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Copy and paste work unstable

I've faced an issue with copy-and-paste on Ubuntu 20.04. This feature works unstable. For example if I want to copy a text from Notepad to Chrome and vice versa, I need to press Ctrl+C(or to choose ...
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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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Ctrl + Insert key and Shift + Insert key for copying and pasting [closed]

I apologize it's not Ubuntu but has a desktop kind in common for Ubuntu-mate, below is on Linux Manjaro using mate terminal. How can we have Ctrl + Insert key and Shift + Insert key to do copying and ...
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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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Evolution/Thunderbird, and copy-pase file from nemo/nautilus

since I migrate from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS, one nice feature of evolution/nemo/nautilus does not work anymore. In the past, I could copy a file from nautilus and/or nemo, and paste it in Evolution ...
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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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“Trim space from selection” terminal option

When I use Windows I use Cygwin. The Cygwin terminal has a nifty terminal feature called "Trim space from selection". All it does is, when you use your mouse to select and copy text from the ...
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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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Somehow i am having two different shortcuts for changing the input language and by that it overrides the ctr+shift shortcuts [duplicate]

I just updated my machine from ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. As i did it through terminal i kept all of my files,configs etc. Now i am facing a weird problem: -There are two shortcuts for changing the input ...
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Copying text from VBox Ubuntu terminal (no desktop installed) to Windows Host

I ran Virtual Box Guest Additions and have shared clipboard option in VBox set to bidirectional (everything described here). I thought I would make myself a "real" Linux person by not installing any ...
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XF86Paste and keycode

Why doesn't the following work with keycodes? keycode 31 = c C XF86Copy I am trying to assign AltGr or mode switch to copy but it doesn't work.
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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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LTS Ubuntu 18.04 Copy/Paste Issue - multiple lines pasted as one line

I have a windows machine and I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. In a terminal editor (like vi) I can copy multiple lines with no problem, but when I paste them it treats them as one line. Why? 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....
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how to Copy and Delete files in Windows 10 drives from Ubuntu

I am using windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 on the same Laptop. I have mostly data stored in my windows 10 drives but now I am using Ubuntu often. I have access to windows drives but only I can read and ...
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Is there a way to copy files between drives via Ubuntu GUI?

First I can't open my other drives. There's an error unknown filesystem type 'exfat'. I solved this by installing exfat-fuse and exfat-utils. Now I can open my other drives. But now I want to copy ...
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copy paste to gnome shell window

I'm used to copying text to a shell window in Ubuntu 16.04 using alt-click/paste. In Ubuntu 19.04, past is grayed out when I want to paste tekst from another application, like Keepass. I can copy and ...
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Trouble with Copy/Paste to a desktop folder

Being brand new at Ubuntu, I cannot understand how to copy contents in a flash drive to a desktop folder I created. I can select the copy method on the flash drive but can't seem to make it go to the ...
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Does GNOME Files (Nautilus) support copy queue in sequential mode? [duplicate]

When dragging/dropping files one by one from one GNOME Files (Nautilus) window to another they will be copied in parallel. This leads to a large and not needed workload without speeding up the ...
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copy paste issue in Windows powershell/Ubuntu terminal of Windows 10

I am trying to use Ctrl+Shift+v or c to copy and paste multiple lines on text, as usual, we do in Ubuntu. However, suppose when I try to copy and paste multiple lines; for eg: if I write 3 words on 3 ...
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Copying file path from GUI to the command line

When I copy a file path from the GUI (right-click on file and press 'Copy') and then paste it in the command line (Ctrl + Shift + V), it shows as: file:///home/user/Documents/file.ext I would like ...
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How to select (copy) an output in terminal without mouse

It seems like a typical way that you have some output in the terminal and if you want to select certain phrase you use your mouse to copy it, but is there any way to select without using mouse? For ...
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Ubuntu 18 Detach Progress Bar

I am wanting to detach the progress copy/paste/delete bar. Is there any way to do this in Ubuntu 18? I have seen various solutions like this one and this one but they all say I should see a "Show Copy ...
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How to navigate to a folder by pasting/typing it in file manager of ubuntu 18.04

In the file manager of ubuntu 18.04 (launched by clicking the second icon in the left taskbar), supposing I have copied a string of folder name, where can I paste (or type) the folder name, press ...
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Right Click to Paste in Windows

I am using Ubuntu in Windows. I only use it to paste API commands from Excel. Until today I copied in Excel and then right clicked in Ubuntu. Today nothing is happening when I right click and if I try ...
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How to disable Import option in LibreOffice Calc while pasting text in a cell? [duplicate]

I'm making a table in which I have to copy few lines from pdf to a table. I'm using LibreOffice calc for table making purpose. Problem is that even though I am copying simple text from the pdf, when I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Nautilus copy image instead of path

I am used to simply COPY (Ctrl+C) an image file from the file manager and past it into a document (Slack, Google Docs etc), this is standard feature on Windows and macOS. However on Ubuntu 18.04 and ...
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konsole loses its ability to copy

I'm running on Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS. My window manager is Cinammon 3.6.7. I run konsole (version 15.12.3) as my terminal, because I like its features. As far as I know, I don't have any KDE installed ...
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xclip the output from head and tail

I intent to copy the output from ls gaowei@alpha:~/Downloads$ ls | head -n 10 | tail -n 5 Abraham Silberschatz, Greg Gagne, Peter B. Galvin - Operating System Concepts (2018, Wiley).pdf Alan ...
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my problem is that I can not copy and paste in arabic language like I used to do

I can not copy and paste arabic texts and I have tried eveything but still the same