Basic clipboard functionality is storing data and allowing to access it, just like memory functions in calculators. For advanced functionalities use "clipboard-manager" tag.

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Right-click copy with x11vnc server [on hold]

Noob here. Can't get right-click copy to work with x11vnc server. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 Beta2 LTS with the default lightdm and unity desktop, and currently have x11vnc server starting before ...
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Clipboard syncronization between wine and X11

I installed Lingoes dictionary in Wine. It has a popup translator that is triggered by clipboard change. When I copy or select an item it must translate the word, but in Wine, when I copy or select a ...
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Ubuntu in VirtualBox: improved performance and shared clipboard without Guest Additions? [closed]

The performance when running Ubuntu in VirtualBox is really bad for me without using Guest Additions. Guest additions also help with sharing clipboards. However, with Guest Additions, VirtualBox ...
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Pasted text doubles up

When I cut/copy and paste, text doubles up. So if I say 'good thing' it comes out as: good thinggood thing'. How can I solve this annoying issue?
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How can I edit the source of HTML in the clipboard?

If I cut some HTML from a Pidgin instant messenger window, I can easily paste it verbatim into a new HTML email in Thunderbird. All formatting (fonts, colors, etc) are preserved, so it appears that my ...
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How to activate alt+tab function and grab copied text on remote pc by Remote Desktop Viewer?

I have a problem when I want to switch windows on remote pc. When I press alt + tab, it switched windows opened on my pc, not in remote pc. How can I send or activate alt + tab on remote pc (server)? ...
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Copy from guest Ubuntu terminal in virual machine to Microsoft Word on host windows

Is it possible to copy from the Ubuntu terminal to Microsoft Word? In fact, Microsoft Word is installed on my computer while I am running Ubuntu on a virtual machine.
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what is clipboard buffer in Linux

I have just started learning Linux internals and modules. I have a doubt, when we copy text or select text where is the text stored? In other words, which variable/buffer stores it?
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Copy a date from the calender in top bar

I have already seen this question. However, this allows you to copy (and paste) only the current date. Let us say that you have displayed the calender in your top bar. Then you select a ...
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Processing clipboard text through a script in between copy and paste

I want to intercept the paste event and run any text through my script. Use case is like this (assume I have a script somewhere which accepts text on stdin and turns 'world' into 'potato', writing on ...
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Customizing copy and paste shortcut keys

Is there a way to change the predefined ctrl+c, ctrl+v shortcuts for copy and paste? These shortcuts don't work in the terminal, and using ctrl+shift+c and ctrl+shift+v is cumbersome. I would like ...
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Add clipboard event sounds

How can I add sound when system clipboard is updated? I use xclip under tmux, but other apps probably don't. Which interface should I use? Ideally this should work on all window managers (unless there ...
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What to do when my scope does not fit into any master scope?

I have created my own unity scope following this tutorial which works very well. For now I have added it to the Info master scope, however it does not really fit there or in any other master scope. ...
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Which File Is Changed Or Event Is Fired When Something Is Copied To The Clipboard (Ctrl + C)?

If I'd to hook a function or a program that should execute when the system clipboard content is changed then of which file I've to keep checking or which event is fired and how to catch that event by ...
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How to disable automatic copy when selecting text from the keyboard?

I've noticed that in Ubuntu 13.10 selecting text with the keyboard automatically copies it to the clipboard. I don't mind this behavior with the mouse so much, but with the keyboard it really drives ...
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Clipboard manager saving source of clip?

I have seen examples of clip-board managers in this forum and elsewhere too. However, I am not sure, if they offer a facility to save the source of the clip as well. For example, I may be reading a ...
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Clipboard manager history synchronization

Is there a clipboard manager with history synchronization between multiple computers using e.g. Ubuntu One/Dropbox/.. ? Currently I use Glipper, it has the Network plugin, but this needs the other ...
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How can I share my clipboard between two X servers?

I've recently set up my Ubuntu machine so that I run another X session in pty8. I mostly run virtual machines or remote desktop sessions on this other X server, which helps mediate some of the ...
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How do I copy and paste from local machine?

I need to cut copy and or paste from a text file on my laptop into my VM.. since it does not (the vm) recognize my keyboard @ symbol.
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Unable to copy from vim to system clipboard

As said in the title I am unable to copy from vim to system clipboard. Viceversa works, copying from outside vim and pasting with p is ok. I have installed clipboard support, vim version is 7.3.429: ...
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Show *realtime* mouse cursor coordinates? (Cursor mod / overlay) Also, copy to clipboard?

I'm looking for a solution that would display the current mouse cursor coordinates in realtime (i.e. NOT xdotool and NOT xev). I need to move the mouse to a certain position, then press Alt-Tab to ...
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How to copy PWD onto clipboard?

So I think many people have gone through this issue where you SSH into a machine, cd to whatever path you need to be at, and then realize you actually want to be root and not your own user. However, ...
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Copy Paste not working

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my machine (not in VirtualBox). It has been there for about two years (I upgraded from 11.04). I am using the default Unity user interface. Today copy/paste just ...
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clipboard operation between LibreOffice and other application [duplicate]

When I want to copy text from LibreOffice to an gmail in the Chrome browser, the clipboard does not work unless I keep the text document of LibreOffice open. How can I fix this limitation or is it ...
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How can LibreOffice forbid me to paste from clipboard?

I have a rather interesting problem. I've been having an issue with LO for some time now, sometimes it does not allow me to save documents, giving me a warning saying "Cannot Save File: locked by ...
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Copy file into clipboard line by line

So I'm using the following script to copy a file line by line into the clipboard: perl -ne 'm/\t(.+)\n/; open(my $pipe, "|xclip -i"); print {$pipe} $1; close($pipe);'\ 'print; `bash -c "read ...
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VIM Overwrite instead of edit

I am currently running the following two commands. \rm myfile vim myfile Then, i, to enter insert mode, and ctrl-shift-v to paste Basically I have text on my clipboard that I would like to copy ...
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Where can I find the full error message after the popup message automtically closes?

Im my Xubuntu 13.04, I get an error message in the upper right corner that is displayed only for some seconds and then fades out. It is a lot of text and before I can read it all it fades away and I ...
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Highlight does not copy content in Xterm

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.04 in VMware 9.02, which it running on desktop that has Ubuntu 12.04LTS, I notice when one highlight text in xterm in 13.04 it doesn't copy the content to the clipboard as it ...
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Why my clipboard have content that I never put there?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with the KDE environment. My laptop just shut down from overheating while I was playing minecraft, and when I turned it back on, after a bit, I pressed Ctrl+V and it paste ...
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Ubuntu Clipboard to Windows Clipboard

I installed Evernote using wine in Ubuntu 13.04 when I copy and paste highly formatted text (like web site content which include images and text) to Evernote it simply paste it as text. But copying ...
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Configuring gmusicbrowser to copy now playing to X clipboard

I'm trying to get gmusicbrowser to copy song information to my X.org clipboard with the Now Playing plugin. For on song change, in the plugin's configuration, I have echo "%a - %t (from %l, %y)" | ...
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How to make Ubuntu's Copying and Pasting websites work similar to Windows?

I am using Evernote on Windows its really good for taking notes so I installed the same Evernote on Ubuntu using Wine ([PlayOnLinux][2]). In windows when I copy(ctrl + c) a web site and past(ctrl + v) ...
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What is the default clipboard manager in Xubuntu?

I don't care about panel plugins or programs such as xclip or xsel. I just want to know : when I cut or paste something on Xubuntu, what program handles it?
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Pasting previous text from clipoboard

I have problem with clipboard. Best explanation will be by example: I want to send to my friend two texts: AAA and BBB. I make copy/paste of first one. Then I'm making copy/past of second one and I'm ...
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How to clean the clipboard?

I am really used to Windows and the problem of the clipboard retaining information which a third party could see, which thing actually happened to me on a link off of BBC.co.uk. Therefore I found ...
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Solve the multiple copy and paste clipboard problem

The multiple clipboards for copy and paste are driving me crazy. Is there some way to make ctrl-c, mouse highlight and menu dropdown->copy all do the same thing so I don't get something different ...
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Is it possible to key-bind the pasting of the x-clipboard? How?

I was wondering if it is possible to add a keybind to paste the x-clipboard in Lubuntu. (primary selection) If possible to keybind it, would you still be able to use the middle-click too? Is there ...
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Ctrl + V will not work if I close the application I copied text from

I always have to keep an application open I copied text from to paste the text somewhere. In fact the copied text will be saved to Klipper (if Klipper is on) after it has been copied. But why cannot a ...
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Clipboard manager with “history paste” support?

I am looking for a clipboard manager, but I don't want one that just keeps a list so I can select an item to bring it to the front of the clipboard, nah, that's too easy. What I am looking for is a ...
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Copy text in Libre Office Writer

If I have a Writer document that is a numbered list of instructions, and I highlight a chunk of text, or even just a single word in a line of the list, and copy it to the clipboard, go to another ...
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copy text on unselect, not on select

Most of my copy/paste needs are spent replacing text. I love the middle-mouse copy/paste feature of *nix systems, and I use it a lot, but it is annoying that, when pasting, I always have to click ...
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Read QR and other bar codes from screen

I'm looking for a simple way to read bar codes, data matrix and QR codes. The scenario: I have it on my PC screen (website, photo, PDF, webcam), want the contained text I'm on KDE, Kubuntu Precise, ...
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Save last “copy” from clipboard to file

I am able to copy a massive string of text but unable to paste it anywhere without the program crashing. So, I wonder: How can I fetch it from the clipboard via CLI and save it to a file instead? ...
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Is there a quick way to download a file which I have just copied the link to?

I can open a terminal and wget it, or paste it into a web browser, but is there a way to do this from within unity?
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Any linux version of clipboardfusion with macros

I have Clipboardfusion installed on my Windows computer and it has a macro feature that lets me create c# or vb macros that it will execute on the copied text in the clipboard. Is there anything like ...
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How to copy many files to clipboard from the command line?

Suppose you have different files in a directory: one.txt, two.jpg, three.pdf, four.jpg etc. You want to copy them all to clipboard from the command line. Something like copyclipboard *. How do you do ...
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What is the command line equivalent of copying a file to clipboard?

What is the command line equivalent to pressing CTRL+C over a file in the file manager so that the file (not the filename) is copied to the clipboard? A situation where this can be useful and fast, ...
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Disabling Clipboard completely in Ubuntu - Openbox environment

We are working on a project of Ubuntu customization with openbox. For some specific requirement, we need to disable the clipboard completely in the system. I have searched a lot over openbox and gnome ...
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What utility is like Ten Clips, providing an enumerated clipboard?

A very useful (Windows) utility I use is TenClips - http://www.paludour.net/TenClips.html It allows you to create enumerated clipboards/emacs-like buffers easily using ctrl + f1, ctrl + f2, ctrl + ...