Talk:Clipboard (computing)

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History[edit]

I think this could do with information about the history of the clipboard. Has it been present in all GUI evnironments, or which was the first (or first few, as the case tends to be with GUI features) to implement it. Nick Fel 09:28, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Seconded. We need links to clipbaord software applications. I'm gonna try creating a category, but I don't know any except Textpad. Mathiastck 09:48, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Huh? What has a text editor to do with a feature of the GUI?Geira (talk) 13:28, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Actually, the shift-delete/ctrl-insert combos were the original clipboard manipulation keys in the first versions of Windows. The alternate ctrl-X/C/V ("borrowed" from MacOS) were added much later. Since Microsoft were [1] by Apple for "look and feel" issues in 1988, and I started using both Windows and MacOS in 1987 I'm pretty sure that these were not available in Windows 1.0 and probably not in 2.0. Hard to dig up documentation on this via Google though.Geira (talk) 13:28, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

This isn't true. The early "online" editors (1960s) used these control characters. I added the earliest reference I know of to Control-V.--Quinn d (talk) 02:44, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
The reference you added to Cut, copy, and paste does not support this, unfortunately. Can you clarify? See: Talk:Cut, copy, and paste#QED_origin_of_Control-V_for_paste?.
--Matthiaspaul (talk) 21:57, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment: not all cut-and-paste is done through the (one) clipboard. Rather, clipboard MAY be merged here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.237.178.98 (talk) 16:05, 5 February 2009 (UTC) COMMENT: 10/24/2010 I recommend that this be kept separate. I reference it on a website to tell people how to copy/cut and paste. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.124.227.72 (talk) 13:30, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

I also think it should be kept separate. Before there was a "clipboard" there were buffers (and there still are), and these commands were used to move text and commands in and out of the buffers.--Quinn d (talk) 02:44, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

For unices there is also parcellite, http://parcellite.sourceforge.net/ It should be added to the list. 80.74.176.55 (talk) 14:03, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

I *think* Nick Fel was asking for the history of the clipboard feature at all. The Ctrl-C Wikipedia page say it was present on Xerox PARC, but it lacks of citations (Control-C#In_command-line_environments) -- Arturotena (talk) 16:11, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Unclear and misleading[edit]

In older versions of Windows the common practice was to open a copy of the "Notepad" or "Wordpad" editor

Which older versions? Windows 3.1 has a Clipboard Viewer already. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 5.228.113.52 (talk) 14:40, 24 December 2013 (UTC)