The "clipboard" buffer might contain sensitive information (like passwords, or private messages sent to or received from other people) cut/copied previously, that, wenn accidentally pasted into a wrong window, can leak this sensitive information.
This can very well happen by accident when a users attempts to cut/copy something, and believes that the cut/copy operation succeeded, when it in fact didn't. When pasting the buffer content, it would unintentionally be content from a previous cut/copy operation.
Password managers like KeePass provide a functionality where the clipboard buffer is cleared automatically after a predefined timout, so that passwords cannot be pasted by accident.
Do common desktop operating systems (Windows, Mac OS and Linux) provide a way of configuring such a clipboard timeout globally?
Alternatively, which third party tool provides this functionality?