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    • islandman
    • By islandman 12th Jan 19, 5:42 PM
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    Saving is one thing, finding clipboard, wow?
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    • 12th Jan 19, 5:42 PM
    Saving is one thing, finding clipboard, wow? 12th Jan 19 at 5:42 PM
    Using a chromebook, to screensave, I click the three dots top right, scroll down to more tools and the arrow to "Take screenshot" where "show in folder" appears and "copy to clipboard".

    Access to view/delete I can do via folder, but I cannot find the route to clipboard. There must be quite a few things there yet to be seen.

    Maybe you could advise please?.
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 12th Jan 19, 5:49 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 5:49 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 5:49 PM
    Its saved on clipboard.

    Just 'right click' to paste into.......... say a email body or a document

    The 6th button at top of keyboard is the shortcut to screensave (ctrl +icon)


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    Last edited by ballyblack; 12-01-2019 at 6:00 PM.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 12th Jan 19, 5:51 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 5:51 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 5:51 PM
    There is only one thing on the clipboard - whatever you last copied. It is a temporary storage space used for the copy and paste functionality of a computer. Why do you want to look at the clipboard?
    • islandman
    • By islandman 12th Jan 19, 6:03 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 6:03 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 6:03 PM
    There is only one thing on the clipboard - whatever you last copied. It is a temporary storage space used for the copy and paste functionality of a computer. Why do you want to look at the clipboard?
    Originally posted by wongataa

    In a word, curiosity. Having seen copy to clipboard for ages, and knowing I may well have done just that, thought it about time I tried to find it and possibly empty it. But your explanation solves that. It does beg the question why it only holds one though.
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    • islandman
    • By islandman 12th Jan 19, 6:09 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 6:09 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 6:09 PM
    Its saved on clipboard.

    Just 'right click' to paste into.......... say a email body or a document

    The 6th button at top of keyboard is the shortcut to screensave (ctrl +icon)


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    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Yes ballyblack I'm aware pressing alt+that rectangular window with to lines is a way to screen save, but somehow, it dosen't work everytime. The route described in my O/P, does but I would fibd it more satisfactory to be instant. Going to dots, scrolling, extending etc, means I could lose what I would want to save. Maybe it's possible to set up a short cut key?.

    PS, no that's wrong, alt+rectangular window only reduces the page, it is ctrl=+shift +rectangular window.

    PPS, no that's wrong. huh.

    PPPS, been through every combination of using shift/ctrl/alt with the rectangular window, in either single or double but no luck. Will leave for a few hours now.
    Last edited by islandman; 12-01-2019 at 6:22 PM.
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 12th Jan 19, 9:04 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 9:04 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 9:04 PM
    its CTRL first +Icon......... not Alt !

    is shortcut key


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    Last edited by ballyblack; 12-01-2019 at 9:30 PM.
    • islandman
    • By islandman 12th Jan 19, 10:22 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 10:22 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 10:22 PM
    its CTRL first +Icon......... not Alt !

    is shortcut key


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    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Will do that am, in bed now. Thanks
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    • islandman
    • By islandman 13th Jan 19, 7:44 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:44 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:44 AM
    In the words of the poet, "it's easy when you know how".

    Who would have thought, such a simple process could be made so difficult to understand. I did. But thanks to the perseverance of ballyblack all is well in my little world.

    A morning in the garden is called for today and I shall do it, knowing this problem has been solved. Thanks ballyblack.
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 13th Jan 19, 10:40 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 10:40 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 10:40 AM
    There used to be a small programme called clipdiary that kept a history of your clipboard and you could copy and paste older items from it.
    Not sure if it still works....
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 13th Jan 19, 10:46 AM
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    I doubt anything for a Chromebook?
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 13th Jan 19, 12:43 PM
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    I doubt anything for a Chromebook?
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Actually there are a few in the chrome store...
    Last edited by RumRat; 13-01-2019 at 12:46 PM.
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 13th Jan 19, 3:50 PM
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    In a word, curiosity. Having seen copy to clipboard for ages, and knowing I may well have done just that, thought it about time I tried to find it and possibly empty it. But your explanation solves that. It does beg the question why it only holds one though.
    Originally posted by islandman
    It isn't designed to store more than one thing is the reason why. It is so you can use the copy command and then the paste command shortly afterwards. It is emptied when you turn the computer off.
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