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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...