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How to Use KDE�s Clipboard and Klipper App

Apr 27, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tavis J. Hampton)

"The clipboard is one of the oldest and most important features of desktop computing. With it, you can temporarily store pictures, images, and even file information in the system's memory, and then copy or move that information to a new destination.

"KDE has an advanced clipboard system, largely due to a small program called Klipper, which can store more than one piece of data. KDE also has the ability to copy and move files with copying and pasting, and automatic creation of files using clipboard data.

"1. The Basics

"KDE's clipboard allows for cross-application copying, cutting, and pasting. For example, you can copy a URL in Konqueror and easily paste it into KWord. Furthermore, GTK and Gnome applications all copy, cut, and paste seamlessly with KDE applications.

"Dolphin file manager, plasma's Folder View widget, and any other KDE application that can manage files, all share the same copy/cut/paste features. If you want to copy a file from one folder to another, click Edit in the menu and then click Copy. To complete the operation, navigate to the destination folder, click Edit, and click Paste. The same technique works for moving files using the "Cut" feature."

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