Computer Fundamentals Index

Computer Introduction Types of computer Characteristics of computer Uses of computer History of Computers

Computer Languages

Low Level language Middle level Language High level language

Computer Generation

Generation of Computers Second generation of Computers Third generation of Computers Fourth generation of Computers Fifth generation of Computers

Peripheral Devices

Input devices Output device


Block diagram and basic components Control processing unit (CPU) Software Hardware


Computer Memory Registers Memory Hierarchy RAM Vs ROM Understanding file sizes (Bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB, PB, EB, ZB, YB)

Computer Network

Types of Network Types of Area Networks (LAN, WAN, MAN) TCP Flags

Computer Virus

Computer Virus

Computer Ports

Computer Ports


How to hack a computer How much do Computer Programmers make How does a Computer work How to associate a file with a program How does a computer convert text into binary How does a computer process data into information How to fix a CD-ROM DVD How to fix the no input signal How to install computer memory How to associate a file with a program How to log out of your operating system How do I change my name on Google How to installation or uninstallation Microsoft Paint How to fix a not a valid Win32 application error How to fix missing Microsoft Windows .dll files How to use a computer keyboard How to erase my hard drive and start over How can I test how many words I can write a minute How to shut down a computer How do I open and edit the Windows registry How to edit the registry from the command line How to restart Microsoft Windows How to install a computer processor How to open Microsoft Paint How to fix problems in Windows after installing new software How to enable or disable the preview pane of Microsoft Outlook How to open a Microsoft .wps or Works file in Word How to view the HTML source code in Microsoft Word How to View or Change the Screen Resolution of a Monitor How to Connect and Install a Computer Keyboard How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10 How to determine Which Version of Microsoft Office I'm using How to find out how much hard drive space is available How to Fix PC Stuck on Verifying DMI Pool Data How to choose which items show in the notification area How to find similar images using Search by Image How to fix Low Memory and out of memory errors How To Replace the CMOS Battery How do I Update my Antivirus Program How to fix a general protection fault How to Identify problems in the Windows Device Manager How can the Base be Shown How to test if a Website or Web Page is down How Much is 1 Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, etc


Who invented Computer What are the advantages of the Internet? What are the disadvantages of the Internet? Is my computer 64 bit? What is Edge Computing? What is a Router? What is Monitor What is Printer What is a Web Browser What is Microphone What is a Webcam What is PC What is Keyboard What is Motherboard What is WAP What is URL What is a Digital Assistant When was the first Computer Invented What is Modem What is Firmware What is Imperative Programming What is Protocol What is Safe Mode What is Device Driver What is Hybrid Topology What is Mesh Topology What is Procedural language What is a hyperlink What is a Username Who invented the Internet What is Video Card What is Sound Card What is Binary What does Alt+B do What does Alt+D do What does Alt+E do What does Alt+Esc do What does Alt+R do What does ALT + Q do What does Alt + Tab do What is Data Manipulation What is a touch screen What is Back Panel What is Analog Monitor What is AR lens What is an ATX Style Connector What is a File System What is Hard Disk Drive (HDD) What is a boot device What is accessibility What is Line In What is network Interface card (NIC) What is Optical Disk Where can I ask questions on the internet What is Auto Rotate What is CAD (Computer-aided design) What is Cable Modem What is Home Page What is boot menu What is braille reader What is flash memory What is Windows What is Clipboard What is Cyber Warfare What is Myspace Why has my IP address changed What is Jacquard Loom My computer is running slow, what steps can I do to fix it What is a Kensington Lock What is a multicore processor What is automation Are smartphones and tablets computers What is a Login Script What is a Loosely Typed Language What is Multitasking? Why my computer monitor shows no display or black screen What is REM What is Parallelization What is Overtype mode What is open with What is Bracket What is an Online Service What is REM What is Parallelization What is Overtype mode What is open with What is Bracket What is an Online Service What is the Pg Dn Key (Page Down Key) What is the Pg up Key (Page up Key) What is Palmtop Computer What is a Processing Device What is a Print Preview What is the Print Screen Key What can I do if my computer or laptop is lost or stolen What is a Model Number What are the currently available antivirus programs What are Toggle keys What is a Case fan What is a Silicon Chip What is a Slate PC What is a TAB stop What is an Octothorpe What is Task Pane What is Task View What is the svchost.exe file used for in Windows Where can I find free online virus scanners Why am I unable to increase the resolution in Windows What is Autofill When I click my mouse, it sometimes double-clicks What is Scratch What is UDIMM What is MsConfig What is an Expansion Card What is an Executable File What is an Elevated Command Prompt What is an AC Adapter What is AIMBOT What is a Software Suite What is a LED Monitor What does Alt + X do What does alt + space do What does Alt + O do Now that I’ve got a Computer, what can i do What is a Punch Card What is RDIMM What is Select All What is Serial number What is Thermos flask What programs can I use for speech recognition What are the Advantages of Computers What are the Disadvantages of Computers What does Alt + T do What Hardware Device Drivers should be Updated What is a Desktop What is a Ring Topology What is CMOS What is a Directory What is a Mechanical Mouse What is a Plotter What is a Variable What is an Icon What is Data What is HDMI What is Remote What is Right-Click What is SMPS Why does my Laptop not turn on What is a Copyright What is a Cordless Mouse What is a CSV file What is a Joystick What is a Start Button What is a Taskbar What is an Alignment What is an Output Device What is Cat 5 What is Google Chrome What is Post


Difference between hardware and software Difference between multiprocessor and distributed systems Difference between Desktop and Laptop Difference between File and folder Difference between Hard Copy and Soft Copy Open Source Programs vs Closed Source Programs


Quantum Computing Computer Software Autoexec.bat and config.sys info Update an Antivirus Use of Internet Advantages and disadvantages of Email Computing Power Internet Explorer Shortcut Keys Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Augmented Reality Infrastructure Readiness Check Top 10 Internet tips and tricks Introduction and Features of FoxPro Features of Multimedia Top 10 online services and applications Receiving S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replacing error Version Control System Uninstalling Software or Apps in Windows Data Warehouse Increase or decrease font size in Word using keyboard shortcuts Mouse not detected or working in Windows Computer Cleaning Information and Steps Function Keys on Keyboard Windows 7 Alt+Tab won’t stay on top or stick

What is Clipboard?

The Clipboard is a particular location in computer, phone, or tablet memory where you can store copied text or other data. It is also known as paste-board. When you copy a data pr text in Clipboard, then it can be pasted to a new location. The text or data is saved in the clipboard until you log out of the computer.

What is Clipboard

A user who has the ability to copy content from a word processor and paste it into an email message is an example. If the user passes from the Clipboard many times, then the same information is pasted continuously. If the user copies some other text, then the previously copied text will be removed automatically, and the new text will be entered in the Clipboard.

How to copy or move information to the Clipboard

On the computer

Copy features are used to copy the information from one program to the Clipboard. Like, there is the text that you want to copy, then you could highlight the text and then right-click on the text, and then you will find the copy option. Choose that option the text will copy to the Clipboard. Alternatively, you can also copy the text by simple keyboard shortcuts that are Ctrl + C. Simply choose the text that you want to copy, then do on keyboard Ctrl + C on pc and in the Chromebook, do Command + C on Mac.

You can also use cut features. It can also copy the text in Clipboard, but it moves the text from one to another. If you copy the text using it, then the text will automatically delete from its position and simple do paste where you want to find it. This can be done by selecting the text and right-clicking on it, and then you will find the cut button. Choose this, and the text will be copied to the Clipboard. Alternatively, you can also use keyboard shortcuts. In this, choose the text and do Ctrl + X on the PC, and On the Mac, do Command+ X.

On Mobile Device

To copy text or a picture, use the copy feature. After choosing the highlighted text or image with your finger, click the Copy option that appears.

Use the cut feature to relocate text or a picture. Select the Cut option that comes once you highlight the desired text or image with your finger and tap it.

Copying information from the Clipboard to another program

On a computer

You can paste information into any program after copying or moving it to the Clipboard using the methods described above. To paste text, a photo, or another object, for instance, move the cursor to the desired location, right-click a blank space, and choose "paste." On a PC or Chromebook, you might also use the paste keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V and Command + V on Mac.

On a mobile device

Users of Android and Apple iOS devices, such as the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models, can utilize the paste capability to copy data from the Clipboard to any software. Tap the program where you wish to paste the material after copying the data to the Clipboard. Tap there again, and then choose the Paste option that pops up.

How do I open the Clipboard?

"Clipboard viewers," which are built into many operating systems, display the data that is kept in the Clipboard. These tools frequently allow you to check the history of the Clipboard or change its permissions. The steps to view the Clipboard on a Chromebook, a mobile device, a Mac, and Windows are listed below.

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Vista, 7, and 8
  • Windows 2000 and XP
  • Windows 9x, ME, and NT
  • Windows command line
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Apple macOS
  • iPad and iPhone
  • Android device
  • Chromebook

Windows 11

1. After selecting Start, click the Settings Gear icon.

2. Navigate to the Clipboard option by scrolling down to the right side of the Settings box.

3. Simply toggle the Clipboard history option to the on position by clicking the toggle switch.

When enabled, the Windows key + V keyboard shortcut allows you to view the history of the Clipboard.

Windows 10

Microsoft added a new clipboard to view the history of items copied in the Windows 10 October 2018 update. The clipboard history, however, is limited to copying text and images that are no larger than 4 MB in size.

The actions listed below can be used to enable the clipboard history feature.

1. After selecting Start, click the Settings Gear icon.

2. Select the System option from the Settings window.

3. Click the Clipboard option in the left menu pane.

4. Click the toggle switch to the on position for the Clipboard history under Clipboard history.

Once enabled, you can access the clipboard history by using the keyboard shortcut Windows key + V.

Windows Vista, 7, and 8

Unfortunately, Windows Vista, 7, and 8 do not come with a clipboard viewer from Microsoft. To examine the clipboard contents, you must download and run a third-party utility or software.

Windows 2000 and XP

The Clipboard has been renamed the Clipbook viewer, which makes it difficult for users of Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP to locate. By launching Windows Explorer, going to the "Windows" folder, and then selecting the "System32" folder, you can access it. Double-click the clipbrd.exe file after finding it.

To run this software, users can alternatively choose Start > Run, enter Clipboard, and then hit Enter.

Windows 9x, ME, and NT

A clipboard viewer is pre-installed on Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, and ME and may be accessed by choosing Start, Programs, System Tools, and Clipboard Viewer. The clipbrd.exe file located in the Windows directory can also be used to run the clipboard viewer.

Windows command line

There are no commands in the default Windows command line that let you see or paste the contents of the Clipboard. However, you can use the clip command to copy text to the Clipboard.

What is Clipboard

The text can then be pasted into another application, such as Notepad.

What is Clipboard
What is Clipboard

Windows PowerShell

With the Get-Clipboard command or its alias, gcb, in PowerShell, you can paste the contents of the Clipboard.

What is Clipboard

To run PowerShell, open the Start menu and choose Windows PowerShell > Windows PowerShell.

Apple macOS

On a Mac, follow the procedures listed below to view the Clipboard.

1. Launch the Finder program.

2. Select Show Clipboard from the Edit option in the Finder window's top menu bar.

The Clipboard only shows the most recent copy. To view the additional clipboard history, you must install a third-party clipboard manager program like Paste.

iPad and iPhone

Unfortunately, Apple's iPads and iPhones lack a clipboard viewer. To examine the contents of the Clipboard, you must download and use a third-party program like Paste or Clip+.

Android device

For phones or tablets running the basic Android operating system, Google does not supply a clipboard viewer. The default keyboard on some Android versions, including Samsung One UI, features a clipboard icon. To access it, open the keyboard and click the clipboard symbol above the keys. As shown in the picture, this emblem might be concealed beneath a menu for meatballs.

You can download and utilize a third-party program like Gboard to examine the contents of the Clipboard if your keyboard lacks a clipboard icon.


Press the Search key + V keyboard shortcut on a Chromebook to launch and view the clipboard manager. The clipboard manager appears in the centre of the screen, displaying the contents as well as what can be pasted.

How many things can be stored in the Clipboard?

One item can be kept in the Clipboard at a time. For instance, it is one thing to pick and copy a section of text or a picture. If you copy something else after pasting something else into the Clipboard, it replaces the previously copied item.

How much data can the clipboard store?

How much data the Clipboard can hold depends on the amount of physical memory (RAM) and chosen virtual memory (paging file) on the computer. You may copy more information to the Clipboard when a computer has greater memory.

The Clipboard only saves copied text and images. When you copy a file, only its metadata - not the actual file - is kept. It is, therefore, uncommon for you to need to enhance the Clipboard's data storage capacity. However, you can come across a situation where more memory is required to enable the Clipboard to save the picture data if you are working with large or raw photographs.