3.12. Buffer

Figure 15.20.  The Buffer submenu of the Edit menu

The Buffer submenu of the Edit menu

The commands in this submenu operate on named buffers. You can use the Buffers dialog to view and manage any named buffers you have created.

3.12.1. Activate the Submenu

  • You can access this submenu from the image menubar through EditBuffer.

3.12.2. Sub-menu entries

Cut Named

The Cut Named command cuts the content of the selection from the active layer in the usual way, but instead of storing the contents in the global clipboard, it stores it in a special buffer that you name using a pop-up dialog.

Copy Named

The Copy Named command copies the contents of the selection from the active layer in the usual way, but instead of storing the content in the global clipboard, it stores it in a special buffer that you name using a pop-up dialog.

Copy Visible Named

The Copy Visible Named command copies the content of the selection from all the visible layers in the usual way, but instead of storing the content in the global clipboard, it stores it in a special buffer that you name using a pop-up dialog.

Paste Named

The Paste Named command simply brings up the Buffers dialog. By selecting one of the listed buffers, and pressing one of the buttons at the bottom, you can either Paste Buffer, Paste Buffer Into, or Paste Buffer as New.