What is a clipboard and how do I use it?

Your computer memory, much like your own brain. The clipboard is a small part of that memory and you can use it to copy and/or move text, files, and other information around easily on your computer.

One common use of how to use the clipboard in Windows is in text editors, such as Notepad or Microsoft Word. Suppose you would like to copy some text from one area of the text document to another. You could copy or cut a copy of that text to the clipboard temporarily, and then paste the text somewhere else. Copying can usually be done by selecting some text with your mouse or keyboard, clicking the right mouse button, and selecting copy from the menu options. Most editors also allow you to copy and paste using the main menu at the top of the application window.

I hope this has given you one simple and commonly used method for how to use the clipboard in Windows.