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The clipboard is used in the process known as "copy & paste." It is used to move or duplicate text from one window location to another window location. Thus, the clipboard is a temporary holding area. To copy text but retain the text in its origional location, highlight the desired text. Press Ctrl + C (Pressing the keys Control and C both at the same time). To paste the text in the desired location, press Ctrl + V. The transfer/duplication will be complete.

To transfer text to the clipboard and while also eliminating the text from its origional location (rather than merely copying the text only), press Ctrl + X.

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