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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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?

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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How Can I send selected word to docfetcher with xclip

I learned how to send a selected word to the browser from this question but can I do the same to java apps like Docfetcher? Edited; and how to send selected words to Xpad new note?
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Paste slection clipboard without formating

Accodring this answer, there are two clipboards in Ubuntu: PRIMARY (Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V) and SELECTION (anything highlighted is copies, Shift+Insert or middle click for pasting). I tried to figure out how ...
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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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How to quickly delete entries from parcellite history

Is it possible to quickly delete an element from the Parcellite history? <Ctrl><Alt>H opens the history, and I can arrow down to certain entries, but Del does not delete them. This ...
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Unable to start CopyQ

I've installed CopyQ on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, but am unable to start it. The following error appears on the terminal screen: "ERROR: Failed to create server "": QLocalServer::listen: Name error ...
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Automatic transfer of clipboard copied text to some text file

I want the text copied from the mouse (clipboard or X selection), or copied with Ctrl+C, to be automatically transferred to a text file. I am using a very good website for subtitling videos called ...
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Clipboard management GUI with ability to save images to file

Is there a clipboard management GUI where I can view the images in the clipboard and choose to save any of them to a file, all without using the command line? I know how to save copied images to file ...
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Ubuntu host w/ Ubuntu guest in VBox: clipboard work in one way only

Host system: Ubuntu 19.10 Guest system: Ubuntu 16.04 Guest additions: installed "Shared Clipboard" is set to "Bidirectional" VirtualBox version: 6.1.2 Inside the guest I can copy and paste into ...
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Gnome Shell ignores (mouse-based) copy-paste commands

I have an issue with a PC with two monitors running Ubuntu 19.10 and GNOME Shell 3.34.1. I often do copy-paste texts between the two monitors, e.g. from a notebook that is open on one monitor into a ...
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How to copy area screenshot to clipboard on Kubuntu 18.04?

You can take a screenshot from a selected area in Kubuntu with Shift+PrtScr. The only problem is that this saves the image to ~/Pictures by default so you have to open ~/Pictures in your file manager ...
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Wine on Ubuntu - Copy to clipboard needs 2 CTRL-Cs

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10 on 64bit and wine 4.0.2 Clipboard functionality is fine between native linux and wine programs and vice versa. But copying from one wine program to another requires at least ...
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How can I count characters of text copied in the clipboard?

I select some text and copy it using Ctrl + c. Now the text is in the system clipboard. I can paste this code using Ctrl + v in a file and run wc for the file to check the count of characters, lines ...
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How can I copy currently played song to clipboard in ncmpcpp?

I can't find a way to copy a title of currently played song in ncmpcpp to clipboard. Is there any shortcut to do this ? Ubuntu Version: 19.10: $ lsb_release -r Release: 19.10 ncmpcpp 0.8.2: $ ...
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GNOME Screenshot can't copy to clipboard in Ubuntu 18.04

I just freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 and downloaded the latest updates. I'm having trouble taking screenshots to clipboard using the built-in gnome-screenshot tool. The default keyboard shortcuts ...
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Ubuntu freezes when i copy or cut anything

When i copy or cut anything Ubuntu freezes for 1 or 2 seconds. Under freeze i mean i can't do nothing except move mouse cursor. Can't change windows, can't move text cursor during freeze. It also ...
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Unable to get clipboard sharing to work with VNC Viewer and x11vnc

I am running Ubuntu 16.04.6 on a remote desktop, and while I can get VNC to to work, I can't get the clipboard sharing to work right now when I want to connect by VNC, I connect through SSH first, ...
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Copy/paste not working as expected in Ubuntu running a KDE Plasma session

I switched from Gnome to KDE (5 Plasma) recently, but am unable to copy text from some applications. In Kate, I copy some text (either using ctrl+C, or with right-click-copy). I paste (either ctrl-V, ...
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LibreOffice clipboard incosistencies, what gives?

I've been having a pretty unusual situation with LibreOffice for quite some time, and it's been difficult to pin down the cause. Here's what happens: I copy some text in Writer or a slide in Impress. ...
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Partial screenshot to clipboard shows a transparent layer on top

I use Ctrl+Shift+Print Screen to grab a section of the screen and save it to the clipboard. On pasting the grabbed image, I sometimes see a transparent layer (same color as when grabbing the screen ...
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automatically log clipboard into logfile

If something has been placed in the clipboard (CTRL+C or rightclick copy) is it possible to automatically log that into a logfile (append)? So someone can still read the clipboard from weeks ago?
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Disabling primary selection outside of terminal

I like the ability to highlight something in terminal, then go to some other application (e.g., Firefox) and paste what I've highlighted. Unfortunately, I have a lot of issues with primary selection. ...
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Clipboard fails to copy properly

From what I can gather from searching around, there is an issue with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS clipboard and Wayland video. However, I'm running x11: $ echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE x11 So my issue is this; when ...
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Shared cilpboard/folder is broken in Lubuntu 18.04 guest

I have Lubuntu 18.04 guest installed in VirtualBox 5.1.38 on Ubuntu 16.04. I did proper settings and could share clipboard and folder between host and guest. But today both are broken. I reinstalled ...
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Detect clipboard copy/paste event and modify clipboard contents

After something is copied to clipboard (using ctrl+c) I want a script (bash, python or any other language) to automatically detect that new entry is added to clipboard, change it's content and put it ...
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is it possible to feed highlighted text as input to grep

I use grep to find unique (marker) text among a large number of files. grep MarkerText -r -C 30 -h ~/helpfiles/* Is it possible to feed a highlighted text as input to my grep command so that the ...
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Clipboard is lost frequently when copy paste on Ubuntu 19.04

I have a recurrent problem with clipboard, I don't really know the cause. I lose very frequently (once an hour at least ) the content of my clipboard when copy paste. How should I debug / resolve it ...
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Gnome on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS text copying triggers apparently useless file writes

I recently noticed a strange behavior on my (pretty vanilla) Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. Every time I copy some text from GNOME Terminal, using keyboard or mouse, it triggers a little hard drive activity. ...
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Turn printscreen into ctrl printscreen

I have Ubuntu 18.04, and when I press the PrtScr button on my laptop, the file gets saved to ~/Pictures. If I press Ctrl+PrtScr, then the file gets saved to my clipboard. I want to default somehow, ...
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Is it possible to copy a variable to the Shift+Insert clipboard from the command line?

When I create scripts, I use the xclip command to copy a variable to the clipboard, so I can paste it using CTRL+V or automate my script to paste it with xdotool. The command that I use to copy a ...
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How to make copyq default in KDE Kubuntu and replace Klipper?

I'm new to (K)ubuntu. How do I turn off the Default clipboard manager (Klipper) in KDE and make copyq default.
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“Report a Problem” Window Details to clipboard

I have received a desktop notification stating that an application has stopped unexpectedly, am prompted to decide whether or not to send the details of this crash to the developers, which of course I ...
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Why is this python script running in background consuming 100 % CPU?

I want to run a simple python script in the background that reads text from the clipboard and prints it out. Here is my code. #!/usr/bin/env python import Tkinter last_clipboard = "" def ...
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Installing guest additions on ubuntu 18.04 broke everything (Virtualbox)

I'm sorry I can't think of a more descriptive title while being succinct. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with a windows 10 host, and everything was working relatively well. I wanted to be able to have a ...

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