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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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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kde connect problem in remote input and clipboard

I was using kde connect in ubuntu 20.10 and everything was fine. but when I updated to ubuntu 21.04, I faced problems. when I go to remote input menu in phone, nothing happen in my pc. another problem ...
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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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Tool which copies predefined text on selection

Found that there's a tool which allows copying predefined text in macOS. Is there anything similar to that available in Ubuntu? What I want is an app where we can set predefined texts (such as ...
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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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Crash due to possibly invalid encoding of clipboard content by Firefox

When copying a sequence of characters containing "ö", "ä" or "ü" from a website in Firefox and pasting it into a KeePass2 password field, KeePass2 and/or Ubuntu crashes. ...
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Ubuntu Studio 20.10 Remove clipboard history

I don’t wanna see my clipboard history on Ubuntu Studio 20.10 but I can’t figure out how to do it. There was one way and they said to go to one thing and do another thing but I couldn’t find it. If ...
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how to consolidate all clipboards for copy and paste?

How can I configure copy-paste such that ctrl-insert and ctrl-c use the same clipboard? All too often I go to paste and end up pasting a document rather than a link, or other problematic paste. If it'...
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Nautilus: copy file into clipboard with command line

When opening nautilus, choose a file and click ctrl+c copy the file into clipboard so that I can paste it in somewhere else in nautilus. And if the file is an image, I can even paste it in libreoffice....
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enabling copy/ paste on ubuntu-server 18.04.4

How can I use xclip to create a shared clipboard experience? I require to have a shared clipboard with a iDRAC Dell server running ubuntu-server 18.04.4. The install is a minimal install without ...
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Clipboard app which shows all

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.1 LTS. I've been installed 2 clipboard apps: Clipit and Clipman. But, none of them shows all. Let's say: when I copy some image, from any source, they don't show it. When I ...
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how to set vncconfig default clipboard behavior?

I always use vnc to access my ubuntu machine from my windows 10 PC. Many times I want top copy-paste between ubuntu and windows10, but to do that I have to run 'vncconfig&' which enables the ...
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Quick image uploading program? (Ubuntu 20.10)

I'm slowly migrating to Ubuntu 20.10 from a (brief) lifetime of Windows, and enjoying the transition. I'm more fond of GNOME than I expected. One tool I've been missing is puush, which is a Windows/...
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Is there a default clipboard history in Ubuntu? If there is, how can I access it?

Is there a default clipboard history in Ubuntu 20.04 or later? If there is, how can I access it? I know there are lots of available applications for saving clipboard history in the default Ubuntu ...
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How to enable clipboard and drag-and-drop while using Ubuntu 20.10 as guest for VirtualBox 6.0.24 running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS with VirtualBox 6.0.24: $ apt-cache policy virtualbox-6.0 virtualbox-6.0: Installed: 6.0.24-139119~Ubuntu~xenial Candidate: 6.0.24-139119~Ubuntu~xenial Version ...
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Clipboard from Ubuntu 18 vino-server to vncviewer does not copy a quotation mark

I am running vino-server in Ubuntu 18.04, and vncviewer in Win 10. Sometimes I get messages like this when compiling in Ubuntu. When I (part of) copy the message, if the copied portion contains one ...
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Copied filenames prefixed with `x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file://`

Whenever I copy-paste a file path I get this: x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file://<file-path> instead of just <file-path>
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Gnome-screenshot sometimes fails

I use gnome-screenshot through a command in my shortcut manager: sh -c 'gnome-screenshot -acf ~/Pictures/temp && cat ~/Pictures/temp | xclip -i -selection clipboard -target image/png' It is ...
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On Ubuntu 20.04 the clipboard is cleared when I log out. Is this the same behaviour as on other systems?

OS version: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Ubuntu clears the clipboard content after logging out. So let's say that I copied a piece of text before logging out and I logged in again, the text can't be pasted. I ...
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Why does xclip -t text/html -selection c not work?

In Ubuntu 20.04 / Gnome, this works echo "ABC" | xclip -selection c However, this does not work: echo "ABC" | xclip -t text/html -selection c By 'not working' I mean that I'm ...
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clipboard stops working on x2go windows client when accessing ubuntu server

I am using this windows client to access Ubuntu: When I reconnect, clipboard usually works, but some time later it usually stop working. But clipboard I mean copying in windows and pasting in Windows....
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20.04 clipboard inconsistancies causing prob in LibreOffice and OpenOffice

I see that this has been around since 2010 but how to fix it. I tried Parcellite but it does nothing. xsel -bc (sp?) can clear clipboard but the first time I use it the prob starts again. Works fine ...
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KDE converts my .webp , .GIF images to .PNG after copying in clipboard

Hi whenever I try to copy and paste .webp or .gif files in KDE to Freeoffice or libreoffice they get converted to .Png, Is this a clipboard problem? I'm using KDE 5.18.5 Kubuntu 19.10 Libreoffice ...
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Clipboard content missed after screen is locked and unlocked

Steps to reproduce: Copy a text in your clipboard Lock the screen (Win+L) Login again Try to Paste the text and it cannot be restored. Note that I did't have this problem with my Ubuntu 15.10. ...
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Show clipboard history menu on middle click paste

I am relatively new to Linux and I like the middle-click button to paste functionality. But while this is quite intuitive it has some issues: I sometimes accidentaly paste text in my source code ...
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Inconvenient and function disabling problems with SHIFT and other keys after installing CopyQ and Parcellite

So a while back I simply wanted to be able have more than one copied text available via Right click, so I installed first Copy Q, then Parcellite on Ubuntu 16.04. Neither of them could do this simple ...
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How the clipboard works

Sometimes I have different contents in the clipboard if I do ctrl+v and paste with right-click and past, I get different output. For example if I copy a secret from my bitwarden app then that comes ...
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Ctrl+C and other commands working every other time in LibreOffice on 20.04

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 in English (US). Keyboard shortcuts are working normally on the GNOME Shell and all programs but LibreOffice. At least in Writer, Calc and Draw, commands like Ctrl+C and Ctrl+...
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i am looking for a ocr capture tool which can recognise text from screenshots

I am currently running ubuntu 20.04. i am looking for a tool that can capture a part of my screen and recognises ocr and instantly copy to clipboard.
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how do I paste the text currently in the clipboard into the terminal opened inside vim by using the command :terminal

I have recently started using vim and opened the terminal using :terminal command in vim but I am not being able to paste the text in the clipboard in it. Can someone guide me on how to do it. It ...
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Export Qlipper clipboard history in Lubuntu?

Is there a way to export all clipboard history items stored in the default Qlipper app in Lubuntu (20.04 LTS)? I find the clipboard manager convenient, but would like to export multiple/all items in ...
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Replace the current clipboard selection with a modified version of the original selection

I read the present topics on AskUbuntu, but none of them did fit exactly. Situation is: I want to replace the currently selected text (by calling a bash script via EasyStroke) with a modified version ...
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Gnome Screenshot Copy Clipboard not working on Ubuntu 20.04

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04. Gnome screenshot command does not work anymore. The command does not copy the screenshot to the clipboard. gnome-screenshot -a -c
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Drag and Drop not working for Ubuntu 20.04 VirtualBox

Host : Windows 10 VirtualBox : v6.1.6 Guest : Ubuntu 20.04 In the same version of VirtualBox I have two different versions of Ubuntu - 18.04 and 20.04. For Ubuntu 18.04 - 1. Shared ...
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How do I copy in vi editor?

I am using vi editor and I want to do copy operation but unable to do it. When I select the word and right click on it, there is no "copy"option but only "paste" option is there. What is wrong going ...
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Why the clipboard gets erased when I quit the program? [duplicate]

I was trying to take a screenshot from my desktop, and decided to experiment with different programs. No matter what application I chose, the copied image from snapshot would get erased from clipboard ...
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Why Ubuntu Desktop 18 client to Windows 10 host clipboard doesn't work?

UPDATE: after playing around, the issue is limited only to Chrome 81.0.4044.113 (Official Build) (64-bit) and Chromium 81.0.4044.113 (Official Build) snap (64-bit) (can paste text but can't copy text ...
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Using command line to copy html file to clipboard

I am trying to do an automated task using Actiona and I need to have the content of an HTML file to be copied into clipboard. Using the clipboard coding facilities inside Actiona is not a solution ...
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Virtualbox. Clipboard and shared folder in Ubuntu don't work

I use Ubuntu 16 server as guest OS, Ubuntu 18.04 as host OS. I tried VirtualBox version 5.2.34 and 5.2.38. I'm trying to setup shared folders and clipboard from host machine to guest one and all my ...
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VirtualBox : shared clipboard between Windows 10 host and Ubuntu 18.04 guest

I have a Windows 10 host and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a VirtualBox (6.1.4). I have mounted the guest additions and executed the autorun on my Ubuntu guest. No error displayed so all good. However,...
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I working command on the Terminal does not work set as a shortcut

I have a English-based keyboard but I use a pt-BR keymap. The position of the backslash is different and I don't have access to it. I tried to create a shortcut to copy it to my clipboard so I could ...
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Ctrl-C not working on first try in LibreOffice, web browsers [closed]

This behavior has been confirmed over a period of several days and multiple reboots. Ctrl+X and Ctrl+C do not work the first time issued, in LibreOffice or web browsers (Vivaldi, Opera, Chromium, ...
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Cut and Copy do not always work

There seems to be something interfering with the cut/copy process. Approximately every other time I try to copy/cut (using ctrl + c/x or menu), nothing ends up in the clipboard. I noticed this issue ...
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Why do I have to paste and copy the output redirected to `xsel -b` before I can paste it to some other apps?

I use echo "stuff" | xsel -b to put "stuff" on my clipboard. Commonly I use it for output of other commands, e.g. realpath "./file" | xsel -b I'm able to directly paste this in some GUI apps (e.g. ...

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