RFE: need an API for clearing the clipboard

UNCONFIRMED
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Core
Drag and Drop
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
14 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Mark Kaplun, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9

Currently there is no API defined in nsIClipboard to empty the system clipboard.
Such API is needed when cutting and pasting complex object for which a second
paste of the object do not make sence. 

For example in the windows file explorer after cutting a file it can be pasted
only once.

For windows this functionality is achived by calling the EmptyClipboad win32
function.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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This API does seem to exist?

http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/widget/public/nsIClipboard.idl#75
 83     void emptyClipboard ( in long aWhichClipboard ) ;
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 3

12 years ago
The comment above says "It does not clear the native clipboard".

ok, then. sorry.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
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