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When I try to copy/paste text, it always comes up with that square with 4 characters inside of it.

Sometimes I don't want to launch something in a terminal (e.g. conky), and not being able to copy/paste into the alt+f2 dialog makes it difficult - especially if I have to type in a long file URI.

I used to use Gnome-Do and Synapse for this but am trying to give Unity a chance..

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This isn't possible. It is a bug currently affecting 37+ people, see filed bug

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