IntelliJ IDEA has a great feature: if you hit control-shift-V you see a list of the ten most recent selections you cut or copied onto the clipboard. Here are two ways to get the same thing on all Mac OS X apps.
Quicksilver’s “Clipboard” and “Shelf” plugins
- In QS preferences, go to (top menu) Plugins / (left menu) AllPlugins
- Check the ‘Clipboard Module’ and the ‘Shelf Module’ so that they get installed
- Bounce QS
- Go back into QS preferences and go to (top menu) Preferences / (left menu) Clipboard to tweak your clipboard size and behavior
- Now copy some text from some app
- Now hit Command-Space, then immediately afterwards once QS comes up Command-L to see the Clipboard History window pop up for you.
I think the Shelf module lets you store clips permanently, but I haven’t figured out how to use it yet.
- JumpCut project at SourceForge
A scissors icon will appear in your menu bar. Whenever you cut or copy a text item, it’ll be added to that menu. Clippings can also be accessed
by a hotkey (default is Control-Option-V.) A little window like the one you see when using the application switcher or the brightness controls will appear. While holding the modifier keys , use the arrow keys to scroll through the stack.