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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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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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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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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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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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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Persistent Clipboard

In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS whenever I copy some data from a file and close it, it is not available for pasting into another document. I have to keep the source file open until I paste the data into ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Are files moved or copied from Desktop to UbuntuOne folder?

When I copied files from Desktop to the UbuntuOne folder, it looks like they got moved. I was expecting to see copy to be left behind on the Desktop. When I copy files from Windows folders to ...
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How to use primary selection with tilda/terminal

Let me make my question a little bit more clear. I am a linux noob and still trying to get the feel on linux command line. I use tilda as my drop-down terminal. Suppose, I enter a command in ...
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How can I copy, recursive directory, only files with a attribute 1, and reset this a attribute to 0?

How can I copy, recursive directory, only files with a attribute 1, and reset this a attribute to 0? Thanks, Francisco
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Disable copying of 'nothing' when copying and pasting in Ubuntu

I run into this often, as I edit a lot of text on Ubuntu, and sometimes instead of pressing the CTRL + V key to paste I press the CTRL + C key on the blank line I'm trying to paste on. What this does ...
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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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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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Why do I randomly get “p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; }” prepended to text pasted from another program?

This has been affecting me for at least 4 years, if not longer, across various versions of Ubuntu and Linux Mint, with many different clipboard manager configurations running as well (if that changes ...
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Need Remmina desktop older version 0.9.99.1

Remmina was working fine with 0.9.99.1 untill I did experiment with new ppa and updated to 1.x version. Now I am not able to use clipboard and shared folder. I added ppa from ...
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Copy from remote tmux+Vim to local clipboard

I use Kubuntu and sometimes I ssh out into a server and attach to a tmux session there. Is there any way I can select -using the mouse or the keyboard- a large chunk of text (more than une screen ...
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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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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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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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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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how to find out what applications are using the clip manager in ubuntu 14.04

I have installed a number of clipboard history managers on ubuntu 14.04 and I uninstalled them. Then I installed CopyQ but it does not start. I am suspecting another application is using the clipboard ...
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Copying animated GIF to clipboard from command line

I have tried to use xclip to populate the clipboard, but the image looses animation when I paste. I am on Ubuntu 14.04 I tried copying using xclip xclip -selection clipboard -t image/png -i > ...
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Clipboards mess : Chrome/terminals/VMwarePlayer

I'm unfamilliar with the different clipboards available in Linux and how they work, but something strange happens, and there may be a way to resolve this : When I highlight text in my terminal ...
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Clipboard shortcut key Ctrl-;

I just find out there is a shortcut key for display the top 5 entries of system clipboard, it's Ctrl-; . You can use push Ctrl-; in gedit, terminal or even in web browser, to get the top 5 entries of ...
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Deactivate middle mouse for one (KDE) application

I really like the middle mouse paste function. Makes life easy. But... once in a while I have a very important document, or code, which I CANNOT mess up. Thus, I would like to disable the middle ...
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NetBeans clipboard not working well

I installed NetBeans 8.0 on Ubuntu 14.04. and I have a problem - it seems like it "doesn't share clipboard" with other applications. The thing is copy-paste works within NetBeans (I can copy the ...
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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 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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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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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 ...