Questions tagged [clipboard]

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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Copy file to clipboard via command-line

I have a very long path to a PDF file: foo/bar/blu/one/two/something/blabla/file.pdf I see the above path in my terminal. Now I want to copy+paste this file (the PDF, not the filename) into a chat-...
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Pasting CSV from clipboard

I am using DBVisualizer under Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS (with all updates from "Software Updater" installed), and I often want to copy table data out of it into other applications. According to ...
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"Copy a screenshot area to clipboard" isn't available on Ubuntu 22.04

I upgraded my system from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS recently. I want screenshots to be copied to the clipboard instead of saving them on my disk every time. I got to know that there was an option &...
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default behavior is automatically copy a highlighted text to clipboard; can I disable this?

When I highlight a piece of text by dragging the cursor over it, Ubuntu automatically copies this text to the clipboard. I want to disable this behaviour such that after I highlight the text, I need ...
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Screenshot selection in 22.04

I am trying to configure the 22.04 (Gnome 42) keyboard shortcut to get the "old" functionality of taking screenshots of area selections and pasting them into clipboard (Ctrl-Shft-PrtScr + ...
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Have to paste twice to get copied text pasted

I'm having problems with copy-paste at the moment. Many times, I have to press ctrl+V twice to get the copied text to be pasted. It looks like a bug, but I'm not sure what is responsible for this ...
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Copy-pasting text between different applications is randomly working on 22.04

Using Ubuntu 22.04, I sometime face some annoying behaviour: when copy e.g. a file content from gedit to Firefox, the paste action is pasting what I last copied, e.g. 1h ago, in Firefox, and it's not ...
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Copy not working sometimes on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS

I often have this peculiar problem with copying things where pressing ctrl+c or selecting text and clicking copy doesn't actually copy the image/text to my clipboard. Instead the clipboard isn't ...
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Work around for "xclip -o -selection clipboard -t text/html" -> "Error: target text/html not available"

In gnome-terminal, xclip -o -selection clipboard -t text/html gives Error: target text/html not available In some sense, this makes sense, because gnome-terminal does not accept html pastes. However,...
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Read keyboard input to clipboard

I would like to be able to run read -s on the command line and send input to one of the three clipboards. Instead of $ read -s password $ echo $password | xclip -sel p I would like to $ read -s | ...
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Swapped screenshot shortcuts between file and clipboard not working as intended

So for my convenience, I swapped the shortcuts for saving screenshot file and saving to clipboard as follows because I rarely need the file: The problem with this is that Print and Shift+Print now do ...
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How can I destruct the text which I copied by Ctrl+C?

Is it possible to destruct the text which I copied with a Terminal command without using any program like clipboard managers? The text I copy gets destructed if I restart my computer. However, I need ...
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How to increase clipboard timeout in remmina?

I've got a large amount of data I need to copy/paste from a remote machine to my local clipboard. I was puzzled at first as to why after the copy was complete (this took around 16 seconds) when I ...
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How to send image from clipboard on Ubuntu to clipboard on Android using KDE Connect?

If I copy a text on my Ubuntu 20.04 then it instantly appears on my Samsung tablet's clipboard. But if I copy an image to the clipboard on Ubuntu (using ctrl + shift + printscreen) then the image does ...
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how to enable shared clipboard in virtualbox while still within live CD ubuntu install

I'm trying to follow along the guide for installing Ubuntu with LVM logical volumes with LUKS encryption along the guide, but it has tons of terminal commands which I would like to copypaste from the ...
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How do I disable/remove Klipper in KDE Plamsa 5?

Klipper is frequently causing the system to hang on copy/paste actions. This is indicated by my taskbar being non-interactive on copy/paste. This will usually last for 10-30 seconds, or I will restart ...
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How to listen in or Wait on or Poll the clipboard in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to listen to / Wait on/ poll the ubunut clipboard --> (Ctrl+ C) or Copy function from the context menues and excute a command if and only when a text is coppied into keyboard? Can ...
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How to find the current clipboard manager via terminal? [duplicate]

Is there a command in terminal and tells the user what is the defualt clipboard manager?
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Where does ubuntu keep the content of clipboard? [duplicate]

Where is the content of clipboard kept? Is it a file like: /etc/clp or is it kept in an environment variable like: FOO_CLIP_B or is there an exotic in-RAM MECHanism at work?
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DWM - Need help setting up hotkeys for screenshots using maim in Suckless DWM

I'm a newbie to all of this. I installed DWM to Ubuntu server, and want to set up a hotkey for using maim to take screenshots. I want to have two hotkeys: For a screenshot that gets stored on my ...
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How do I retrieve the most recent screenshotfrom the Kubuntu clipboard?

How do I retrieve the most recent screenshot from the Kubuntu clipboard? this is surely a very simple action, but it isn't obvious how todo it. A Google search comes up with complicated answers.There ...
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Unable to delete items from copyQ clipboard

After clicking on an item in the dropdown/after opening the tray, I press the delete key to delete the item, but it does not seem to go away. I have verified that in in copyQ settings, the key to ...
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How to automatically send screenshot to someone on Telegram

I want to send screenshots automatically to someone as soon as I capture my screen. I can use telegram-cli to send the screenshot but I can't figure out that how can I chose the photo on my clipboard ...
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Copy/paste not working in VMware VM with Live Linux system

Following up with Copy/paste and drag&drop not working in VMware machine with Ubuntu, For any Live Linux system (Ubuntu, KUbuntu, LUbuntu, etc), I don't think copy/paste text can be working out of ...
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`pass` is missing `wl-copy` after upgrade to 21.10

After upgrading from Ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10 the password manager pass will try to use wl-copy and wl-paste instead of xclip if provided the -c option. $ pass -c my/password /usr/bin/pass: line 180: wl-...
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How to disable clipboard redirection for my users from their local systems in xrdp

I am an administrator of the Ubuntu Server. I have 7 users. They log in through RDP. So I need to disable the clipboard from their local machine to the remote system. How to achieve this? Ubuntu 20.04....
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Gtk clipboard owner-change event: detecting whether the changer is me

It is easy to set the contents of the normal ctrl-C ctrl-V clipboard in Gtk 3 in a Python 3 app, with something like clipboard = Gtk.Clipboard.get(Gdk.SELECTION_CLIPBOARD) clipboard.set_text("It ...
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VirtualBox: Accessing Windows host clipboard history from a Xubuntu guest

I have a Xubuntu 20.04 guest VM running in Virtualbox on a Windows 10 host. Guest Additions are installed. On the Windows host, I can access the clipboard history using the ⊞ Win+V key combination. ...
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Search for application like cheese, where i can take webcam photo and copy it directly to clipboard

I Search for an application like cheese, where I can take webcam photo. But it should be able to copy it directly to my clipboard. Thank you. I have ubuntu 20.04. EDIT: I will explain it more on ...
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How to save screenshot both to clipboard and disk?

I am trying achieve such behavior that screenshot is saved both to the disk and to clipboard. Been digging through these questions, but it's not coming together. What is the terminal command to take a ...
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(solved) Pasting images from the clipboard into a Stack Exchange Site (Stack Overflow, AskUbuntu, etc) doesn't work anymore on Chrome for Linux [closed]

I can't paste images into Stack Overflow anymore. When I press Ctrl + C (with an image from a snipping tool already in the clipboard) nothing happens. Does anyone else have this problem? I'm on Chrome ...
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Purge Clipit on Ubuntu 20.04 not working

I installed clipit by following the instructions on this page for Ubuntu (https://github.com/CristianHenzel/ClipIt#on-ubuntu) so I used the command sudo apt-get install build-essential git automake ...
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How can I insert an image into the clipboard using a terminal or bash script?

I'm making a custom script that uses ImageMagick to take screenshots because I deleted the original application and wanted to do a custom one. #! /bin/sh. cd magickScreenshots/ ls -v | cat -n | while ...
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How can I install xfce4-screenshooter newer than 1.9.7 in Xubuntu 18.04?

There is no screenshot on the clipboard when calling my screenshot-shortcut xfce4-screenshooter -rc or xfce4-screenshooter -mcw. I first asked a question on https://gitlab.xfce.org/apps/xfce4-...
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Strange clipboard entry added whenever something is copied

Whenever I copy text to the clipboard, a strange entry is added after the text I copied. Here I copied the word "Print", this is what the clipboard history look like afterwards: If I try to ...
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How do I delete the last "enter" of the copied content?

According to How do I pipe terminal standard output (stdout) to the clipboard, we could copy the current path via: pwd | xclip -sel clip However, in most cases, I want to further modify the copied ...
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How to sync clipboard in KDE Connect/Android 11?

The very first feature listed on this app is: Shared clipboard: copy and paste between your devices. In Android 10, Google broke that feature and now the phone can receive clipboard contents from the ...
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Is there a clipboard (copy and paste) manager with stack or ring hotkey functionality?

I'm looking for a clipboard manager (of which I know there are many like ClipIt, CopyQ, etc) but I'm looking for something specific: I want to be able to copy multiple items separately (which will put ...
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How to paste github-copied links into terminal with shift+insert

GitHub allows for copying git links with ui element under 'Code' button. When I click it, I can paste in terminal with with rightclick->paste, but not with Shift+Insert. If I copy the link manually ...
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How to dump clipboard binary content to a file?

When I have binary content on my clipboard, I want to dump it into a file. For example, on an internet browser I could right click on an image and click "Copy Image", the image data will be ...
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How to check every contents that I copied

When I click "clipboard button" in android keyboards, I can easily check what I've copied in the past. Also, when I click "Window + v" key in windows 10, I can check the clipboard. ...
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Crtl + Alt + PrtSc only works sometimes (while Ctrl+PrtSc works all the time)

So I have Ctrl+Alt+PrtSc mapped as default, that is, take a screenshot of the current window and copy it to clipboard. Ctrl+PrtSc is also mapped as default, that is, take a screenshot of the screen ...
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copy User Interface Broken on Ubuntu 16.04

copyQ clipboard software User Interface Broken on Ubuntu 16.04 like this image. I have re-installed several times but user interface same. How do I fix this ?
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Take a Screenshot, save it a specified place, with a timestamp based name and copy its filepath plus filename to clipboard

I want to do below, Take a Screenshot, Save it a specified place, Name it with a timestamp based string and Copy its filepath plus filename to clipboard. How can this be done?
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Random pieces of text pasted in code files

Quite often, when I'm writing small programs in e.g. MATLAb or Atom/Juno (on Ubuntu 20.04), I get errors because a a certain variable is not recognized. Upon taking a closer look, the origin seems to ...
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How to set up a systemd service to listen on a socket and copy the contents to the clipboard?

I am trying to follow this tutorial which will help me copy text from remote tmux sessions onto my local clipboard. The first there is to setup a systemd service which listens on a given port on the ...
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Is it possible to access a history of your clipboard in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Every time I copy and paste something I save it to my clipboard. Is it possible to access a record of what I have copied and pasted on Ubuntu?
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Access to system clipboard with vim 8.1.2269 on 20.04

I work with vim on Ubuntu 20.04 installed from the official repositories: $ apt policy vim vim: Installed: 2:8.1.2269-1ubuntu5 Candidate: 2:8.1.2269-1ubuntu5 Version table: *** 2:8.1.2269-...
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How to copy a file from the terminal, then paste it on the browser?

I'm using Ranger as my file manager but every time I want to send something like an image (by copy pasting) I need to open the GUI file manager, copy the file, and paste it on the browser. How to ...
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dwm window manager on VmWare Player - no copy-paste between host and guest

I run ubuntu on VMWare Player on windows and I have my custom dwm window manager. Using GPaste as a clipboard manager. The clipboard copy-paste is not working between guest and host, when I switch to ...
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