is a very useful thing to use in Windows. You can think of the clipboard
as an imaginary place to store things. The way to get things into
the clipboard is by 'copying' things into it. Once something is
in the clipboard, it can be 'pasted' somewhere else.
only be one thing in the clipboard at a time. That means every time
you 'copy', whatever was in the clipboard is replaced by whatever
was just copied.
various ways to copy. Whatever you want to copy first has to be
'selected', or given focus in some way. Text is selected by putting
the mouse arrow on the first letter of the text, and then dragging
the mouse to the last letter. You can also put the cursor before
the first letter of what you want to copy, and then use the arrow/page
up/page down keys to navigate to the last letter.
if you are looking at a web page, then you have to use the mouse
to select any text, since there is no cursor as such when you are
viewing web pages. (The new Netscape 7.0 browser lets you use the
arrow keys on web pages, however)
have selected what you want to copy, you can either click on Edit
in the top tool bar, and pick 'Copy' from the dropdown menu, OR
you can just hit Ctrl+C, to put the selected item(s) into the clipboard.
By the way, if you 'cut' (Ctrl+X), whatever you have selected is
removed when it is copied to the clipboard.
have copied to the clipboard, you can then 'paste' whatever it is
to somewhere else. First put your cursor at the place where you
want to paste. Then you can paste by either picking 'Paste' from
the Edit toolbar item, OR you can just hit Ctrl+V.
If you want
to replace something (text) with what is in the clipboard, you can
SELECT whatever you want to replace first, and THEN paste. What
this does is to replace the selected text with the text in the clipboard.
the other things you can copy and paste are pictures and files.
a picture or 'gif' from a web page.
arrow cursor over the picture and then 'right click' on it. Pick
'Save as' from the menu that appears, and then navigate to the folder
where you want to save the picture/gif.
a Web Page.
save a web page to your hard drive by right clicking on it and choosing
'Save page'. Then you can look at it later, without being online.
for Shortcuts on the Desktop
give these 'hotkeys'. Right click on one and select Properties (or
just hit the R key). Go to where it says 'Shortcut Key'. Now use
the keystroke combination you want to use, for example Ctrl+Shift+N
(this is my shortcut combo for Netscape). You will see it change
in the field. Now use the mouse to click on 'Apply'. Whenever you
now use that keystroke combo, it will be the same as clicking on