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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 to enable bi-directional clipboard with Ubuntu 24.04 Desktop Sharing

I'm trying to use Desktop Sharing with Ubuntu 24.04 Desktop. I'm connecting with the Windows Remote Desktop client. I can connect and perform basic operations, but the clipboard is apparently not ...
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Clipboard keeps pasting url source file while pasting text

Hello everyone I have a problem while pasting my text it keeps show the url file source is there any way to disable to show disable the url? Here is the example : Case example Thanks in advance
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Screen Dump to pdf? (Ubuntu 23.04)

The Print Screen button works very well for capture to the clipboard, but I want it to create a pdf file of the image. It has the various selection sources, but output only goes to the clipboard. What'...
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How to simulate ctrl+c to implement copy in ubuntu?

I want to implement the simulation of copy signals in Ubuntu, as follows: Register a shortcut key such as Ctrl+1. When the user selects text content in any window and presses this shortcut key Ctrl+1,...
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How can I copy and paste outside of Neovim?

I wanted to copy some code I have from Neovim to Firefox, but the stuff I yanked doesn't carry over outside Neovim. After I checked :checkhealth, this what it said: What should I do to handle this ...
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Copying text in Chromium and pasting it into gnumeric does not work

When I copy text in Chromium, I cannot paste it into gnumeric; simply, nothing happens when attempting to paste. I can however paste the text into gvim. So to copy some numbers from Chromium into ...
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How to enable clipboard support on Ubuntu server?

I have VIM installed with clipboard and xterm_clipboard supported. But registers "* and "+ don't work. I suspect that Ubuntu server version doesn't have GUI support, so it doesn't have ...
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Clipboard empty after computer wakes up from sleep (Ubuntu 20.04)

I copy something to the clipboard and I close my laptop. When I open it and log in, the clipboard is empty. Is this intended? I have muscle memoy from Windows that the computer should remember what ...
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Remap the tmux `C-b ]` paste clipboard shortcut key into another

How is correct way to remap/re-bind the tmux C-b ] paste clipboard shortcut key into another key sequence shortcut ?
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Cannot run any Clipboard Managers in my system

I’ve been using Ubuntu for a while now, but for some reason I can’t get any clipboard manager to work on my system. Everything else works fine, like installing and using new apps, but clipboard ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: can't cut (ctrl +x) from desktop or paste a cut element directly to it (ctrl + v)

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. I've had this issue for ages but just now it's been affecting my productivity and I decided to look for an answer. Basically, I can't CTRL + X from desktop or CTRL + V a cut ...
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SSH linux root user has clipboard access but I cannot access clipboard with user I created

I am using linux for the first time in my life. I bought a dedicated server and installed the Ubuntu 20.04 desktop LTS distribution in it. local system is windows. I created a user in linux and I ...
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Copying file path from GUI to the command line (another question)

I used to get the path to some files by selecting them with the mouse and then copying and pasting them into my terminal. Howerver, this doesn't work anymore. I realize that the subject have been ...
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Share Clipboard between two PCs over Network

I have the following setup: A Windows computer on my left screen, connected to the local network. A Raspberry Pi with Ubuntu Server 22.04 on the right screen, also connected to the local network I ...
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Add the Kubuntu/Plasma clipboard actions popup list to Firefox

In Kubuntu 22.10 there is this option of a popup list of clipboard actions when sending a file/folder or link to the clipboard, involving the applications associated with that type of file or link. ...
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Edit the default list of plasma clipboard actions

That appears when copying a URL or file if the option "Include MIME actions" is enabled in clipboard actions settings: New actions can be added, I want to try that, but for the moment the ...
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How to show the clipboard actions popup in Kubuntu 22.10?

I think there was a popup by default whenever I copied something in Dolphin that I have disabled, but I don't know how I did it and how can I enable it. I have found an image of it on the web: How to ...
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How can I copy text by simply highlighting it (jammy)?

One of the great features of Linux for me was always that I can copy text to the clipboard by simply highlighting it. This worked well for me under Debian and then Ubuntu for a long time. Under Ubuntu ...
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shared clipboard (copy-paste) not working VirtualBox 7.0 and Ubuntu Server 20.04.5 focal

I am unable to copy and paste between Ubuntu Server 20.04 running inside VirtualBox 7.0.4 and my Mac OSX host 11.7.1. How can I make it work? In order to paste I'm trying: copy some text on my Mac ...
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clipboard problem in terminal text editors

I am on Ubuntu 22.10, when I copy text from anywhere, there is no problem with pasting it on a regular other app. But I get errors when I try to paste the text into terminal text editors. For example ...
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Bash script with output to the system clipboard as a launcher command

I am running Xubuntu 20.04. I have created a small bash script where the user can select a line from a list with fzf and output the selection to the system clipboard. This is a simple one-liner: cat ...
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How do I take screenshots in 22.04 without copying to the clipboard?

I just upgraded from 20.04 to 22.04 today, and, when I take a screenshot with PrtSc or Fn-Shift-S, it both saves the screenshot as a file and copies it to the clipboard, which is annoying when I have ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - guest additions CD, shared clipboard, shared folder do not work

I had a VM with Ubuntu 21.04, I deleted it and I have made a new VM with OS Ubuntu 22.04. On the previous OS, I was used to enable: Guest additions CD: from menu devices>insert guest additions CD -...
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Diodon not working after upgrade to 22.04

After upgrade from 20.04 to 22.04 Diodon doesn't grab selected text from Chrome or Opera. It does from Firefox and from terminal window or file manager. I need that to work as before.
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Lost clipboard notifications after upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04

Hello I had some clipboard manager installed that always showed content of what I was copying as pop up notification in lower right corner. After upgrade to 22.04 I lost that extremely useful ...
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Screenshot saving

enter image description here In ubuntu 18.04 lts we have options like to save in pictures. If it's not required to save in pictures we have other option to set in keyboard screenshot. It will just ...
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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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"Copy a screenshot area to clipboard" isn't available on Ubuntu 22.04 [duplicate]

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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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