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Ubuntu 21.04 Wayland copy/paste intermittently fails

Ubuntu 21.04 Gnome 3.38.5 Wayland I've noticed that intermittently copy/paste starts failing. Anecdotally this only seems to happen when trying to paste into an electron app (slack/atom) but after ...
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Is mouse middle click copy-and-paste a bug?

When you select some text (not copy) and then click the middle button of the mouse somewhere, the text gets pasted there without being copied on Ubuntu 20.04. Is this a bug or a feature?
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Is there a way to paste multiple lines to the left of multiple lines (keeping formatting) in libreoffice writer?

If I have these lines 1 2 3 and these lines abc def ghi Is there a way to paste them so that I get 1abc 2def 3ghi That is to say, I want that the original bold characters (and any other formatted ...
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How to merge copy operations when they have the same destination

In Windows I used supercopier which asked if I wanted to add copies together when it noticed they went to the same usb. I know ultracopier in ubuntu does this but it doesn't automatically catch copy ...
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Cannot copy/cut and paste from file manager to Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS [duplicate]

VIDEO I cannot copy and paste files from the file manager to Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Is there a way to fix this issue?
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Digikam: Copy and Paste images

I would like to copy some images from Digikam to Nautilus. Somehow I prefer ctrl-c and ctrl-v to drag+drop. The context-menu in Nautilus is empty, although I selected and copied some files in Digikam. ...
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Read-only error on lxle dual boot with windows 10

Tried disabling the fast boot option in Windows 10 also tried shift+shutdown but still it refuses to give me access to paste files Into Windows 10. The paste option is grayed out giving me "Read-...
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How to transfer a file between two AWS different servers using pem files, while on a local system

local to remote (upload) working scp -i remote.pem ~/Downloads/file.zip ubuntu@1.1.1.1:/var/www/html remote to local (download) working scp -i remote.pem ubuntu@1.1.1.1:/var/www/html/file.zip ~/...
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Error: Virtualbox unable to insert the virtual optocal disk C:\ Program Files \ Oracle \ Virtualbox \ VBoxguestadditions.iso into the machine Xubuntu

I am a beginner and just installed VM VirtualBox 6.1.16140961-Win and xubuntu-18.04.5-desktop-amd64. As I was not able to copy / paste from my pc (Windows 10) with Ctrl+Alt+C / Ctrl+Alt+V (and even ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS stops in the middle of multiple file copy-paste for popup prompt (file transfer error)… Is this normal?

I am new and slowly learning the world of Linux and some things I prefer over Windows, some things I don't. Yesterday, I started a huge backup (~200k files, 800GB) with right-click copy/paste. The ETA ...
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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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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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Corrupted files accessing Samba server(running on Ubuntu 20.04) from local network

I have Samba Server running on a PC with Ubuntu 20.04, everything worked fine until yesterday. Today (I believe just after some software update) if I simply make copy and paste operations to the ...
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Files copy or paste becomes corrupted

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.When I am using the default file manager to copy or cut files in it takes a lots of time and most of the time it becomes hanged at a point of copying.Sometimes it shows ...
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tmux copy mode not working in ubuntu16.04

I want to copy the stdout in my tmux terminal, and I can't use mouse to copy because it will select to the other pane which I don't want it. I goolge 'tmux copy' and found the solution as below : ...
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Copying and exporting chat from Zoom

Is there a way of selection on Zoom under Ubuntu all the chat to copy and paste it into a text file? I can only select one message at a time.
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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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Cut/Copy/Mark a specific word in Nano

I know that you can search for words within nano by using Ctrl+W, and I know you can replace words by using Ctrl+\. Now I am looking for a way to search for a word in a file and then cut/copy/mark ...
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How do I solve Copy-Paste problem in my computer HDD folder on Ubuntu 20.04LTS?

I have an HP laptop, with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Windos10 installed in it(dual boot). I have a 1TB HDD. The problem is I am unable to copy & paste any file from one folder to another, and also if I ...
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A text import screen pops up while trying to copy and paste an xlsx spreadsheet [duplicate]

When I try to copy and paste an xlxs spreadsheet, a text import screen pops up. This has not happened before. How do I stop it and, revert back to a simply copy and paste?
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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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Error splicing file while copying even with small files

I am using VMware and Ubuntu 20.04 as guest, win7 as host. While trying to copy files to shared folder I am getting "Error splicing file:input/output error" It used to work, but I made copy ...
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copy paste between remote sessions remmina in ubuntu 20.04 LT

in the past, i have been able to copy and paste text windows remote desktop sessions. Now for some reason, I cannot do this. I would like to regain this functionality, how might i do that? I am using ...
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Copy and paste works inconsistently

I'm facing an issue with copy-and-paste on Ubuntu 20.04. This feature is unstable. For example if I want to copy text from Notepad to Chrome and vice versa, I need to press Ctrl+C (or to choose the ...
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Vim Mode copy-paste not working on Tmux

I am new at using Tmux. I have seen that it is quite difficult to copy-paste inside Tmux. So I searched for an easier method. Some sites suggested that I should use vim mode as I am quite familiar ...
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copy paste was working on its own

I have Ubuntu Laptop ( from System76) . Am facing issues when I type a text/line be it either in email/notepad/document. Say that am typing a doc of 10 lines when I am typing 2nd line my cursor ...
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How to copy text of a notification to the clipboard?

I need to copy text of a notification. It is an error message which I cannot find in any other place (log, terminal, stdout), it just shows up in the notification. I open notifications panel, select ...
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Copy and paste not working in ubuntu in virtual box 6.1.2

I have gone to General -> Advanced -> Shared clipboard and changed to bidirectional. Also did the same for Drag and Drop and changed it to bi-directional too. However I am still unable to copy ...
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Cut-Paste or Copy-Paste not working on Ubuntu 20.04 on using right-click context menu

I tried to cut/copy a file from one folder and paste it in another folder using the right-click context menu. However, the paste option is not working. The problem does not happen within same folder. ...
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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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20:04: Copy command (M-6) ignored by Nano

Every command works in Nano, except for M-6 (copy current marked text and store in cutbuffer). I've tested the alternative (M-^) as well but with no success. Is it like this for everyone?
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simple cp command problem “ i try to copy only ”

cp: 'test.txt' and 'test.txt' are the same file asadzoot@asadzoot-Vostro-14-3468:~/cnc/q1$ cp test.txt home/asadzoot/cnc/q1/ cp: cannot create regular file 'home/asadzoot/cnc/q1/': No such file or ...
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How to align the text file after copy and paste?

I copied column 7,8 and 9 from file 1 into columns 7,8 and 9 in file 2 producing a new file 3. the produced file (file 3) is not aligned as the original files, How can I edit it to preserve the ...
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Copy and paste in the terminal? [duplicate]

How do you copy and paste inside the terminal? I've tried with Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V; neither works, they just insert ^C or ^V into the prompt. What am I doing wrong?
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Why does LibreOffice Calc paste a cell as a graphic?

I have a formula in a cell without additional formatting: =IF(D2>0,F2/(D2),"") When I copied this formula from the first cell down through a range, it was converted to a graphic repeating the ...
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How to copy the content of a file using command line

My question is may be too simple or hard Is there any way I can copy the content of a file using the command line the same as you do with right click + copy? After that I want to paste what I copied ...
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I want to extract a number from a file then perform simple mathematics operation then paste it to another file

Hello everybody please help me to write a script to do the below please: I want to open a text file named C60_GRM_box.gro (I copied the first lines from this file below) and then extract the second ...
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Problem with Copy pasting text from a document on ubuntu

Version: 19.10 The problem is while i copy some text from a file to libre office or google docs ( where i am creating my own document ), after pasting the text takes same formatting as of the source, ...
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Error while copying files to external hard drive

I am trying to copy image files to an external hard drive. The file names are like "2020-03-25 09:21:27 624.jpg". I have previously copied a similar data set to the same hard drive in Windows 10. ...
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How can Filename too long be avioded in a copy-paste operation?

Im copying some files from one hard drive to another via drag and drop. I got some errors about filenames being too long. Admittedly, the files that wont copy are probably nothing anyone cares about, ...
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I need to repeat control-c to copy text in gedit, libreoffice writer, etc

When I copy a text, either a single word or a novel-length text, in text-editors like LibreOffice writer or Gedit, sometimes I need to hit control-c again because it doesn't work and it will paste the ...
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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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Why aren't quotation marks copied when I cut'n'paste web page text?

Using Ubuntu 18.04, on both Chrome and Firefox, when I copy and paste text, the quotation marks around <q> tagged text are lost. Notice that all the words are selected, but the two quotation ...
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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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How to map keys on Linux like my Mac machine

On my Macbook, I use CMD+c = SIGINT and ctrl+c = copy (as in copy/paste). On my Ubuntu machine, ctrl+c = SIGINT and ctrl+c = copy depending on the context and that's awful, because it's the same ...
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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 can one copy text from nano in Ubuntu WSL2 and paste it into a Windows application?

Microsoft has made this nifty tool called Windows Subsystem for Linux. WSL2 creates a lightweight VM running Linux (in this case Ubuntu) to facilitate using Linux on Windows. Within WSL2 (Ubuntu) I'...
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Ubuntu 19.10 avoid pasting carriage return in terminal

I've found a couple posts about this with older versions of ubuntu & terminal. I am interested in a safeguard when pasting terminal commands similar to iTerm on macos, which warns when pasting a ...
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xbindkeysrc copy/paste buttons is weird in LibreOffice after updating from Ubuntu 18 to 19

I upgraded from Ubuntu 18 to 19 and now Calc is pasting an image instead of the selected cells. With Writer instead, I need to copy twice in order to get what I wanted to copy in the first place. With ...
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Trying to move a file between folders in LeoCad

First of all: Hi, I'm an Ubuntu newbie (recently switched to 18.04 Bionic Beaver two months ago) so not a expert, very inept with terminal sudo commands. I have a problem with [LeoCad][1] and folders....