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Something On The Clipboard

Ever ⌘-C something and then get distracted? Then there is this nagging feeling in the back of your head. It’s similar to when you have a drink set down somewhere you know you didn’t finish. What should we call that feeling, when you have something on your clipboard you know you need to paste before losing it?

pre-regret

Hoefler+Frere-Jones

clipamnesia

Paul Richards

tip of the clip

Jason Peltier

Command V Anxiety

Good Web Work

AAAARGGHHH NOT AGAIN!

J

paste haste

Darek Rossman

And yes… there are some software programs that attempt to solve this buy keeping a copy history for you. I tried CopyPastePro, but didn’t like it. It seemed to interfere with actually copying things sometimes, which is unacceptable.