Overview of Microsoft and Google chrome new feature:
Microsoft and Google are developing a new set of Chromium APIs that will extend the functionality of the copy-and-paste feature across their respective web browsers, reports suggest.
Edge and Chrome will soon let you copy and paste a wider range of file types.
Currently, Chrome and Edge only allow users to copy a small selection of common file formats between the web and desktop applications, including jpg, png, HTML and a few others.
Microsoft is working with Google on a set of new “Pickle Clipboard APIs” that would improve Google Chrome and Edge’s default clipboard facility, allowing users to easily copy and paste a wide variety of complex data payloads (file types) between the browser and native apps, according to multiple design documents seen by us.
At the moment, Chrome or Edge-based web apps or websites have limited access to your clipboard (copy-and-paste) contents. The current web platform in both browsers supports the most standardized formats, such as .txt, jpg, png, HTML and other popular formats across Windows 10, macOS, Linux or mobile platforms.
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How new functionality of microsoft and google chrome:
As per Report in windows latest, Microsoft and google are working on a application programming interface(API) called the Pickle clipboard API that will affect the way the browser allows users to copy and paste the content in the application.The new API should make it easier to users to copy different of application types in to system, and then paste them in to the browser, and vice versa according to report.
How does the Pickle API improve copy and paste functionality?
Chrome and Edge are both able to copy and paste files, but you can only do so for text files, images like JPEG and PNG files and some web components like HTML files. However, users are constantly trying and using other file formats on a regular basis, whether they are document files, PSD files from Photoshop, or PS and TIFF files used for printing. According to the report, users will be able to take advantage of the Pickle API on Windows, macOS, Android and other platforms.
When will the Pickle API launch on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge?
At the moment, there is no official announcement about the arrival of the Pickle API for either Google Chrome or for Microsoft Edge. However, the feature is likely to arrive on both browser’s ‘Canary’ testing channels before they make their way to the Dev and Beta channels. Once the feature has been deemed to be stable, it could make its way to the stable version of the browser. This process could take weeks, or even months, depending on the time it takes to implement such an important feature.
What about other browsers based on the Chromium engine?
Most popular browsers (with the exception of Mozilla Firefox) now use Google’s Chromium browser engine, which means that once the feature has been implemented, it is likely to show up in other browsers, unless the browser developer chooses not to add in the feature. The report notes that the copying and pasting would take place on the operating system’s (like Windows) clipboard, instead of the browser, which is something that the developers will need to keep in mind.
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