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For something so essential to everyday computing, the clipboard tool is actually pretty limited. After all these years, it can still only handle one thing at a time. Copy or cut something new, and the previous contents of the clipboard are lost. Fortunately, there are both Windows and Mac tools available that will let you upgrade your clipboard experience.


Android: Copy Bubble is a clipboard manager with a floating icon that makes it easy to copy text or images in one app and paste it in another. When Copy Bubble is active, you can copy data as you normally would. The counter on the icon will fill up as you copy more things.


Mac: Dragging and dropping folders and files is one of the easiest ways to move things around on a Mac, but the problem with it is that you have to have a destination folder ready. DragonDrop is a simple app that adds a holding bin to store data so you can find the destination folder easier.


I'm so used to Control-C for copy, Control-X for cut and Control-V for paste that it never occurred to me that other options (such as the Edit menu or right-clicking) don't always work in web-based applications like Google Docs. Google Operating System points out this flaw, which is almost unavoidable because of browser security requirements.


Ordinarily, you can't copy text from a Windows popup or error message. GetWindowText is a tiny portable app that will let you grab the text from any window so you can easily Google that message.


USB memory sticks (also known as flash drives or thumb drives) are handy little storage devices that make transferring files between computers very easy. Beginning computer users may not know how to use a USB memory stick, however, so this guide is for you to share with them.


There may not be a pure keyboard shortcut to do it (actually, there is -- Oz ed), but Mac OS X does allow copying and pasting of files—by using the mouse and the Option key. Normally, the default system behaviour would just move a file that's dragged by the mouse, but doing this will cause it to make a copy of the file, just as though you had used the copy/paste functions in an app.


One of the nicer but relatively unknown features of Mac OS X is its ability to create text clippings. Text clippings are basically selections of text that have been saved for later, and can be dropped into another document (or even a form box in a browser) at any time. It's a bit like the layby version of Copy and Paste, and all you have to do to create one is drag some highlighted text to the desktop.