In this post we will see how to clear the clipboard in different platforms like PC or MAC.
What is clipboard? Why you should erase clipboard
Clipboard is a temporary storage area for information that you have copied or moved from one place and plan to use somewhere else. You can select text or graphics and then use cut/copy commands to move your selection to clipboard, where it will be stored until you use paste command to insert it elsewhere. The clipboard is available in most Windows programs.
We often use copy/paste commands while working with logins, passwords, credit card numbers and other secure information. But Clipboard information can be easily seen by anyone who can access your computer or by the web sites you visit. Also these data use a lot of memory which will make the computer go slow and lower performance. Delete the clipboard will empty all memory.
How to Clear Clipboard
There are different erase history tools that help you find, go to my clipboard and clear the clipboard information automatically.
- From the command prompt windows you can type the following and it will empty your clipboard.
- cmd /c “echo off | clip”
WIndows 8 and Windows 10
- Press Windows Key + R to open Run window.
- Type cmd /c “echo off | clip” and press Enter.
For MAC there is not a specific instruction but we can do a small trick.
Open a new note pad or text document. Press space and drag the mouse. You will be selecting a blank space. Press Command + C and you will have a blank space in clipboard which will remove previous data.
- On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the Clipboard dialog box launcher.
- Click the Clear All button.
Where do I find my Clipboard
In Windows you should look for it in the programs, it is called Clipboard Viewer.
As we have said before in mobiles or cell phones, the clipboard is a non-existent place, that is, it is called a space in RAM, a virtual site where some copied information is saved.
But to see it, you have to paste it somewhere. If it is a photo, then you paste it in the gallery, if it is a text, you paste it in a message, notebook, or mail and that's it.
To paste on a smartphone press and hold with your finger and you will get the option to paste.
Where is the clipboard in Android?
Keep pressing your finger on the screen and these options will come out.
The clipboard is nothing more than storing the texts regardless of their extension or images that you cut and copies, in order to take them to other recipients of texts and / or galleries, to paste them, edit them and even share them with other users, through applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook, SMS, Messenger, among others.
Once you perform these copying, cutting and when you do screenshot actions, you will see a call on the screen of your Android that goes something like this: "saved in clipboard".
To look for the clipboard, you just have to stand on the image or text you want to copy or cut, press the screen for about two to three times.
Where is the clipboard on Facebook?
In the Facebook application, the clipboard works basically, as it does in the rest of the applications, with the advantage of being able to permanently save the copied in the "save elements" section.
Otherwise, you can cut or paste through the computer's mousse, if you are in the social network through your pc or by pressing a few seconds the screen of your Android, as we saw in the previous title.
Finally, you can download the item to your Smartphone and save it to your file for later use or for sharing with other applications.
In this case, you can make use of all the photographs, videos and conversations, copying or cutting them, then saving them in your memory and sending it to your contacts. You can also edit the photos or the videos, through an editing program and share only the part of these elements that you are interested in making known.
The social network Facebook, is compatible with phones that have intelligent operating systems, regardless of the brand. Therefore, it is a multilanguage application that has been downloaded and installed by more than 1,600 million users worldwide and the service it offers is backed by the tireless work of almost thirteen thousand employees.
Where is the clipboard of Instagram
The application and Instagram social network, you must configure it to store all your photos, gifs and videos; and after uploading them to the application they will be automatically saved in a clipboard folder of your gallery on your mobile phone.
The first thing you should do is access your instagram profile, you must have entered your password and username; Then click on the button that is located on the lower right-hand side, which in its last update is a circle with your profile picture.
Then you must select in the menu, the Accessing to it item, marking the right button of the upper corner of the application.
Then a list of options will appear. You must select the Preferences option and you will find the option to save the original photos, if this option appears in blue, it means that you have already selected the option to save photos on Instagram.
Instagram still does not have the option to download photos and videos directly from your application, either from another person or from your own account, there is only one option to save the photo to see later in your application, than if the person in the account Delete the photo or the video you can not visualize it.
But there are a number of programs such as InstaDownloader that allows you to download the video or photo directly to your Smartphone.
Where is copied stored in PC (windows)
The clipboard is not physically, you can not access it in any way, as if it is a file, the clipboard is a place in the memory of the computer where the elements will be temporarily copied, that cuts and copies, during the execution of One or several programs, these elements can be: folders, images or something as simple as a text.
But in Windows XP, you have the option that every time you copy (Ctrl-c) or cut (Ctrl-x) an item, it will be temporarily saved to the clipboard, and you must follow the following steps to enter:
You must click with the left mouse button on Windows Start, and in the right part of that window select the run item.
After you open the window, you must write: "clipbrd"
Other applications allow you to view the contents of your clipboard, such as Presse Papier and 101Clips. The Windows clipboard unfortunately only allows you to keep one item at a time. But, there are downloadable applications that allow you to expand the capacity of the clipboard, paste and copy a very large number of elements, such as: Ditto and ClipTray.