Because FastScripts gives you the ability to choose a key combination to run a script stored as a script, I find it very useful to have this little script in my Script Folder.
activate application \"Finder\"
tell application \"System Events\" to tell process \"Finder\" to tell menu bar 1 ¬
to tell menu bar item \"Edit\" to tell menu \"Edit\" to click menu item \"Show Clipboard\"
-- Note that the second statement is all one line
Does what it looks like it does - shows you the current contents of the Clipboard from anywhere
. I select the text I want, use Command - c to get it, use my ShowClipboard code to see it, use Command - W to close the Clipboard window and Command - Tab to get back where was.