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{{Third-party plugin}}
 
{{Third-party plugin}}
  
[[Image:ClipboardGramplet.png|right|thumb|350px|Clipboard Gramplet]]
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[[Image:ClipboardGramplet.png|right|thumb|450px|Clipboard Gramplet - detached - example]]
  
The Clipboard Gramplet provides an easy way to create collections of objects which are persistent over time.
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The Clipboard Gramplet is similar to the builtin Clipboard except that it provides a way to create collections of objects which are persistent over time.
  
You can select multiple items from any of the list views (except currently Family) and drag and drop them onto the Clipboard Gramplet.
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==Usage==
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You can select multiple items from any of the Category list views and drag and drop them onto the Clipboard Gramplet.
  
 
To delete entries, select them and press the delete key.
 
To delete entries, select them and press the delete key.
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Double-click selections to bring up the object editor.
 
Double-click selections to bring up the object editor.
  
Select one (or more) items, and then right-click gives the following popup menu options:
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Select one (or more) items, and then right-click gives the following context popup menu options:
  
* '''See Item details''' - will show the first selected item in an editor
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* {{man label|See Item details}} - will show the first selected item in an editor
* '''Make Item active''' - will make the first selected item active in the item view
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* {{man label|Make Item active}} - will make the first selected item active in the item view
* '''Create Filter from selected Items''' - will turn all of the selected items (which are of the same type as the first selected item) into a filter
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* {{man label|Create Filter from selected Items}} - will turn all of the selected items (which are of the same type as the first selected item) into a filter
  
Clipboards will remain persistent between sessions, and you can mix items from different databases. However, you can't currently drag and drop items from one database into another.  
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Clipboards will remain persistent between sessions, and you can mix items from different databases. However, you can't drag and drop items from one database into another.  
  
 
You can sort the columns (type, title, and value) of the gramplet.
 
You can sort the columns (type, title, and value) of the gramplet.
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You can watch the [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoTvwvteJjk Clipboard Gramplet in action](Created:2010/07/29).
 
You can watch the [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoTvwvteJjk Clipboard Gramplet in action](Created:2010/07/29).
  
== Future Work ==
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== Issues ==
  
 
# help button links to wrong page (non existent section): eg: https://gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Gramps_4.2_Wiki_Manual_-_Gramplets#Clipboard_Gramplet instead of this page
 
# help button links to wrong page (non existent section): eg: https://gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Gramps_4.2_Wiki_Manual_-_Gramplets#Clipboard_Gramplet instead of this page

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Clipboard Gramplet - detached - example

The Clipboard Gramplet is similar to the builtin Clipboard except that it provides a way to create collections of objects which are persistent over time.

Usage

You can select multiple items from any of the Category list views and drag and drop them onto the Clipboard Gramplet.

To delete entries, select them and press the delete key.

Double-click selections to bring up the object editor.

Select one (or more) items, and then right-click gives the following context popup menu options:

  • See Item details - will show the first selected item in an editor
  • Make Item active - will make the first selected item active in the item view
  • Create Filter from selected Items - will turn all of the selected items (which are of the same type as the first selected item) into a filter

Clipboards will remain persistent between sessions, and you can mix items from different databases. However, you can't drag and drop items from one database into another.

You can sort the columns (type, title, and value) of the gramplet.

Clicking on the title of the gramplet allows you to rename the frame.

You can watch the Clipboard Gramplet in action(Created:2010/07/29).

Issues

  1. help button links to wrong page (non existent section): eg: https://gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Gramps_4.2_Wiki_Manual_-_Gramplets#Clipboard_Gramplet instead of this page
  2. grey out unavailable rows, rather than removing text ???
  3. enable search (add to ScratchPad) ???
  4. allow control+c to copy items to the clipboard ???

See also

  • Using the Clipboard - The built in Clipboard whose storage is persistent only within a single Gramps session. Closing the window will not lose the stored records. However, exiting Gramps will.