And you may even know about the “clipboard,” the virtual place in your Mac’s memory where a copied item sits before it gets pasted.
But did you know that you can take a peek at the clipboard and actually lay your eyes on what’s clipped to it?
- First, click on the desktop to bring up the Finder menu at the top of the screen.
- Click the Edit menu, then select Show Clipboard.
- A pop-up window will display whatever’s sitting on the clipboard. If you copied a string of text, you’ll see the text itself; if you copied an image, a file, or a folder, you’ll see the name of the item.
No, you can’t manipulate what’s on the clipboard, but at least you can take a gander before pressing COMMAND + V.
The “Show Clipboard” command may also come in handy if COMMAND + C isn’t copying an item quite like you were expecting it to.
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