Comprehending the macOS Clipboard
IN THIS CHAPTER
Getting a first look at macOS High Sierra’s Clipboard
Copying files and folders with the Clipboard
Pasting files and folders with the Clipboard
Introducing High Sierra’s Universal Clipboard
Before you start copying files, let me introduce you to the Clipboard. The Clipboard is a holding area for the last thing that you cut or copied. That copied item can be text, a picture, a portion of a picture, an object in a drawing program, a column of numbers in a spreadsheet, any icon (except a drive), or just about anything else that can be selected. In other words, the Clipboard is your Mac’s temporary storage area.
Introducing the Clipboard
Most of the time, the Clipboard works quietly in the background, but if you want to know what it currently contains, the Clipboard will reveal itself if you choose Edit ⇒ Show Clipboard.
This command summons the Clipboard window, shown in Figure 7-1, which displays the type of item (such as text, an image, or sound) on the Clipboard, as well as either the item itself or a message letting ...