Component ClipBox is a temporary cache for components. It works like the Windows clipboard. First you place a component in the ClipBox and then you can paste it as many times as you wish (into any elements of the collection). When the program terminates, the ClipBox is emptied. The ClipBox is located on the Actions toobar and has a form of violet garbage can. When a ClipBox is filled up, the can will bulge with its contents. You can view the contents of the ClipBox by pausing a mouse over it for a short period of time (only if hints are on). You can empty the ClipBox with Ctrl+click.
Earlier versions of SuperMemo used two other ClipBoxes that are no longer needed:
- Element ClipBox can now effectively be replaced by Copy Element and Paste Template on the Edit toolbar (or on the element pop-up menu)
- Hyperlink ClipBox is no longer needed as it is quite convenient to create hyperlinks by choosing Hyperlink on the component pop-up menu, clicking the element to link to in the contents window and clicking Accept (in the contents window)
Component ClipBox is used to copy components. To place a component in the ClipBox use one of the following methods:
- Ctrl+drag the component to the ClipBox (to Ctrl+drag means to drag with the Ctrl key pressed)
- if the Actions toolbar is not visible, you can move the component to the ClipBox without dragging by simply choosing Move to ClipBox on the component pop-up menu
To copy a component from the ClipBox, drag the contents of the ClipBox onto the right spot in the destination element. You can empty the ClipBox with Ctrl+click