Windows and Mac Should Have More Than One Clipboard
I hate when I have to lose text on my Clipboard because I need to copy a file.
The Clipboard is one of the most frequently used features, yet it has one weakness, they use the same clipboard for everything. This means that whenever you want to copy a file, any text or images on your clipboard will be wiped out.
Generally, when you copy something, such as text or images, you can only paste it into programs that handle text and images. Most programs don't let you past files into them, and the operating system itself doesn't let you paste text, images or other data as a file, so why not have more than one clipboard?
Having multiple clipboards isn't really new, but neither Windows or MacOS have built-in support for such a feature. I think its about time they expanded the clipboard to support more than one copied item, if nothing else, it would be great if there were at least 2 - 3 distinct clipboards, so you can distinguish between files and other media like text and images.
Joe Crescenzi, Founder
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