Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

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.

1
vote
1answer
43 views

How to avoid the reinstallation of VirtualBox Guest Additions on every kernel upgrade of guest Ubuntu to have clipboard and draganddrop?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host with VirtualBox 5.1.38 from Oracle's repository. I have Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS guest on this host. Inside the guest I have installed all needed packages to get Guest ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

problem with unwanted Klipper (or other) keyboard shortcut

There seems to be a global shortcut set on my system (Kubuntu) that invokes a list of clipboard history items from which I can "Select to paste". This happens when I press "CTRL + ;" in any window. ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

How to limit clipboard size in ubuntu 16.04?

I am trying to limit clipboard size to 100 kb of remote system, to disallow users from copy and pasting large from remote system to their locals. How can I do that on remote system?
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Copy (CRTL+C) fails recurrently in first time it is used

I have a weird problem I don't know how to solve or even to debug. I copy (in general, no specific application) with CTRL + C and paste with CTRL + V. I would say that 70% of the times I use CTRL + ...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

How to capture a screenshot immediately, without any confirmation, clipboard interference or screen blackout effect?

For Windows, IrfanView offers a powerful screenshot tool with these features: Custom filenames (number and timestamp) such as 000001_20170324110124.Screenshot.png (not an actual filename of a file I ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Piping clipboard into mpv

Chances are that the title makes absolutely no sense as I'm still a total newbie to linux in general, but basically what I'm trying to do is make a keyboard shortcut which would instantly make mpv ...
1
vote
1answer
176 views

Shared clipboard is not working and can't use sudo commands on host-machine

I just created a virtual machine using ubuntu 18.04 on a kubuntu host machine. I tried to use the bidirectional shared clipboard option after installing guest additions on the guest machine. On the ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

KDE: shortcut to screenshot directly to clipboard

I'm looking for a way to put a rectangular screenshot directly (IE, without GUI interaction) into the clipboard -- it's a feature I used several times a day back in my bad old days with Gnome, but ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Problem in sharing clipboard with VirtualBox guest machine [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and have installed VirtualBox-5.1.38_Ubuntu r122592 and also VBoxGuestAdditions.iso by this command: $ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso Previously I created ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

Clipboard Manager: avoid password getting stored in history

I use the clipboard manager diodon, but I think this problem is relevant to all clipboard managers on Ubuntu. If I copy a password from keepass (the tool I use to manage my passwords), then the ...
5
votes
1answer
214 views

How to copy terminal command in clipboard without using mouse?

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface clock-show-date true I want to copy this command into the clipboard so that I can paste it in a file or an Ask Ubuntu question easily. I know I can copy ...
2
votes
1answer
244 views

Pasting in terminal with indentation

I am pasting a python code in Ubuntu Terminal. However, the code contains for loops for which indentation is necessary. Is there a way to paste the code maintaining indentation. I remember there is a ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

System-wide key-value store with fuzzy search

I often have to access some pieces of data, e.g. my public ssh keys, ips of specific servers, links to repositories etc. It would be great to have some application to store key-value mapping with ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Launching mpv from a .desktop entry with the clipboard as argument

I'm trying to make a submenu entry on a .desktop application file that launches a youtube address with mpv. The youtube url is copied from the clipboard. Inside gnome-terminal this works fine: xclip -...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Merge clipboards

Is there any simple script that can merge and synchronize all clipboards (especially, X-selection-paste and copy-paste)? I have found numerous solution, but all of them are ended with installing a ...
2
votes
1answer
917 views

How can I get around using xclip in the Linux subsystem on Win 10?

On a Linux subsytem on Windows 10 you get an error when using xclip, ex: cat some/file.txt | xclip Error: Can't open display: (null) There is no Desktop (UI), so of course there isn't a clipboard to ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

ubuntu lxde 18.04 and 16.04 virtualbox bidirectional clipboard sharing not working

ubuntu with xfce (xubuntu) on virtualbox and guest additions installed and clipboard sharing set to bidirectional allows plain text to be copied/pasted to/from the virtual and the host system; ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Vim system clipboard in Ubuntu server(without GUI)

I am using Ubuntu Server16.04 and Vim 7.4. Actually, I have had Vim use system clipboard(using register + and clipboard=unnamedplus) in Ubuntu Desktop. However, somehow It doesn't work anymore since ...
2
votes
0answers
252 views

Configure xfce4-terminal to recognize ANSI OSC 52 escape sequences to control the clipboard

tmux can put text into the system clipboard using ANSI OSC (Operating System Control) 52 escape sequences, but the terminal emulator needs to recognize them. xfce4-terminal, out-of-the-box doesn't ...
0
votes
1answer
384 views

gnome-screenshot area clipboard not working on Ubuntu 17.10 [duplicate]

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 17.10.1. Being used to the Ctrl-Shift-PrtScr, I really miss that. For some reason, it just doesn't copy the screenshot to clipboard. When I manually execute gnome-...
1
vote
1answer
452 views

Middle mouse key pastes last selected text

I've started to experience an issue with my middle mouse key (scroll wheel press) and selections. If I select a text, anywhere, it seems to put it into some sort of secondary clipboard without me ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Can one reestablish location box navigation in Applications built with GTK3?

It looks like GTK3 prefers breadcrumb navigation in open/store dialogs over location box input. For some applications (e.g. nautilus) there are hints on the internet, how to permanently re-establish ...
0
votes
2answers
661 views

Cannot copy screenshot to clipboard in Ubuntu 17.10

The command gnome-screenshot -c is not copying the captured screenshot to my clipboard in Ubuntu 17.10. How do I fix this? The answers in this question do not work for my Ubuntu 17.10
0
votes
0answers
73 views

Templates into Clipboard tool?

I'm looking for a tool where I can store frequently used text templates and quickly place them on the clipboard, or paste directly into a text field. For example, something like Klipper but with a ...
5
votes
2answers
891 views

Vim 8 with system clipboard on 16.04 LTS

I have install Vim 8 (so that I can use ale). Unfortunately I can't seem to get the system clipboard to work. (E.g. using vim-gnome I would use the "+y to yank to the system clipboard. Has anybody got ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

Clipboard issue on Ubuntu Arzt

I've had problems with Arful... One of them (the most important right now) is a clipboard issue. Artful's clipboard doesn't work properly 'cause using libreoffice it didn't copy an image to the ...
0
votes
1answer
345 views

Shared clipboard won't work on virtualbox with ubuntu 17.10.1

I have virtualbox on my HOST ubuntu 17.10.1 and also in my GUEST. I enabled bidirectional clipboard access, installed the guest additions (both from the CD and from the package manager), rebooted and ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

text highlighting (select to copy) stopped working in the terminal

I have a weird effect in one workstation: suddenly, the system does not allow me to copy text from a terminal to paste it somewhere else by simpling selecting it. I can still paste into the terminal ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Clipboard only working within same window

I've recently installed Ubuntu 17.10, and I've bumped into a strange, and incredibly frustrating issue: I seem to have a clipboard per window, rather than globally. I'm having to drag text between ...
1
vote
1answer
295 views

Location of the clipboard history managed by Klipper

Where does Klipper store the clipboard history? I'm using Kubuntu 16.04 LTS.
2
votes
1answer
6k views

VirtualBox 5.2.4 Shared clipboard not working in Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

I have tried this: sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms and enabling bidirectional shared clipboard. VirtualBox 4.12 Shared clipboard not working in Ubuntu14.04 and various other things, now ...
1
vote
0answers
201 views

Problem with clipboard

I am using Kubuntu 16.04. And i mainly use this to connect my remote desktop which is a windows server using rdesktop. Issue in detail. Now i am facing an issue with copy and paste in my remote ...
1
vote
1answer
329 views

Gnome clipboard buffer

Since Ubuntu Gnome replaced Unity in 17.10, I'm having trouble copying and pasting. I've read the article about adding an extension and have seen other sites recommending applications to manage this. ...
2
votes
1answer
75 views

How to check what applications have access to my clipboard?

I was wondering if it was possible for some applications to read the content of my clipboard and the security risks of copying passwords to clipboard. How can I check what processes have access to my ...
1
vote
0answers
196 views

xclip on remote machine [duplicate]

I want to paste the contents of my clipboard on machine A (client - Windows 7), to machine B (Ubuntu 16.04 Server). I followed the instructions here, but I'm still having the same problem. Here is the ...
0
votes
1answer
234 views

vim can not interact with system clipboards / Ubuntu

I downloaded Ubuntu in the Win 10 app store, installed vim, vim-gnome, opened + clipboard and + xterm_clipboard while viewing vim But I vim: reg when there is no + or * clipboard, it can not be ...
2
votes
1answer
93 views

A clipboard manager that also supports images?

Most clipboard managers I found only support text to be stored in their clipboard history. Can someone please recommend me one that also stores images?
1
vote
1answer
482 views

How does clipboard work? [duplicate]

On a deep level, how does copying something to the clipboard work? Is there a file that stores the text or image I copy somewhere? I found Memory location of clipboard where the question was never ...
0
votes
3answers
76 views

How do I screenshot Wifi Network Authentication Required window's Authentication menu? (apparent bug; Ubuntu 16.04)

My 'Prt Sc / Sys Rq' key is apparently disabled whenever I have the Wifi Network Authentication Required window's Authentication drop-up menu open, but it appears to work otherwise. Is this a bug or a ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

VirtualBox shared clipboard does not work

I have on a Xubuntu 16.04 another Xubuntu 17 running in a VirtualBox. I have the bidirectional clipboard share activated and have also installed sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms on the ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Mouse middle click copy-and-paste in Ubuntu 17.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 17.10 (and switching to the vanilla GNOME desktop, but I'm not sure if that's relevant), left-click select-to-copy and middle-click-to-paste no longer works. I found this ...
1
vote
0answers
203 views

Problem with copy-paste under Gnome session on 17.10

After upgrade from Ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 I have problem with copy-paste under Gnome session. From Firefox (v 56.0) I copied table (382 rows, 15 cols) as HTML and I tried to paste to LibreOffice Calc (...
1
vote
1answer
174 views

How can I feed clipboard content to gnome-terminal?

I have a plugin that generates and copies to the clipboard a ready-to-paste command. For now I open a new terminal, paste the command and execute it. I want to write a script that automatically opens ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

17.10 minimum print screen - no more popup window just screenshot in Pictures [duplicate]

Since I upgrade to 17.10 when I do PrtScr or Ctl+Sht+PrtScr it just get the screen shot in the Pictures directory. Before I had a popup window with different options (naming, pasting into clipbboard, ...
6
votes
2answers
182 views

Can I get visual feedback from copying wth Ctrl+C?

Lots of times I need to Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert) multiple times to copy something. I would appreciate visual feedback that says "a new thing has been copied" or something like that. Is there someway to ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views

Why does copied text have 0~ in front and 1~ at the end?

When I copy text to the clipboard in Ubuntu it automatically adds the text 0~ in front and 1~ at the end, like: wget https://github.com/jgm/pandoc/releases/download/1.19.2.1/pandoc-1.19.2.1-1-amd64....
0
votes
1answer
191 views

Cannot copy, would hang every time I do Ctrl+C

Recently I cannot copy. Every time I select a text and Ctrl+C it, the process would hang and eventually crash. I even tried with a clipboard manager (qlipper, xfce4-clipman, clipit) but none of them ...
0
votes
1answer
376 views

How to debug Inkscape clipboard problem

Inkscape sometimes gets into a weird state on my machine where clipboard operations go hayware. After copying elements to the clipboard, it starts spawning many windows: Postscript output windows, ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

What value of `Name` and `Command` do you use in keyboard shortcut to allow copy / paste to / from clipboard [duplicate]

I have the keyboard shortcuts screen open. I'd like to add a Custom Shortcut which maps copy and paste to Super + C or Super + V. However I don't know what to call this shortcuts name and command. ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Pasting text into terminal editors always pastes into a single line on Ubuntu for Windows (10)

I am trying to paste from the windows system clipboard into a terminal text editor like vim (or its clipboard and xterm-clipboard allowing variants like vim-gtx), nano or emacs to no avail. I am ...