Clip tray thoughts

sswitzer

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A friend of mine with a G4 was asking me about the fact that passwords copied/pasted are shown in plain text in the clip tray. So I just read through this thread at xda: [Q] G4 Clip Tray: Settings / How to disable | LG G4 | XDA Forums

A few thoughts / questions:

  • Someone on that thread suggested that having a lot of stuff in the clip tray can cause lag. Considering that screenshots (and other graphic copies?) get stored in the clip tray, I'm wondering if people who are experiencing significant lag can solve this by emptying the clip tray. I've never experienced that much lag, but it's worth a try.
  • Even with the great "shortcut maker" or Nova actions, there doesn't seem to be anyway to create a shortcut to show the clip tray. Has anyone found a way?
  • I don't use the LG keyboard, but I just read and tested that if you tap the little settings icon on the keyboard you can then tap the little clipboard icon... and voila, there's the clip tray!
 

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The Clip Tray is just an app, like Clipper - Clipboard Manager, that maintains more than just the last item put in it, and allows you to choose which item to paste.

You can't create a shortcut to the clipboard, because it's just an area of RAM that the system maintains to store data. Evidently the Clip Tray app is written so it can't have a shortcut. Clipper can, and can be used on any phone.

As far as lag is concerned, if you don't have much, you shouldn't use a clipboard manager, because you need as much as you can get for apps to run in. But with a 2GB or 3GB phone, it shouldn't create any lag.
 

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My friend with the clip tray question just emailed me this: "Yes, I had a gazilian screen shots and now my little G4 is running way faster....."

Although a screenshot on the G4 is 400KB and 2MB, I get the feeling (after reading the linked-to XDA thread) that certain build-in apps are interacting more with the clip tray (reading the contents) than we would expect. It would be an interesting experiment.

EDIT: It seems like the clip tray only shows the 10 most recent items. Still it would be very interesting to know if having a bunch of screenshots in there makes things like the stock keyboard lag.
 
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I personally love it. I use it for things around the forum but also when sharing stuff with friends.
 

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I don't use the LG keyboard, but I just read and tested that if you tap the little settings icon on the keyboard you can then tap the little clipboard icon... and voila, there's the clip tray!
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Well how about that? I've learned something new....at least, I don't think I was ever aware of it. To be more precise, you have to long-press the settings icon. :)

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Ya ever since I got used to the cliptray on my LG G2 that was it. Everything else is a more backwards for me know. The clip tray is regularly super-useful to me.
Names, dates, any set of numbers, key paragraphs, descriptions, instructions, you name it is clip tray it so I can keep moving, later I drop it all in Evernote with screen shots and such. All my info and ideas are in one place nowhere for comparison and or reference.
I also make annotated notes on pictures for notes at work and make listed text instructions and indications below, copy key parts and past them in the pic for annotation.
 

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