Clear Clipboard

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Menu: Edit > Clear Clipboard > Clipboard n


Default Shortcut Key: none


Macro function: ClearClipboard()


The Clear Clipboard command can be used to clear (erase) the content of the clipboard selected. The content of each clipboard is displayed in a popup window as the menu cursor is moved across the clipboard's menu entry.  This makes it easy to check what's on a clipboard before deciding whether to clear it.


The effect of the Clear Clipboard command cannot be undone with Undo, so use this command carefully.


bm2When the content of a clipboard is displayed in a popup window, the text is displayed with an 8 point, fixed width, Courier New font.  This font utilizes the ANSI character set mapping.  If the current screen font uses an OEM character set mapping, and if characters outside the normal alphanumeric range reside on the clipboard, then the content of the clipboard may appear different in the popup window than it would in the underlying file.  This difference is simply the result of a difference in character sets, and does not mean that the data on the clipboard has been adjusted or corrupted.


bm1The Clear Windows Clipboard command will remain enabled even when the Windows Clipboard contains non-text data.  This allows the content of the clipboard to be cleared by Boxer, in case this operation is desired.