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Question about where is the clipboard

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Evo4sickness, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Evo4sickness

    Evo4sickness Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ive been lookin for where the clipboard is but cant find it. I have selected some text and copied and dont know where it goes I know stupid question but I even have a file manger app and it stores everything and its not in there either.

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  2. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Android Expert

    I would imagine that it's hidden somewhere in the root partition, probably /system or /dbdata.
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    I'm not postive, but I think the stock clipboard in Android OS is a script, not a file; it retains text data until "pasted," which runs the script again into the text field you've chosen.

    But I think most clipboard apps, such as from Market, have a file structure and some area where copied items are stored and can be retrieved.
  4. Evo4sickness

    Evo4sickness Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ok thanks allot for the info. So you are positive that there isnt a stock clipboard storing place because when I copy it it says it has been copied to the clipboard. And when I copy a text from the web it will store it in downloads.
  5. It's just saying that to let you know it did it, and because most people are used to windows telling you that its been "copied to the clipboard".

    Huh? If you copy text from a web page, it will be stored in the "clipboard" until you paste it. Not in Downloads.
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    As Sitlet points out, "downloads" will not store copied text. It is the receiving point for most other file types acquired via a download link.

  7. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Android Expert

    Frisco is right. Take a look at this.

    ClipboardManager | Android Developers

    There's a class in android called ClipboardManager, and it's a subclass of GetSystemService. Which means it's not a stand alone application, so most likely the content is stored somewhere in the RAM.

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