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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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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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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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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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? [duplicate]

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 + ...
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Pasting from vim in terminal to Google Docs (Firefox + Vimperator) - need to understand

I had some trouble with copy-pasting text from vim in terminal to Google Docs (aka Drive) document (hereafter GDd) in FF browser (with Vimperator). Note: I have a file opened in Vim 7.2 in ...
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Copy a file to remote server(very Complicated)

I want to copy a file from my Ubuntu Desktop(user:vverma) to a server named fb3, please guide me regarding how to scp this? In order to reach fb3, i have to follow these steps:- ssh to server1 as ...
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Copy terminal result from one window to another

I often have many terminals open when working (GNOME Terminal 3.4.1.1, Bash). Quite often I need to copy the results of one terminal into another. An common scenario: terminalA> pwd ...
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How do I copy files from Windows partition to my Ubuntu partition [closed]

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu and I have many important files on my Windows OS. I've been trying to copy the files from windows to my Ubuntu home directory but the paste option is disabled ...
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Is there any way for selecting text in Ubuntu server?

I'm running ubuntu server virtually . I can't select any text with the mouse since we all know there is no mouse in the server version. so how can I select particular lines of text in Ubuntu server?
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Replace multiple files with one file

Imagine my directory looked like this: ./original.txt ./blah.1.txt ./blah.2.txt [...] ./blah.999999.txt I essentially want to replace every blah.* file with the contents of original. My initial ...
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copy from main system and paste in vbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to copy & paste from Ubuntu to Windows? How can i copy the information from my main Ubuntu system and paste that information in the VirtualBox System ? I have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 External HD Issues

I am experiencing one more problem with my Ubuntu 12.04... I have an External HD (500GB) which is NTFS formatted. I connected this HD on my Ubuntu 12.04 and copied some files. When I connected the HD ...
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How do I pipe terminal standard output (stdout) to the clipboard?

For example, Say I want to list the contents of a folder and directly paste them into a chat window for a friend to see. I realize I could do ls > filename.txt to create a file (filename.txt) ...
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How to create unified clipboard

Working with clipboard can be like a hell. Sometimes Ctrl+C just don't work and if you copy some text on, say, web browser you can't normally paste in somewhere else. Especially between Terminal and ...
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Clipboard history: Need to get something far back

I really need to get some text I copied earlier on today (I have probably copied stuff hundreds of times after that). My computer has been running from the time the text was copied. I do not have any ...
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Large file Copy speed issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copy to USB memory stick really slow? I have looked at the various email regarding speed of copying large files and it has been coming on for a long time. I have a USB ...
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Copy Paste on a mac

I have installed on my mac Ubuntu with VirtualBox. I would like to copy informations displayed on a terminal and then paste it on a 'edit-file' on my mac or wherever on my mac. It doesn't seems to ...
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copying the Launcher image into a file

How would I copy the Launcher image, or any application window, so that I can paste it into an image application that saves to a file that can be inserted into an askubuntu.com question? Which image ...
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How to make work Indicator-Chars app?

I downloaded Indicator-Char and unzipped the files. I added the characters there I wanted perfectly. When I run the python script it loads the daemon and I can see this characters. But the problem is ...
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How do I backup (clone) a full hd to a specific partition on a bigger hd?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS and I am trying to recover files off a failing HD that is 400GB. The drive I am trying to copy to is 500 GB but I have Ubuntu installed on the same drive. See the ...
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Copying (usb drive to usb drive) suddenly slowed down. Ubuntu Server 12.04

I just got an old computer from a friend and I am using it as a mediatomb server. Because the computers hard drives are rather small and I don't have the money for newer ones I am temporarily using 2 ...
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Pasting text into keyring access prompt

I have quite a few keys I manage with Seahorse, and the passwords to them are quite complex, and kept in a safe method from which I must paste them(they are 64 characters). When I attempt to use these ...
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tar command fails on bigsize(191 GB) file

In Ubuntu, tar command fails while copying bigfile of size 191GB from disk to tape device and gives below error. tar -cvf /dev/st0 /mtpt/ntfs in /mtpt/ntfs, we have files of size 2gb to 5gb and ...
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How to best copy large files to an sd card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying files to SD card not saving When copying large (or even files of a few KB) to an sd card from ubuntu 10.10, the files appear to be there but when i access the ...
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Not able to copy files to USB

Recently I am encountering a problem while copying files to Pen drives. The copying as it reaches the end it stalls and continues for a long time. The problem occurs at the end of copying. Can anybody ...
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How to use a common clipboard for vim and Unity?

On my mac I solved the problem this way: :set clipboard=unnamed On my debian I use the + clipboard: :set clipboard=unnamedplus However the methods above don't work on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity ...
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Not able to extract files to the icons folder

I downloaded some icons for Ubuntu from a site as a tar.bz2 folder. Now when bi try to extract the icons to my icons folder in the system i am getting the following message- Extraction not performed ...
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Literal dot confusion, copy all hidden files

It works fine when I copy all hidden files using regex: cp -r source/\.[^.]* destination/ and it just copies exactly files beggining with a dot . . However, I found the following works also: cp ...
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Copying folder from ntfs to ext4 partition

I am very new to the OS so adhering the new things slowly but happily. My question is how to transfer folder from win7 NTFS partition to separate partition having ext4 file system? I tried copy but at ...
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I need help copying data from a table in LibreOffice Base to Calc

I am copying the data in a Base table and pasting it into a Calc spreadsheet. This should just work, but I when I do it, each column from the table is spanning three columns in the spreadsheet. I ...
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Browser hanging when copying large files

Whenever I copy or move large files between disk partitions my firefox becomes unresponsive at random times during the process. Is that normal for Ubuntu?
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How to copy file from downloads to filesystem/bin?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu 12.04. I have a problem using my datacard on it, so I got a program called Sakis 3G. This program is a file after downloading; it opens in gedit. I need to copy this file to ...
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Really slow copy speed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying to/from NTFS partitions very slow Does writing data from ext4 to NTFS partition take a lot of time?? I get speeds upto only 70kB/s (copy). ext4 - ext4 is pretty ...
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How to make an interrupt assignment in the terminal stick

I followed the instructions from enzotib's answer on Making Ctrl+C copy text in gnome-terminal? to make the ctrl-c and ctrl-v keys act consistent in the terminal and then re-assign ctrl-j to be the ...
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Permission denied moving files

Extreme noob here so please point me in the direction for beginners! I have managed to mount my Box.net account following these instructions. However when I copy files and paste them into a file ...
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Cut and Copy in Ubuntu Command line

How Could i copy or cut a file from a directory to another directory? I mean in command line!