New Lesson

Desktop apps have access to your clipboard, which is why they can offer a Paste button. Websites (including web apps like Google Docs) do not have this access—they need to get the access from your browser. This is a good thing, from a security perspective. Imagine if every website you visited could see what’s on your clipboard, and you recently copied a password. That wouldn’t be great, right? Which is why browsers don’t let websites see the contents of your clipboard—even Google Docs.