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Old May 5th, 2010, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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when you copy some text from a web page and it gives you 3 options as to what you want to do with it, where does it go if you select copy as it says that it saves it to clipboard but there is no clipboard.
does anyone know where it gets put?

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Old May 5th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure where it gets put "exactly" however I assume you just care about pasting that copied clipboard text somewhere?

If so, then you just need to hold down your finger (for 2 secs or so) into the necessary input box, and when the Edit text dialogue options pop up, click "Paste".

Another interesting question on the back of this however, is why HTC or Google haven't included a "Search Google for <selected text>" option, as is done in Google Chrome and Firefox. This would be really useful.
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Yes but where does the phone put it as there is no clipboard on the phone?
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Old May 6th, 2010, 03:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It must go somewhere, I'd be interested in knowing this too...
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Are you guys for real? It's just stored in a buffer. Just because there's no clip board viewer application, it doesn't mean its all witchcraft and wizardry...

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so how do you view the text that you have saved then?
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Paste it into something...

If it really matters to you, download something like clipnote lite.

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Are you guys for real? It's just stored in a buffer. Just because there's no clip board viewer application, it doesn't mean its all witchcraft and wizardry...

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I am soooooooooooooooo in agreement. Lol.
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guys, put your handbags down, it was only a question.
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OK well instead of starting a new thread i'll ask here...

how on earth do you clear the clip board? would be nice to have that available somehow... had it on blackberry.

copy an oh lets say PASSWORD then paste it, how on earth do you clear the cache or clipboard? and hopefully not everything else on the phone.

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OK well instead of starting a new thread i'll ask here...

how on earth do you clear the clip board? would be nice to have that available somehow... had it on blackberry.

copy an oh lets say PASSWORD then paste it, how on earth do you clear the cache or clipboard? and hopefully not everything else on the phone.

thanks, clint
No clue how to clear the clipboard.. but as I think it's not that straight forward to access all the stuff on it.. Can't you just copy a blank string, thereby replacing clipboard contents with 'nothing'?
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Well not sure but from the apps I've looked @ seems the clipboard has a pretty good "memory". Will be using it a lot for pretty secure passwords and wanna make sure its clean is all. Used to use the copy nothing on pc's not sure it would clear all here.

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Looks like a pretty standard clipboard to me - ClipboardManager | Android Developers .. with setText overwriting whatever text is currently there.. What examples of "good memory" have you seen in apps? And, I also guess you've tried searching for an app to clear clipboard?
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hmmm going back looking for the "memory" mentioned in the apps it seems the apps say they can provide the "memory". none seem to directly mention clearing the clip board though.

i'm just a tinfoilfat card carrying member and like security is all. would love to find something that cleared the clipboard auto when phone locked that would be best or a widget/short cut to do it @ least.

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Old May 29th, 2010, 12:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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WOW found this...

* Option to Wipe Cache

here>>
[ROM.tgz] Smoked Glass v6.0 *03/15* (Android 2.1 - ESE53) - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

this looks like FUN!!!!

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i just copy something else tbh, that clears it.
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ah cool thanks, clears things (mainly clipboard) hehe up for me.

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I've found that I need to simply get to an available text entry box, hold my finger down in the area until the option to "Paste from clipboard" appears which brings up the current list of items stored in the clipboard (note that, for me on my Droid X, the list has a lot more stored than simply ONE item to be overwritten so the suggestion to "just copy something else to replace it" will not work for me).

At that point, I press the Menu button and that brings up the single option to "Clear the clipboard" which I select and everything is deleted.

The clipboard information MUST be stored in a text file somewhere. This is indeed a security issue and there must be a more secure way of dealing with this situation especially if the clipboard information is stored in clear text.

Only way to do this is to paste the password where it needs to go and to immediately go through the motion to paste again but instead select the option to clear the clipboard.

If you use KeePass, it will clear the copied user name and password after a set time (I set mine to 1 minute which is enough time to copy/paste the pertinent information.)

I hope some of this helps,

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have found a easier method... purchased tasker on market what a dream it is, made a widget to clear clipboard. wish i found the app along time ago would saved me buying countless others. it is awesome.

thanks though-htclint
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in my samsung galaxy s2, there is simple option where if i tap on the cursor in text field it gives me option of clipboard and i can view whole keyboard and can also delete it...

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Not sure if this thread is closed. I am just adding my comments if anyone is still facing clipboard issue.

When clipboad is visible and you are ready to insert the copied data. Just press and hold clipboad data for some time this pops up a window to manage and there by we can delete.
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thaks a lot....it worked for me. there was lots of data stored on my clipboard and i really wanted to remove it.
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I finally found the clipboard on the Samsung Galaxy 2...open an email and click reply or forward. Tap and hold in the compose area. A list will appear and tap on 'select all'. The clipboard will come up and you can just tap that. Note that if there is nothing on the clipboard, it will not appear. Good luck.
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This worked for me. Thanks!
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Not sure if this thread is closed. I am just adding my comments if anyone is still facing clipboard issue.

When clipboad is visible and you are ready to insert the copied data. Just press and hold clipboad data for some time this pops up a window to manage and there by we can delete.
Thank you SO much! I've searched high and low, trying to figure out how to clear the clipboard. I joined Android Forums primarily to thank you for this post.

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Angry I lost a note!!

I don't know if you guys already answered this, but I lost some writing I did on a note I did and reeeaaallly would like it back. I know it was the 2nd to last thing I copied to my clipboard, and was wondering if there was a way to view or restore it from there? I accidentally pasted over the note I was trying to copy with whatever I copied last time and the stupid thing got saved...I guess I was a little too quick on the clicking. Anywho...Is only one thing saved on the clipboard at one time? (I'm using the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic from Sprint.) Thanks in advance!
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As a new Android user, I appreciate this tip on copy and paste! I figured out how to copy, but couldn't figure out how to paste! I appreciate it!
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Hi, on my galaxy s2 i can find clipboard by going into file manager, i use FX file manager, click on documents and clipboard shows, but only shows if you have saved something to clipboard
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Notsure emptying clipboard

all you have to do is ...when you have the menu up that says


"Select Word Select All Paste Clipboard"

(the only way i know to get this menu...you have to be in a text entry screen and you have to have at least one character typed...then hold down in screen..choose select word.)


Choose clip board and it will bring up all that is on your clipboard. If you then hold down on what ever you want to delete it will give you the option to delete. Note if you have nothing on your clipboard then it will not give you the option.
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If you didn't get an answer see my post from 26/03/2012 titled emptying clipboard. It might help. This is how i access clipboard without an app.
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Wtf lol. I think he is asking where the text is saved so it can be viewed at a later time...i personally have saved large quotes from the internet and it says saved to clipboard and now i want to read them but cant find them. This isnt a matter of "witchcraft and wizardy" lol like really lets stay on topic here and try and answer the question instead of resorting to a witch hunt!
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Clipboard is something "hidden" storage of any device. Just like when you copy a text from your Word Document via CTRL+C or Right-click>Copy, it automatically saves to a Clipboard but you wouldn't be able to see that particular storage. However, in my Galaxy S3, I'd like to believe it is shown somewhere in the topmost part of the screen. You just pull that upmost bar down then you will be able to see the clipboard content. Just like making a screenshot of your Conversation, it says that the screenshot is captured and has been saved to the clipboard. Pull that upmost bar down, then... whoala... there it is.
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Hi

I understand that you want to view and clear your clipboard storage.

The easy way is go into message

Hold finger in the text area

Choose clipboard

Press clear in the top right

Hope this helps.
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