Useful NetBeans Shortcuts--Show Clipboard History

NetBeans comes with a clipboard history built-in. The key combination shift+command+d (Mac) opens an inline dialog and allows you to pick a previously copied element. You can copy multiple elements and choose one from the stack later.

This approach speeds up considerably the efficient copy-paste based reuse :-).

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What version of NetBeans are you using? What is the name of the action that the shortcut is attached too.

Posted by Kovica on January 24, 2013 at 01:37 PM CET #

You can find plugins with the same functionality for NetBeans 6.9 [1] or later [2] .


Posted by Michel Graciano on January 24, 2013 at 03:33 PM CET #

That's a nice feature! But I'd rather use a consistent tool throughout my operating system and not have to remember different shortcuts for each application. :-)
For Windows I'd recommend CLCL (rather old and not under active development anymore, but super lean and still working with newest OS versions).

Posted by Alexander on January 24, 2013 at 04:33 PM CET #

In windows I use Ditto. Quite useful when you have to switch between applications and want to keep all the history.

Posted by Enio on January 24, 2013 at 11:00 PM CET #


I'm using current daily builds.

The name of the action is: "Show Clipboard History"

Please also see: Help -> Keyboard Shortcuts Card

thanks for testing!,


Posted by Adam Bien on January 25, 2013 at 01:10 AM CET #

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