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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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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How to solve “error splicing file” IO while copying files?

I've recently backed up some files on an external hard drive in order to install Ubuntu 12.04. But when I wanted to copy the backed up files (ex. music files) back to home folder, I'm prompted with ...
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A command-line clipboard copy and paste utility?

In Windows I used command-line clipboard copy-and-paste utilities... pclip.exe and gclip.exe These were UnixUtils ports for Windows (but they only handled plain text). There were a couple of ...
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How to copy/paste text from remote system?

I used to access a remote system via VNC viewer, but when I copy some text from the remote system and paste it in my text editor(local system), nothing happens. Do I need to install any additional ...
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How do I copy the whole history of the clipboard to a text file?

I would like to paste my whole clipboard history consisting of words copied (Ctrl+C/by selection) during my reading sessions. I installed programs like Glippy and ClipIt but I couldn't figure out how ...
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How to copy & paste with VirtualBox from Ubuntu (host) to Windows (guest)?

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. I would like to copy a text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it in a file on Windows. This doesn't work for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Backup files with rsync: error 23

I'm trying to make a backup of my /home to transfer all data from one computer to another. I wanted to save the backup on the same computer and than transfere it to another one. For safety reasons, ...
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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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How to fix virtualbox's copy and paste to host-machine?

Sometimes while using VirtualBox, I have tried copying text from the virtual machine to the host machine but failed. Whenever that happens, I fix it by rebooting the virtual machine. Is there a ...
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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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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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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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How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?

Is there a way to disable the middle mouse button paste behavior that is here by default on gnome? I have a sensitive mouse wheel and whenever I scroll texts, sometimes it pastes stuff randomly into ...
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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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Why can't i paste anything under the /usr/ folder?

I just wanted to install a theme for the start up screen and I have to copy some files over here to /usr/share/kde4/apps/ksplash/Themes/. But the answer i get is: Access denied. Could not write to ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for pasting the primary selection

Is there a standard or conventional keyboard shortcut for pasting the primary selection? I'd like to select some text and go to another app to paste without trashing my clipboard contents. I'd ...
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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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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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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 copy/paste text without formatting by default?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I find it annoying that by default the copy/paste functionality also pastes the text format. Most of the time when I copy/paste text I only want to paste the ascii text ...
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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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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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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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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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How do you know when to use SHIFT+INSERT vs CTRL-V vs right-click-paste to paste?

Some times I copy something to the clipboard, and it doesn't paste with Shift+Insert, but with Ctrl+V or right-click paste. The behavior seems confusing and a bit unpredictable. Is there some logic ...
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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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What does “cp: omitting directory” mean?

I've issued the following command: sudo cp ~/Transfers/ZendFramework-1.11.4-minimal/library/Zend/* ~/public_html/cmsk.dev/library/ When I do this, I start getting the following messages: cp: ...
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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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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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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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How to migrate the whole system to a new machine?

I use ubuntu to deal with daily job. Now I buy a new laptop, and I want to migrate my whole system(programs, packages, data, settings, etc) to the new machine. I know I can copy my home folder to new ...
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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 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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Putty-like copy/paste

For ages I've been using Putty when working with *nix servers, and I really got used to it's copy&paste method: select, left-click - for copy, just right-click - for paste. How can I set Ubuntu ...
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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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Allowing Flash to access the clipboard

I use cacoo.com that is developed in Flash (a tool to make diagrams). Running it in Windows works fine. But in Ubuntu, it seems that it can't access the system clipboard, blocking actions like Ctrl+Z ...
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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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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 ...