrary texboxes: in firefox, in thunderbird, in emacs.

Is there such a tool?

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You could write a small perl script like the one I posted below and run it as a nautilus script.

It would work like this:

  • Mark the files in nautilus
  • Right click for context menu
  • Click ‘Scripts’ entry of the context menu then click the name of the script (in my case the name is ‘contents2clipboard’).

Now the contents of all files is in the clipboard an can be pasted into a text editor or any other application.

To use the script copy it into a new file in the

/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts directory. The file’s name will be the text of the corresponding entry in the ‘Scripts’ menu of nautilus. In my case the name is ‘contents2clipboard’.

Here’s a screenshot:

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Here is the very basic script:

As it is it has a few quirks you might want to fix:

  • It doesn’t work on remote file systems because of the way NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS is handeld.
  • It doesn’t check the size of the files provided. So very large files might cause trouble.

Don’t know if this suits your needs. If so: enjoy! (and mark answered)

I am using the xfce4-clipman clipboard manager, and it provides exactly what you are asking for. I have it setup such that whenever I copy an url to the clipboard, a small menu appears, and I can choose accordingly.

When you have installed the plugin to your panel, find your way to the properties window, where you can configure triggers with regexp. It comes pre-installed with a example that works well for images. And for each regexp trigger, you can edit a list of actions, or commands. In my case, they are typically ‘cat’ commands, to copy into a selected file, for me to download later.

These actions, or commands become the entries on the small chooser menu that will appear every time you copy something to clipboard that matches the regexp.

I really missed clipboard managers when I switched to Linux years ago. The one in KDE is pretty good, but I have switched to Gnome. I tried Glipper and Parcelite but didn’t find they had what I wanted.

I decided to try an write one myself, using Python and pyGTK. It’s coming along nicely, and has features I wanted but couldn’t find: Snippets, with categories, tags, & icons in history menu. Optional title for a snippet (or clip). Auto appending clipboard contents to a clip. Create a new clip. Load a file into a clip. Save a clip to a file.

A simple plugin architecture allows extra functionality to be added by writing it in Python. I currently have plugins to: delete blank lines. dump snip category to a file. email a clip. explode a clip into several clips. open URL’s in a clip in browser. post clip on PasteBin. remove text via a regular expression. remove HTML-XML tags. remove leading characters. remove line numbers. shorten a URL.

Data is kept in a SQLite database, so each clip/snip has properties like date created, last used, times used, title, source & note.

While far from perfect, I find it very useful even at the present stage of development.

Working with the clipboard in extensions is transitioning from the Web API document.execCommand method (which is deprecated) to the navigator.clipboard method.

Note: The navigator.clipboard API is a recent addition to the specification and may not be fully implemented in all browsers. This article describes some limitations, but be sure to review the compatibility tables for each method before using them to ensure that the API supports your needs.

The difference between the two APIs is that document.execCommand this is analogous to the keyboard copy, cut, and paste actions – exchanging data between a webpage and clipboard – whereas navigator.clipboard writes and reads arbitrary data to and from the clipboard.

navigator.clipboard provide separate methods to read or write:

  • work with images use browser.clipboard.setImageData() to write images to the clipboard and document.execCommand(“paste”) to paste images to a webpage.
  • write rich content (such as, HTML, rich text including images, etc.) to the clipboard, use document.execCommand(“copy”) or document.execCommand(“cut”) . Then, either navigator.clipboard.read() (recommended) or document.execCommand(“paste”) to read the content from the clipboard.

Writing to the clipboard

This section describes the options for writing data to the clipboard.

Using the Clipboard API

The Clipboard API writes arbitrary data to the clipboard from your extension. Using the API requires the permission “clipboardRead” or “clipboardWrite” in your manifest.json file. As the API is only available to Secure Contexts, it cannot be used from a content script running on http: -pages, only https: -pages.

For page scripts, the “clipboard-write” permission needs to be requested using the Web API navigator.permissions . You can check for that permission using navigator.permissions.query() :

Note: The clipboard-write permission name is not supported in Firefox, only Chromium browsers.

This function takes a string and writes it to the clipboard:

Using execCommand()

The “cut” and “copy” commands of the document.execCommand() method are used to replace the clipboard’s content with the selected material. These commands can be used without any special permission in short-lived event handlers for a user action (for example, a click handler).

For example, suppose you’ve got a popup that includes the following HTML:

To make the “copy” button copy the contents of the element, you can use code like this:

Because the execCommand() call is inside a click event handler, you don’t need any special permissions.

However, let’s say that instead you trigger the copy from an alarm:

Depending on the browser, this may not work. On Firefox, it will not work, and you’ll see a message like this in your console:

document.execCommand(‘cut’/‘copy’) was denied because it was not called from inside a short running user-generated event handler.

To enable this use case, you need to ask for the “clipboardWrite” permission. So: “clipboardWrite” enables you to write to the clipboard outside a short-lived event handler for a user action.

Note: document.execCommand() does not work on input fields of type=”hidden” , with the HTML5 attribute “hidden” , or any matching CSS rule using “display: none;” . So, to add a “copy to clipboard” button to a span , div , or p tag, you need to use a workaround, such as setting the input’s position to absolute and moving it out of the viewport.

Browser-specific considerations

The clipboard and other APIs involved here are evolving rapidly, so there are variations among browsers in how they work.

  • You don’t need “clipboardWrite” , even to write to the clipboard outside a user-generated event handler.

See the browser compatibility tables for more information.

Reading from the clipboard

This section describes the options for reading or pasting data from the clipboard.

Using the Clipboard API

The Clipboard API’s navigator.clipboard.readText() and navigator.clipboard.read() methods let you read arbitrary text or binary data from the clipboard in secure contexts. This lets you access the data in the clipboard without pasting it into an editable element.

Once you have the “clipboard-read” permission from the Permissions API, you can read from the clipboard easily. For example, this snippet of code fetches the text from the clipboard and replaces the contents of the element with the ID “outbox” with that text.

Using execCommand()

To use document.execCommand(“paste”) your extension needs the “clipboardRead” permission. This is the case even if you’re using the “paste” command from within a user-generated event handler, such as click or keypress .

Consider HTML that includes something like this:

To set the content of the

element with the ID “output” from the clipboard when the user clicks the “paste” , you can use code like this:

Browser-specific considerations

Firefox supports the “clipboardRead” permission from version 54 but only supports pasting into elements in content editable mode, which for content scripts only works with a

. For background scripts, any element can be set to content editable mode.

Browser compatibility

navigator.clipboard

BCD tables only load in the browser

clipboard.setImageData

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also

  • Clipboard API
  • Permissions API
  • Making content editable
  • contenteditable

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I got a file on desktop, file name is ded.html. To copy the file, I click the file and press cmd+c.

Now how would I do the same thing using terminal ?

10 Answers 10

If I’m understanding the question right, what you’re after is pbcopy and pbpaste .

Open a terminal and run:

The file is now in your clipboard.

To put it somewhere else (i.e. paste it) run:

Now you should have a copy of ded.html sitting in

/Desktop/ded.html | pbcopy I can not use cmd+v to paste the file. Althought $ pbpaste >

/Documents/ded.html did the job.

Lri’s answer is headed in the right direction, but it has a couple of flaws: there is no need to use Finder ( the clipboard is part of the StandardAdditions OSAX), and giving a run handler is a much more reliable way to pass arguments from the command line (since 10.4). Making both of these changes greatly simplifies the “escaping” that needs to be done to enter the program in a shell.

Here is my version (wrapped in a shell function—you could put this in (e.g.) your .bashrc to make it available in your shells):

A file that has been put on the clipboard with this script can then be pasted in Finder to copy the file to another folder.

osascript can also be used as a hash-bang interpreter (since 10.5). Put this in a file (e.g. file-to-clipboard )

Make the file executable ( chmod +x /path/to/where/ever/you/put/file-to-clipboard ). Then run it like so:

If it is stored in a directory in the PATH, then you can omit the path to the “script” file.

There is no way to achieve what you are trying to do using the command line. While Apple offers the pbcopy and pbpaste tools to allow basic copying of text, you cannot use these tools to copy a file in the sense you’re looking for.

Without going in to too much technical detail, when you ‘copy’ a file in the Finder using ⌘ C , you’re not actually copying the file itself, just making a reference to the file on the clipboard and marking it as a file reference. When an application receives this reference when you paste, it has the responsibility of sorting things out, figuring out what you pasted, and ultimately, working with the file as it sees fit. In essence, when you copy a file in the Finder, it saves the path to the file in a certain way to a certain clipboard, and when you paste, it receives that file path and knows to create a new file using the contents of the old one (copy a file to the clipboard, delete it, try to paste it somewhere else, and see what happens, for instance).

In this sense of copying and pasting, the tools available at hand are not enough to do what you need. As boehj suggested, you can try to copy the contents of the old file into a new one, but this will only work well for text files. Any binary files you get will be corrupted (try doing this with an image – it becomes corrupted).

The traditional command line will fail you in this way, but you can take a look if you’d like into doing this in AppleScript, then invoking that through the command line with osascript .

Take your clipboard everywhere you go.

By David Nield | Published Dec 10, 2021 6:19 PM

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

This story has been updated. It was originally published on January 28, 2020.

Many of us juggle more than one device during the day—phone, laptop, tablet, and sometimes even secondary phones and smartwatches. But you might have wondered if, and how, you can move text and images from one to the other. It can get really messy, really fast.

Apple, Microsoft, and other tech companies know this, too, which is why they’re making it easier to send data from one device to another—as long as they are connected to the same accounts.

Share a clipboard on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS

If you’re sending text and images between Apple devices, a feature called the Universal Clipboard does a lot of the heavy lifting. It works seamlessly as long as you’re signed in with the same Apple ID on all your gadgets, and they’re all physically close to each other (since it works over a Bluetooth connection).

You might find all the settings have been correctly configured already, but you’ll still need to do a little preparation. Every device needs to have WiFi and Bluetooth on—you can take care of that under Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in Settings on iPhones and iPads; and under Network and Bluetooth in System Preferences on Macs.

All your devices need a feature called Handoff enabled, too. On an iPhone or iPad, go to Settings and choose General, then AirPlay & Handoff to make sure it’s turned on. On a Mac, open System Preferences, choose General, and then enable the Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices option.

You can then just copy and paste as normal—pick up something on a Mac with Cmd+C, for example, or via the Edit and Copy menu options. On iPhones and iPads, a long press on text or images will bring up a Copy command. Paste on a Mac with Cmd+V or Edit and Paste. On iPhones and iPads, you’ll need another long press, followed by Paste.

Content copied from other devices stays on the Universal Clipboard “briefly,” Apple says, so it won’t hang around forever. As with traditional clipboards on a single device, anything you copy will be replaced if you copy something new.

How to copy and paste across all other devices

If you’re copying from one device to another, and at least one of those isn’t made by Apple, there are plenty of options available. Copying content Windows-to-Windows, for example, is possible, provided you’re using the same Microsoft account on both devices. From Settings, choose System, Clipboard, then enable Sync across devices. Anything you cut or copy from one computer can be pasted on another.

Google Chrome used to be an excellent choice for moving items between devices, but its shared clipboard features were buried in its list of experimental tools (under chrome://flags), and they appear to have been disabled as of December 2021.

Of the various third-party options, we like Clipbrd (free), a Google Chrome extension that works across Android and any desktop version of the browser. Just use your devices’ copy and paste feature as you normally would (via keyboard shortcuts or menu picks), and Clipbrd will take care of the syncing.

We’re also fans of Magic Copy (free), which is available to download for desktop as well as Android and iOS. Just use copy as normal, then open up the Magic Copy app on your device. That’s enough to copy the chosen content to your cloud clipboard and make it available on every other device on which you’ve installed Magic Copy.

Then there’s Pushbullet (free), which works across Android and iOS, as well as Chrome and Firefox on any platform. It’s more of an extra app on top of your devices rather than an integrated clipboard manager, but it still does the job of letting you transfer text, images, and links wherever you have the app installed.

If you can’t find something suitable that works with the clipboards on your devices, numerous apps let you manage notes, text, and pictures between computers, phones, and tablets. Look at Google Keep, for example, which runs on the web as well as on Android and iOS; or Evernote, which has apps available for just about every platform.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

David Nield is a tech journalist from the UK who has been writing about gadgets and apps since way before the iPhone and Twitter were invented. When he’s not busy doing that, he usually takes breaks from all things tech with long walks in the countryside.

How to Paste Clipboard Content in Desired File Format – Sometimes you need to save your content in various file formats. For example, you copy some text in a paragraph of a web page and want to save it to pdf on your PC. If you do so manually you need to travel a long way. You will paste the paragraph into word (which almost every user contains) and change this word file to PDF online or using any software. But here we introduce you one software called Paste As File using which you can paste the subject matter of clipboard to a new file in your desired file format. This means you can paste your matter into any of text file, PDF file, RTF file. Apart from this, you can paste an image file as jpg, png, BMP, gif, tif, pdf, PCX and tga depending on your choice.

We will guide you through steps applying which you can easily save the content of the clipboard in your own preferred format on Windows PC. Before you start the process, download and install Paste as File from this link.

Paste Clipboard Content in Desired File Format

Step 1

As mentioned above, download and install the software on your Windows computer. Now, open the content which you prefer to copy.

Now, select the text which you prefer to Paste Clipboard Content in Desired File Format. To do so, select the content and choose Copy after right-clicking on the selected text.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Step 2

Take yourself to the folder where you wish to save the copied subject matter. Make a right click and on the arrived context menu choose Paste As File option.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Step 3

A tiny window of Paste As File opens up on your screen. Click the drop-down menu of the Extension and choose your appropriate file format. Let us choose PDF here.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Step 4

Now, click Ok button.

Step 5

The selected folder displays you the copied subject matter in the PDF file format.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Step 6

The same process is applied to the images also. Copy your preferred image.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Step 7

Now, navigate to the location where you wish to save the image. Right click and from the context menu select Paste As File.

Step 8

Here also, click the drop-down menu of the Extension and choose your desired format like png.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Step 9

Click Ok button and you see your image in your desired format.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

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This software is really awesome. Now, you can save your required subject matter to your preferred file format. The process is really simple and easy to use. We recommend you to download and install the software and give a try to it. Try to save your subject matter in your required file format.

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When copying and pasting text from a Microsoft Word document into the WebCMS, extra care should be taken to remove any Microsoft Word formatting, as this could cause your CMS website to not display properly.

How to do this depends on which text editor you’re using.

Copying and Pasting Text from Microsoft Word into a TinyMCE Text Editor

TinyMCE has a great built-in tool that allows you to easily copy and paste text from Microsoft Word into a page in your subsite.

  1. Start by navigating to the page you’d like to edit and accessing the Edit Page screen. (Need help with this step?)
  2. Click inside the Body Text area where you’d like to insert your text.
  3. Click on the Paste from Word icon in the formatting toolbar. A box titled Paste From Word should appear.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

Switch to your Microsoft Word document, highlight the text you want to copy, and choose Edit > Copy from the menu bar.

How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

  • Switch back to your web browser, where you should still see the Paste From Word box.
  • Click in this box, then choose Edit > Paste from the menu bar.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Click on Insert to finish pasting the text into your page.

    You may now continue to edit your page. When you’re done, remember to click Save.

    Copying and Pasting Text from Microsoft Word into a Kupu Text Editor

    Unlike TinyMCE, Kupu does not have a built-in tool to accommodate text copied and pasted from a Microsoft Word document. Therefore, an extra program is required when using the Kupu editor. If you regularly need to copy and paste from Microsoft Word documents when working in the WebCMS, we strongly suggest you switch to the TinyMCE editor.

    Step-by-step instructions for copying and pasting using the Kupu editor are below:

    1. Start by navigating to the page you’d like to edit and accessing the Edit Page screen. (Need help with this step?)
    2. Switch to your Microsoft Word document, highlight the text you want to copy, and choose Edit > Copy from the menu bar.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Open a separate plain text editor program (e.g. Notepad on Windows or TextEdit on Mac).

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Paste your text from the Microsoft Word document into your plain text editor.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    While you’re still in the plain text editor, highlight all of the text you just pasted. Copy this text by choosing Edit > Copy from the menu bar.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

  • Return to the Edit Page screen in your web browser. Click inside the Body Text area where you’d like to insert your text.
  • Paste your text by choosing Edit > Paste from the menu bar.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    You may now continue to edit your page. When you’re done, remember to click Save.

    I don’t know which text editor I’m using.

    Short Answer:
    If your formatting toolbar is blue, you’re using TinyMCE.
    If your formatting toolbar is green, you’re using Kupu.

    Long Answer:
    There are many differences between the Kupu and TinyMCE text editors. We strongly recommend using TinyMCE, especially for copying and pasting text from Microsoft Word. If you would like to change your text editor from one to the other, click here to learn how.

    Cut, Copy, Paste, and Drag and Drop

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Lesson 4: Cut, Copy, Paste, and Drag and Drop

    Introduction

    By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

    • Cut, copy, and paste
    • Drag and drop

    Cut, copy, and paste

    Often in word processing, you will need to transfer information from one document to another. Instead of having to retype or replace this information, Word allows you to move a block of text, such as a word, sentence, paragraph, page, document, or graphic). Cut, copy, and paste are time-saving features. The Cut, Copy and Paste buttons are located on the Standard toolbar.

    Cut and paste

    • The Cut feature allows you to remove selected text from the document and temporarily place it on the Office Clipboard.
    • The clipboard is a temporary storage file in your computer’s memory. Items placed on the clipboard will remain there until you exit Word.
    • The Paste feature allows you to get text from the clipboard and place it in the same or even another document.

    Copy and paste

    • The Copy feature allows you to copy selected text from the document and temporarily place it on the clipboard.
    • The clipboard can hold up to 25 items. Once you copy the 26th item, the first copied item is deleted.
    • The Paste feature allows you to select any of the collected items on the clipboard and place them in the same or another document.

    You can copy information from many different sources, including websites, emails, and other Office applications like Excel and PowerPoint.

    Working with blocks of text

    To cut and paste a block of text:

    • Select the text you want to move.
    • Click the Cut button on the Standard toolbar.
    • Place the insertion point where you want the text inserted.
    • Click the Paste button.

    To copy and paste a block of text:

    • Select the text you want to move.
    • Click the Copy button on the Standard toolbar.
    • Place the insertion point where you want the text inserted.
    • Click the Paste button.
    • Once the item has been pasted, you can determine the formatting by clicking the Paste Options button that appears just below your pasted selection. Check or deselect any of the following options:
      • Keep Source Formatting: This maintains the text formatting of the original document.
      • Match Destination Formatting: This formats the pasted text to match the text formatting in the document in which it was pasted.
      • Keep Text Only: This removes any graphics you may have copied along with the copied text.
      • Apply Style or Formatting: This allows you to choose a specific format from the styles and formatting menu.

    Viewing clipboard items:

    • Click Edit on the menu bar.
    • Select Office Clipboard.
    • The clipboard will appear on the right side of the Word window in the task pane.
    • The clipboard will display any of the 24 items you have copied.

    Menu commands:

    • Edit Cut
    • Edit Copy
    • Edit Paste

    Keyboard shortcuts:

    • Ctrl+C = Copy
    • Ctrl+X = Cut
    • Ctrl+V = Paste

    Become comfortable using keyboard shortcuts to increase your speed in word processing.

    If you cut, copy, or paste something you didn’t mean to, use the Undo button or choose not to save changes to your document when you close it.

    Drag and drop

    The drag-and-drop method of moving text allows you to move selected text using your mouse.

    This method is convenient for moving text when:

    • Moving text from one location to another within a document
    • Moving text to another document

    To drag and drop selected text:

    • Select the text you want to move.
    • Place the mouse pointer anywhere on the selected text without clicking.
    • Click and hold the left mouse button until the insertion point changes to a white arrow pointing up to the left.
    • Left click and drag the selected text to the new location.

    To drop:

    • During this process, the mouse pointer changes to a box with a small white arrow over it to indicate that you are dragging text.
    • When you reach the new location, release the mouse button to drop the text into place.
    • Once you release the mouse button, a menu list will appear that offers you the following options:
      • Move Here
      • Copy Here
      • Link Here
      • Create Hyperlink Here
      • Cancel

    Be sure to remove the selection highlight before pressing any key so you don’t delete newly moved text. IF you do accidentally delete, press the Undo button.

    Need an iPhone photo on your Mac? A link from your iPad on your iPhone? Apple’s Universal Clipboard function lets you copy text, images, and files between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac with just a few settings tweaks.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    You can copy and paste text, images, and files on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but you can do the same across different Apple devices thanks to the built-in Universal Clipboard. Sure, you can always use AirDrop or iCloud to sync and deliver items between Mac and iOS devices, but the Universal Clipboard can copy and paste content those other features may not be able to handle.

    For example, you can copy a link to a web page on an iPhone and paste it into Safari on your iPad. An image on your iPad can be pasted into an app on your Mac. If you have text on a Mac, you can copy and paste it into an email on your phone. Entire files can even be copied from one device to another.

    These tricks are possible due to the continuity feature called Handoff, which helps your iPhone, iPad, and Mac talk to each other. To make this work, you have to enable certain options across all devices. After that, you can paste the same copied item as many times as you want, and it works as smoothly and effectively across devices as it does natively on one device.

    Just remember that the clipboard can hold only one item at a time, which means if you copy something else, regardless of the device, the new selection will replace the previous one in the clipboard. Also keep in mind that copied content is available only for a short amount of time, so don’t wait too long to paste it.

    System Requirements

    First, let’s establish the ground rules over which devices and operating systems are required for the Universal Clipboard to work. On the software end, your Mac must run OS X Sierra or later, while your iPhone and iPad must have iOS 10 or higher. Your Mac or iOS/iPadOS device must be one of the following models:

    Enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

    Each device must be signed into iCloud with the same Apple ID and must have both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned on. On a Mac, you can see if these are enabled by checking their icons on the status menu in the right-hand corner of the screen. Alternatively, open System Preferences > Network > Bluetooth PAN to confirm that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on, respectively.

    On your iPhone or iPad, open Settings to confirm that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are both enabled. You can also open Control Center and make sure the icons show that both are turned on.

    Enable Handoff

    Each device must also have the Handoff feature enabled. Do this on a Mac from System Preferences > General and select the Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices option if it’s not already checked.

    To enable Handoff on an iOS/iPadOS device, go to Settings > General > AirPlay & Handoff and turn on the switch for Handoff if it’s not already on.

    Copy Text on iPhone, Paste on iPad

    Now, let’s try out a few tricks. On your iPhone, open a web page in Safari and copy the URL. Now switch to your iPad and open Safari. Tap the current URL in the address field, then tap the highlighted text. Tap Paste, and the URL you copied from Safari on your iPhone is pasted into Safari on your iPad. You can also paste the same URL into other iPad apps, like Notes, Mail, and Messages. Tap the appropriate place on the screen and select Paste to paste the URL.

    Copy an Image on iPhone, Paste on iPad

    Let’s say you have a photo on your iPhone that you want to copy and paste on an iPad. Launch the Photos app on iPhone and open the image. Tap the Share icon and tap the Copy Photo icon. On your iPad, open the app in which you want to paste the photo. Double-tap or long-press on the area where you want the photo to appear and tap Paste from the menu.

    My Flow is the encrypted space shared between Opera Touch and your Opera computer browser where you can send files, links, YouTube videos, photos and personal notes, and access them at any time from your connected phone or computer. It’s a great way to keep photos, articles, recipes, travel ideas and links with you at all times.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    You can share files of up to 10Mb in size in My Flow. Content such as videos or audio files can be played within My Flow or opened in a new tab. Items will remain in My Flow for 48 hours or until you decide to delete them, individually or entirely .

    Sending web content to My Flow

    While browsing, tap the button in the address bar to send the page to My Flow.

    Sending other content to My Flow

    Open up My Flow with the My Flow button on the Home screen or from the three-dot menu . You can type in the field at the bottom to send notes, or tap the upload icon to upload a file from your device.

    Receiving content from other connected devices

    A small dot will appear next to My Flow on your Home screen when new content is sent. New content will appear in My Flow with a timestamp of its arrival.

    Interacting with content in My Flow

    Links to web content, videos, and other media in My Flow can be opened in a new tab or interacted with directly there. You can also copy the page’s web address or a note to your device’s clipboard.

    Open in a new tab

    To open content from My Flow in a new tab, tap the preview image or the text preview.

    Play media in My Flow

    Media, such as a YouTube video, can be played in My Flow. Tap the embedded media file to play it in My Flow.

    All content in My Flow can be copied to your device’s clipboard. Tap and hold the item to reveal the pop-up button, then tap Copy .

    Deleting content from My Flow

    Links, videos, photos, or notes in My Flow can be deleted individually or entirely.

    To delete an individual item from My Flow:

    1. Go to My Flow .
    2. Tap and hold the page preview image or the device icon next to the item you wish to delete.
    3. Tap Delete from the pop-up.

    To delete all content from My Flow:

    1. Tap and tap Settings .
    2. Under My Flow , tap Clear My Flow .
    3. In the double-check prompt, tap Clear My Flow .

    Accessing the Document Reader

    To access the Pleco document reader, go into the main Pleco dictionary screen, press your device’s menu button and tap “Reader.” You can also add an icon to your device’s home screen to get into it directly – see this guide for details.

    The text file reading and bookmarking capabilities are part of the paid Text File Reader add-on, available through the Add-ons tab or our online store.

    Introduction

    The built-in document reader in Pleco helps to streamline the process of reading through Chinese-language documents by making it easy to look up unknown words; you can look up a word in the dictionary simply by tapping on it, instead of having to write it in manually. You can bring in snippets of text from any document via the clipboard, or read entire text files (even very large ones) with the optional Text File Reader add-on.

    Clipboard Reader

    When you first open the document reader, it’ll bring up this screen, showing the contents of your device’s clipboard (text copied via the Copy command) or, if no clipboard text is available, an introductory welcome message:

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    The interface is mostly hidden in the menu bar in order to give you a distraction-free reading experience, but you can scroll through the text by dragging it (just like in a dictionary entry, web page, or any other long piece of text).

    Tap on a Chinese word to look it up:

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    The interface for this is exactly the same as the Popup Definition interface in the main dictionary screen (see that page for more detailed instructions). Tap on the dictionary switch icon on the side of the “bubble” to view a definition in a different dictionary, use the arrows at the bottom of the screen to move the selection left or right or make it longer / shorter, and use the buttons at the top of the screen to copy text to the clipboard / play audio / add it to flashcards / search for the word / view the current dictionary entry full-screen.

    You can also press your device’s volume buttons to advance to the next / previous word; with the popup definition bubble closed, the volume buttons will scroll you to the next or previous page.

    If you’ve purchased the Text File Reader add-on, press your device’s menu button and you’ll see an option to Save the current clipboard text to a text file for easy retrieval later on.

    For long blocks of clipboard text, Pleco will remember your last place in the document and return to it when you reopen the reader, provided that the text has not changed since it was last opened.

    If you enable “Search for clipboard on startup” in Settings / General / Startup Actions, Pleco will automatically pop up the clipboard reader screen when you open it with some Chinese text in the clipboard (but only if the text has changed since Pleco was last opened).

    Text File Reader

    To access the Text File Reader function, open up the clipboard reader, then press your device’s menu button to bring up the menu bar:

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Tap Open File to bring up a file open dialog (or Recent Files to bring up a list of recently-opened files):

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    And tap the file you want to open to bring it up in the document reader.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    The basic interface for this is exactly the same as for the Clipboard Reader – tap on a word to look it up, tap on the arrow buttons that appear at the bottom of the screen to move / resize the selection range. However, there are a few new options available in the menu bar:

    • Open File – open another file.
    • Change Encoding – reopen this file with a different text encoding; if the file appears to be garbled / gibberish, try changing the encoding and see if that improves matters.
    • Open Clipboard – close the file and return to the Clipboard Reader.
    • Toggle Scroll – show a bar at the bottom of the screen to allow for rapid scrolling through the text.
    • Bookmarks + Recents – show a screen to manage your bookmarks or quickly reopen a recently-viewed file.
    • Add Bookmark – create a new bookmark.

    Pleco automatically keeps track of the last location viewed in each file and returns you to that location when you reopen it. It can usually do this even when a file is moved, provided that the contents haven’t changed – if the contents change and the file doesn’t move, it’ll show you a prompt asking you if you want to keep or discard the bookmarks associated with the file.

    Bookmarks

    Pleco’s document reader includes a full-featured bookmarking system, allowing you to record positions in text files and return to them later. To create a bookmark in a text file, press your device’s menu button and tap Add Bookmark to bring up this screen:

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Type in a name for the new bookmark in the “Name” field and tap “OK” to create it.

    To jump to one of your bookmarks, press the menu button and tap Bookmarks + Recents:

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Tap on a bookmark to jump to its saved location. You can rearrange the order of bookmarks by dragging them around by their move handles on the right side of the screen, or rename or delete a bookmark by tap-holding on it and choosing “Rename” or “Delete.” Tap Clear All at the bottom of the screen to erase all bookmarks for a document.

    Tap Recent Files in the bar at the top of the screen to view a list of recently-opened files:

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Tap on one of them to open it, or tap-hold on it and choose “Delete Bookmarks” to remove it from the list and delete any associated bookmarks.

    Reading Text from Other Apps

    At present, there are three main ways to get text into Pleco’s document reader from another app:

    • Clipboard. The most reliable way – copy a piece of text to the clipboard, open Pleco, and bring up the Clipboard Reader to view that text. You can speed up this process by turning on “Search for clipboard on startup” in Settings / General / Startup Actions.
    • Text File. If the app supports saving out text to a text file, that’s another easy solution – do that, then open the file in the Text File Reader.
    • Send / Share. Finally, if the app has a built-in “Send” or “Share” feature, you may be able to get text into Pleco that way. This is not 100% reliable – some Send/Share commands format data in a way that we can’t deal with – but at least from the Android web browser it works pretty well. You may find that there’s a bunch of formatting gibberish at the start of the file, but if you scroll down you should see the text of the web page.

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    Add Copy Contents To Clipboard To The Right Click

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    The Windows Clipboard, Is a native utility that allows users to copy data from one source to another, In the form of copy & paste operations. Basically, It temporarily stores the Information (to be copied) In Ram, and releases It when It’s pasted. By default, you need to select the contents first, and paste thereafter. Wouldn’t It be great If you could simply right-click a file, and copy It’s contents without opening It? In this tutorial, I will show you how to do that, by adding the Copy Contents to Clipboard to the right-click context menu.

    Whether you’re working with an Office document, or navigating online by copying & pasting posts and links on Facebook, we all use the Windows Clipboard during our day-to-day computational tasks. Whilst It’s not an Issue when working with a few lines of text, If you have quite a number of files to copy & paste, you’d have to open and close each and every one.

    What If you could copy a file’s contents without opening It? Well, I will demonstrate how to do this, by adding a Copy Contents to Clipboard option to the right-click of the mouse. Essentially, you’d right-click a file, select this option and paste It’s contents- all performed without executing the file.

    To achieve this, I will use a neat little Registry file, that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry and apply the aforementioned option thereafter. I have provided the download links to the Registry files, at the end of this tutorial. Do note that this applies to .cmd, .bat, .reg, .vbs, .js, .rtf, .log and of course .txt files. So without further delay, let’s get this started.

    Step One:
    Once you’ve downloaded the file, extract It’s contents to a folder of your choice, and double-click the Add Contents.reg file. It will ask whether to add the entries to the Registry, so click Yes.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Step Two:
    A message will now be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Registry. Hit OK to finalize the process.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Step Three:
    The Copy Contents to Clipboard option, has now been added to the right-click context menu. Let’s put It to the test. I’ve right-clicked a text file that contains detailed license Information, and selected the option as Illustrated below.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Step Four:
    It will now copy the entire contents of the file to the Clipboard. This happens within a split-second, so If you blink, you’ll miss It! I was lucky enough to capture the screenshot.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Step Five:
    I’ll paste the contents Into Notepad. To access It, open the Search bar, enter notepad and click on the search result at the top.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Step Six:
    I’ve now right-clicked on a blank area In Notepad, and hit Paste.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Step Seven:
    As you can see, the entire contents of the text file In Step Three above, have been pasted Into Notepad.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Last Step:
    If you wish to remove the Copy Contents to Clipboard option from the right-click menu, simply double-click the Remove Contents.reg file and hit Yes.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Final Thoughts:
    If you’re working In a busy environment, and perform quite a number of copy & paste operations on multiple files throughout the day, then this will certainly serve your needs. It’s objective Is to copy the entire contents of a given file without the need to open It, and It does It with Incredible ease. Do remember that It only supports the file formats, as listed prior to Step One above.

    Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.

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    Sync links make it easy to send files and folders to just about anyone. Recipients of links cannot edit the original file in any way (links are view-only), and do not need a Sync account. Links provide a fast, secure and easy method of sharing files and folders, without bulky email attachments.

    In this article:

    How do I link to a file or folder?

    You can create and share links from the Sync.com web panel, your computer, or your phone or tablet.

    Share a link from the Sync.com web panel:

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    1. Sign in to the web panel.
    2. Hover your mouse over any file or folder and click the Share button.
    3. Select the Share as link option (or Manage link option if the link has already been created).
    4. Click the Copy button to copy the link to your clipboard. You can then paste it into an email (Gmail, Outlook, Office 365, Apple Mail etc.), into a message, onto a website, or wherever you want people to access it.

    To add a password or set permissions click Link Settings. See the how to manage shared link permissions article for more details.

    As an added convenience, you have the option of emailing the link directly from the web panel, in which case the recipient will get an email notification delivered by Sync. For a more personalized message we recommend sending the link via your own email, using the copy method above.

    Share a link from a Windows or Mac computer:

    You can create and share links directly from your computer, however, you will first need to install the Sync desktop app first. With the Sync desktop app installed:

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    1. Click the Sync icon on the Windows system tray or the Mac menu bar.
    2. Select Open Sync Folder to go to the Sync folder.
    3. Right click on any file or folder in your Sync folder.
    4. Select Create a Link from the file menu.
    5. The link will be copied your clipboard. You can then paste it into an email (Gmail, Outlook, Office 365, Apple Mail etc.), into a message, onto a website, or wherever you want people to access it.

    Share a link from your phone or tablet:

    1. Install the Sync mobile app on your mobile device.
    2. Open the Sync mobile app.
    3. Tap the (ellipsis) icon beside any file, to open the file menu.
    4. Tap Share as link (or Manage link option if the link has already been created).
    5. Tap Send link to, and choose your email program, messaging app, or other app to send the link.

    How do I set passwords, expiry dates, download restrictions or revoke access (link permissions)?

    When you share a link to a file or folder you can set access permissions to control who can view the link, and what they can do with the link.

    Basic permissions include custom passwords and removing links (to revoke access). Sync Pro and Business customers can set advanced permissions, such as download restrictions, expiry dates, activity notifications and more.

    How do I request files with links?

    Sync Pro and Business customers can enable file uploads on links. The people you request files from can upload directly to a folder you link to, using a web browser (no Sync account required). This allows people to send you files easily.

    See the how do I request files with links article for more details.

    Can recipients of links download multiple files, all at once?

    If you share a link to a folder containing multiple files, the recipient of the link will have an option to download all of the linked files at once, as a Zip. This makes it easier and faster for people viewing your link to download multiple files.

    This option is available on folders up to 5 GB in size, and can be disabled via link permissions.

    Menus in Sublime Text are defined by files ending in .sublime-menu . Menus use JSON, with the top-level structure being an array. Each binding is a JSON object containing information to define the text of the menu entry and what action it should perform.

    Example

    The following is an example of the format of a .sublime-menu file.

    Entries

    Each menu entry is a JSON object with one or more keys. The list of supported keys includes:

    The text of the menu entry

    The character to use as the key to press to activate the entry. Only applies to Windows and Linux. Must match the case of the character in the “caption” .

    A string of the command to execute when the entry is activated

    A JSON object of args to send to the command

    A JSON array of entries to create a submenu from

    A unique string for the menu entry. Used for menu entries with “children” to allow adding additional child entries.

    One of the strings: “OSX” , “!OSX” , “Windows” , “!Windows” , “Linux” or “!Linux” . Controls what platforms the entry is shown on.

    Each menu entry requires at minimum, the key “caption” for a non-functionality entry, or “command” for an entry that performs an action.

    Available Menus

    Sublime Text has seven menus that may be customized:

    Primary menu for the application

    Side Bar Mount Point.sublime-menu

    Context menu for top-level folders in the side bar

    Context menu for files and folders in the side bar. Has “magic” args for passing file and folder names to commands.

    Entries with an arg ” files ” : [] will be enabled for files and will pass file names to the command via the arg files . Entries with an arg ” dirs ” : [] will be enabled for folders and will pass file names to the command via the arg dirs . Entries with an arg ” paths ” : [] will be enabled for files and folders and will pass file and folder names to the command via the arg paths .

    Context menu for file tabs

    Context menu for text areas

    Find in Files.sublime-menu

    Menu shown when clicking the . button in Find in Files panel

    Context menu for text inputs in various panels. Technically this file name can be changed via the context_menu setting inside of Widget.sublime-settings .

    Adding to Submenus

    Using the “id” key of an entry, it is possible to add entries to submenus. When adding submenu entries, specify only the “id” and “children” keys of the parent entry, and set the value of “children” to an array of entries to append to the submenu.

    For example, to add a new layout to the View Layout menu, create an entry such as:

    To find the “id” of entries in the Main.sublime-menu , use the View Package File command from the command palette and select Default/Main.sublime-menu .

    Customization

    Users can customize the available menus by creating an appropriately-named file in their Packages/User/ directory.

    Learn how to copy text to the clipboard with JavaScript.

    Click on the button to copy the text from the text field.

    Copy Text to Clipboard

    Step 1) Add HTML:

    Example

    Step 2) Add JavaScript:

    Example

    function myFunction() <
    /* Get the text field */
    var copyText = document.getElementById(“myInput”);

    /* Select the text field */
    copyText.select();
    copyText.setSelectionRange(0, 99999); /* For mobile devices */

    /* Copy the text inside the text field */
    navigator.clipboard.writeText(copyText.value);

    /* Alert the copied text */
    alert(“Copied the text: ” + copyText.value);
    >

    Display Copied Text in a Tooltip

    Example

    .tooltip <
    position: relative;
    display: inline-block;
    >

    .tooltip .tooltiptext <
    visibility: hidden;
    width: 140px;
    background-color: #555;
    color: #fff;
    text-align: center;
    border-radius: 6px;
    padding: 5px;
    position: absolute;
    z-index: 1;
    bottom: 150%;
    left: 50%;
    margin-left: -75px;
    opacity: 0;
    transition: opacity 0.3s;
    >

    .tooltip .tooltiptext::after <
    content: “”;
    position: absolute;
    top: 100%;
    left: 50%;
    margin-left: -5px;
    border-width: 5px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: #555 transparent transparent transparent;
    >

    .tooltip:hover .tooltiptext <
    visibility: visible;
    opacity: 1;
    >

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    The clipboard is a facility used for short-term data storage and/or data transfer between documents or applications, via copy and paste operations.

    Contents

    • 1 History
    • 2 Selections
    • 3 Tools
    • 4 Managers
    • 5 See also

    History

    In X10, cut buffers were introduced. These were limited buffers that stored arbitrary text and were used by most applications. However, they were inefficient and implementation of them varied, so selections were introduced. Cut buffers are long deprecated, and although some applications (such as xterm) may have legacy support for them, it is both not likely and not recommended that they be used.

    Selections

    Freedesktop.org describes the two main selections as follows:[4]

    PRIMARY Used for the currently selected text, even if it is not explicitly copied, and for middle-mouse-click pasting. In some cases, pasting is also possible with a keyboard shortcut. CLIPBOARD Used for explicit copy/paste commands involving keyboard shortcuts or menu items. Hence, it behaves like the single-clipboard system on Windows. Unlike PRIMARY, it can also handle multiple data formats.

    The majority of programs for Xorg, including Qt and GTK applications, follow this behavior. While ICCCM also defines a SECONDARY selection, it does not have a consensually agreed upon purpose. Despite the naming, all three selections are basically “clipboards”. Rather than the old “cut buffers” system where arbitrary applications could modify data stored in the cut buffers, only one application may control or “own” a selection at one time. This prevents inconsistencies in the operation of the selections.

    See the Keyboard shortcuts page which lists the default shortcuts in many programs.

    It is also important to realize that according to the selection protocols, nothing is copied until it is pasted. For example, if you select some word in a terminal window, close the terminal and then want to paste it somewhere else, it will not work because the terminal is gone and the text has not been copied anywhere. If you want the word to be preserved after closing terminal window, consider installing a clipboard manager.

    Tools

    This section lists command-line tools to manipulate the clipboards.

    • sselp — Simple X selection printer. Prints the X selection to stdout.

    https://tools.suckless.org/x/sselp || sselpAUR

    • xclip — A lightweight, command-line based interface to the clipboard.

    https://github.com/astrand/xclip || xclip

    • xsel — Command-line program for getting and setting the contents of the X selection.

    http://www.vergenet.net/

    Managers

    This section lists clipboard managers which provide additional features such as clipboard history or synchronization.

    Paste stores everything you copy on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad, so it’s always there whenever you need it.

    Never lose a copy again

    Paste is like a time machine for your clipboard that lets you instantly find any text, link, image, or file you’ve ever copied on any of your devices.

    Unlimited clipboard

    Paste extends your clipboard capacity so that everything gets saved and nothing gets lost.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Intelligent search

    Quickly find that presentation link from that email or anything else you copied a long time ago.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Pin the good stuff

    Create pinboards for frequently used items and keep them just a click away.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Designed for productivity

    With an intuitive interface that seamlessly integrates into your workflow, Paste lets you quickly get what you need and get on with your life.

    Edit on the fly

    Make and save changes to copied content before using it in other apps.

    Stack it up

    Use the Paste Stack feature to copy and paste a set of items in a specific order across multiple apps.

    Make it yours

    Set up shortcuts, rules, limits, and more to configure the Paste that’s perfect for you.

    Always at the ready

    Instant iCloud sync allows you to access all your copied content at any time from your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Everything connected

    Not only does Paste let you sync your data across all your devices, it plays nice with Universal Clipboard too.

    Everything secure

    All Paste data is stored in your own iCloud Drive using industry-standard security technologies and encryption.

    Features you’ll love

    Start using Paste and discover a host of features that will become part of your workflow so seamlessly you’ll think they were always there.

    Choose what to keep

    Select which apps you don’t want to keep track of to maintain complete control over your data.

    See it all at a glance

    Scroll through easy-to-read previews of your clipboard content to find what you’re looking for in no time.

    Share your content

    Share copied items via text, email, social media, AirDrop, or any of the other usual methods.

    Paste multiple items

    Select and paste or drag-and-drop multiple copied items simultaneously.

    Paste as plain text

    Remove formatting from copied text so you can paste it as plain text.

    Light or dark mode

    Paste automatically adjusts to your preferred appearance.

    I’m a heavy @paste_app user for 3 years. Paste is core to my everyday workflows. Even while writing this tweet I’m using it. It provides me with superpowers and makes me crazy efficient. Every time someone sees me using it they go like, “Oh hey, what was that? I want that!”

    This is a must-have Mac app for me. I use it dozens if not hundreds of times a day. So useful!

    I get worried when I use a computer without @paste_app. What if there’s something important on the clipboard? It’s like how you can “hold” a piece in Tetris but you have to remember what it is

    @paste_app — the best clipboard manager I’ve ever used. It’s such a huge boost in productivity. Other “essentials” can be accessed through a browser so this for me is the #1 app.

    Thanks to @paste_app, I was able to cut the time I would have spent on copying and pasting today by about 75%. Thanks! #productivity

    If you’re on a Mac you gotta use @paste_app. I promise it will change your copy/paste life forever. #ThankMeLater

    One subscription,
    endless productivity

    Paste is available with a single subscription on all devices for an extremely low rate. It includes all Paste features to help you work smarter and faster every day, plus regular app updates and improvements.

    Common questions

    Can I try Paste before buying?

    Yes, you can try Paste for up to 14 days for free on all your devices without any limitations.

    Do I need a separate subscription for my devices?

    No, a single subscription allows you to use Paste on all devices, including Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

    Will the subscription automatically renew?

    Both monthly and annual subscriptions are auto-renewing, but you can cancel at anytime.

    Do I get free updates?

    We constantly improve Paste and you will receive updates automatically.

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    Video: Add Content to the Course Content Page

    Watch a video about adding content

    The following narrated video provides a visual and auditory representation of some of the information included on this page. For a detailed description of what is portrayed in the video, open the video on YouTube, navigate to More actions , and select Open transcript .

    Video: Add content to the course content page explains how to add content to your course by creating new content, copying content from other courses, uploading content, or adding content from your Content Collection.

    Add files, images, audio, and video

    On the Course Content page, you can browse for files in cloud storage or on your computer. In some cases, students select the file name to download and open it. If allowed by the browser, some media files open in a new window or tab. Students are notified in their activity streams when you add content.

    In most browsers, you can select where the files that you open in courses are downloaded. For example, in Chrome, navigate to Settings > Advanced > Downloads . You can select the location for file downloads and choose if you want the browser to ask each time. In Safari, you have the same capabilities. Navigate to Preferences > General > File download location . You can perform an internet search to learn about file download choices in other browsers.

    Supported file types include DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, MP4, MPG, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, RTF, TXT, ZIP, and most image types.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Upload files . Select the plus sign wherever you want to upload files. In the menu, select Upload to browse for files on your computer. The files appear in the content list.

    Open a file’s menu to edit the file name, align with goals, replace the file, or add a description. You can also expand or create a folder or learning module and then upload files.

    If your institution uses Blackboard Ally, you can use the tool to be sure your course content is accessible to every student. Accessibility score indicators and alternative formats appear next to files. Learn more about Ally later in this topic.

    Add files from cloud storage . If you already have files stored in the cloud, such as in OneDrive ® and Google Drive™, you can add them to your course. You may choose multiple files from cloud storage to add to your Course Content page in one action. The files you add are copies. If you make a change to a file in cloud storage, you need to upload a new copy in your course.

    Add files from the Content Collection . If you already have files stored in the Content Collection, you can add to them in your course.

    Copying and pasting links from the URL bar to Images, PDFs, or other Files in the content collection won’t function properly. These URLs are temporary and break later.

    Control what students see . All content is hidden from students until you decide to show it. Each item displays if it’s visible or hidden from students. Select the visibility to change it.

    With your keyboard, tab to the visibility list and press Enter to open the menu. Use Alt/Option + the up and down arrows to select an option.

    Add goals and standards . You and your institution can use goals to measure student achievement across programs and curriculums. After you successfully upload a file to your course, you can align one or multiple goals. Open the menu in the file’s row and select Edit . In the panel, select Align with goals to search for available goals to align with the file.

    Students can’t see the goals you align with a file.

    Reorder, edit, and delete content easily . Point to an item to reveal the Move icon and drag the item to a new location in the content list. Open the menu and select Edit or Delete . For example, in the panel, you can change a file’s name, type a description that appears with the file on the Course Content page, or replace the file.

    With your keyboard, you can move an item to a new location, move an item into an expanded folder, and move a folder into another expanded folder.

    1. Tab to an item’s move icon.
    2. Press Enter to activate move mode.
    3. Use the arrow keys to choose a location.
    4. Press Enter to drop the item in the new location.

    Zip files

    On the Course Content page, you can upload a compressed package of files, also called a ZIP file. Students select the ZIP file to download it to their computers and unzip it to access the contents. In the menu, select Upload to browse for the file on your computer.

    Move text around or save it for later

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

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    What to Know

    • To copy text: Tap and hold until the first word is highlighted. Drag until you’ve highlighted all the text you want to copy, then tap Copy.
    • To copy a link: Tap and hold the link, then tap Copy from the menu. To copy an image: Tap and hold the image, then tap Copy.
    • To paste: In the app where you want to paste what you copied, double-tap or tap and hold, depending on the app, then select Paste.

    This article explains how to use the copy-and-paste features on an iPhone or another iOS device, such as an iPad or iPod touch. Instructions cover iOS 14 and earlier.

    How to Copy and Paste Text on iPhone

    The copy and paste commands are accessed through a pop-up menu. Most apps support this feature.

    Find the text you want to copy.

    Tap a word or area of the screen, and hold your finger down until a window appears that magnifies the text you selected. When it shows up, remove your finger. The copy and paste menu ​appears, and the word or section of text you tapped is highlighted.

    Depending on the app, there may be different options when the menu appears.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Drag the handles (circles) at the edges of the highlighted word or section to select more text. Tap and drag either of the blue lines in the direction you want to select—left and right, up and down. The menu reappears when you stop selecting.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    When the text you want to copy is highlighted, tap Copy. The copied text saves to a virtual clipboard. After you tap an option on the menu, the menu disappears.

    The clipboard can only contain one copied item (text, image, link, or another item) at a time. If you copy one item, then copy something else, you lose the first item.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Go to the app you want to copy the text into. It can be the same app you copied it from—like copying text from one email to another in Mail—or another app, such as copying something from the Safari web browser into a to-do list app.

    Tap the location in the app or document where you want to paste the text and hold your finger down until the magnifying glass appears. When it does, remove your finger, and the pop-up menu appears. Tap Paste to paste the text.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    When you paste into a document that contains words, drag your finger after the magnifier appears to place the cursor where you want the new text to appear.

    How to Copy Links on an iPhone

    To copy a link, tap and hold the link until a menu appears from the bottom of the screen with the URL of the link at the top. Tap Copy. Paste it using the same steps as other text.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    How to Copy Images on an iPhone

    You can also copy and paste images on the iPhone. To do that, tap and hold the image until a menu pops up from the bottom with Copy as an option. Depending on the app, that menu may appear from the bottom of the screen.

    Not all apps support copying images.

    How to send the contents of the clipboard to a text file via the send to menu

    Advanced Features: Look Up, Share, and Universal Clipboard

    The copy-and-paste menu contains more options than those. Here are some of the highlights:

    Sharing with Dropbox

    You can share anything you store in Dropbox—and decide whether you want people to be able to edit your content, or just view it.

    Get more done every day with easy, secure sharing. Rather than send files back and forth as email attachments, share work instantly from your Dropbox account. Any changes you make automatically update in real time for everyone you’ve given access to the file. Use Dropbox to simplify your workflow, from collaborating with colleagues to sharing that favorite vacation photo.

    In this chapter, we’ll show you how to share content and request specific files from anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.

    Share view-only

    If you need someone to be able to see your files, but not edit them, you can use Dropbox to share in two ways. You can invite people directly from a file or folder, or create a unique link to send via email or your favorite messaging app.

    When you invite someone directly with view-only permissions, the recipient will receive an email with a link to your content. They will have access to the file or folder in their own Dropbox account, but they can’t edit the content. For added security, you can change permissions or make the item private again.

    When you share with a view-only link, recipients can see a preview of the file or folder on dropbox.com, and can view or download the content—even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.

    How to: Share with view-only permissions

    dropbox.com

    To share with an email invitation:
    1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
    2. Click All files in the left sidebar.
    3. Hover over the item you’d like to share.
    4. Click the share icon (person) that appears.
    5. Type the email or name of the person (or people) you’d like to share with.
    6. Select Can view from the dropdown menu.
    7. Click Share . Recipients will receive an email with a link to the content you shared.

    To share with a link:
    1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
    2. Click All files in the left sidebar.
    3. Hover over the item you’d like to share.
    4. Click the share icon (person) that appears.
    5. Click Link settings to customize who has access or disable downloads.
    6. Click Copy link (if a link hasn’t been created yet, click Create and copy link).
    7. The link will be copied to your clipboard. You can then paste it into an email, chat, or other message.

    The Dropbox folder on your computer

    The mobile app

    A Dropbox link never “breaks,” even if you rename or move files or folders in your Dropbox account. If the recipient of a shared link downloads the content to their local computer and then make changes, it won’t be updated on your Dropbox account.

    If you’re on a Dropbox Professional or Business plan, you can set a password or expiration date, and disable downloads for a shared link at any time.

    Sharing with edit permissions

    If you want others to be able to edit the content you share with them, you can invite them directly from a file or folder.

    – Recipients must be signed into a Dropbox account to access and edit your content.

    – When folders are shared, the recipients become its members.

    – Changes to the contents inside a shared folder are synced with its members.

    – You can share with a group of people at once.

    How to: Share with a direct invitation

    Share from the Dropbox folder on your computer

    1. Open the Dropbox folder on your computer.
    2. Right-click the file or folder you’d like to share.
    3. Click Share.
    4. Type the Email, name, or group of the person (or people) you’d like to share with.
    5. Select Can edit from the dropdown menu.
    6. Click Share. They’ll receive an email with a link to the file or folder.

    Share on dropbox.com

    1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
    2. Click All Files in the left column.
    3. Hover over the item you’d like to share.
    4. Click the share icon (person) that appears.
    5. Type the email or name of the person, people, or group you’d like to share with.
    6. Select Can edit from the dropdown menu.
    7. Click Share file or Share folder. Recipients will receive an email invitation to the content you shared.

    Branded sharing

    If you’re on a Dropbox Professional plan, you can use branded sharing to add your company name and logo to the files and folders you share. When you send shared links or direct sharing invitations, recipients will see the branding elements you’ve added to your account settings.

    How to: Set up branding

    1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
    2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials) in the top-right corner.
    3. Click Settings.
    4. Click the Branding tab.
    5. Click Set up branding next to Brand name and logo to add your logo and the name of your company or brand.
    6. Click Choose image next to Background image to select a background image, if you like.

    File requests

    Use file requests to collect and receive files (up to 50 GB) from anyone, right in your Dropbox account. When someone clicks your file request link, all they have to do is choose files from their computer, enter their name and email, and click Upload. That’s it—there’s no need to sign in, so anyone can add files, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. It’s an easy way to get files—like vacation photos, student assignments, or proposals from vendors—without having to walk people through the process.

    All the files you collect are automatically organized into a single Dropbox folder. Only you can view files uploaded by others, although you could later decide to share all or some of the files in this folder.