Questions tagged [clipboard]

A clipboard is a temporary storage, mostly related to text, from where contents can be pasted to a new/other location. Use this tag for questions that specifically involve problems with putting material in, or getting material out of the clipboard

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Proper pasting from clipboard doesn't work in st (simple terminal)

If you are wondering you had seen the same question on r/suckless on reddit, I am the same person and upon getting no satisfactory answer I decided to post it here. I am trying to patch st to have ...
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Arch linux: set copy/paste/cut shortcuts

I would like to set custom keyboard shortcuts for using clipboard. I would like to change it from: Copy: ctrl + c in programs, ctrl + shift + c in terminal Paste: ctrl + v in programs, ctrl + shift + ...
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copyq paste works slow for terminal

I'm using Pop!_OS 20.04, gnome-terminal as terminal emulator, and CopyQ as clipboard manager. What I've noticed is, whenever I'm trying to paste in the terminal window (just a plain old local session, ...
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Thunderbird/X11 - pasting images from clipboard/primary selection fails unless I first paste to libreoffice

If I do a screenshot to clipboard like this: xsnap -png -stdout | xclip -selection primary -t image/png .....then a middle-mouse-button-paste to thunderbird yields a binary paste starting with '�PNG ...
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can I copy some portion of a file into vim buffer (using yank) and paste it in windows app? (like into powerpoint) across vnc?

Recently I'm doing an analysis on a big source files where frequently I copy a portion of the source file and paste it into windows PowerPoint. For this I use mouse to select part of the source file ...
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How to stop random pasting in Pop!_OS?

I recently installed and began using Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS on my Lenovo ThinkPad T460p. The desktop environment is GNOME 3.36.3 and windowing system is X11 (the defaults). I am experiencing random pastes ...
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How do you use the keyboard to highlight the text you want to copy in konsole?

When I want to copy and paste text from the konsole screen I have to use the mouse but I find that rather awkward. Is there a way to enter a mode where you can use the keys to highlight the text you ...
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Disable copy to local clipboard when copying from VNC

I have a TigerVNC session open. In that I have a text file open. The problem is whenever I copy a text from the text file it gets copied to my local MAC clipboard also (along with the remote machine's ...
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Control copy-paste text from TigerVNC (Fedora/CentOS) gedit to local machine

I have a TigerVNC GUI running. In the GUI I have a text file open in gedit. I want to copy some text from the text file open in the TigerVNC to my local mac, but the catch is that if the size of the ...
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Window owner- who requested the “paste” in X11 copy-paste process?

There are 2 machines: a Fedora remote server and a local MAC machine. I have used TigerVNC and gained GUI access to the remote machine. My requirement is simple, I want to manipulate the "...
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How do I copy a file to the clipboard in the terminal

I would like to copy a file to the clipboard with the terminal, like when right clicking a file and selecting "copy" in the gui. Someting like "cp test.txt" (without a destination) ...
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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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Lubuntu copying file path instead of file

I have a newly installed lubuntu 20.04 using pcmanfm as file manager. When I copy a file(or images) using Ctrl+C and paste it in browser (gmail or facebook chat). But when I paste it in file manager, ...
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Mouse middle click does not paste selected text in terminal

I am experiencing a weird phenomenon recently. Usually, when we select any text anywhere (browser, files, terminal) it gets copied to the clipboard and can be pasted upon clicking the middle button (...
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How to copy full vim/vi remote file content to my local clipboard

I am having a file in the remote machine ( connected with customized ssh not Normal ssh ) .I do not have a way to copy/move the file to my local ( No scp allowed and no other connectivity ) .I am ...
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How can I copy a command to VMWare ESXi remote terminal?

I want to be able to copy a command to a newly installed VM running an only CLI debian OS. I have tried installing the VMware tools with: apt-get install open-vm-tools Then I have added the options: ...
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Vim :set mouse=a works in ubuntu but not fedora

I want to be able to highlight text without it selecting the numbers for the lines or spilling into another split I have open. The mouse=a option does that perfectly on Ubuntu, but when I switch over ...
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xclip to multiple targets

How do I copy different texts to multiple targets using xclip (or other tools)? I tried doing echo "TEST_STRING" | xclip -selection clipboard -t STRING echo "TEST_HTML" | xclip -selection clipboard ...
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Why ubuntu uses “move to trash” instead of delete?

Does anyone know why in the GUI of Ubuntu(and perhaps the other Linux distributions as well) use the term "move to trash" instead of delete? I want to know what was the historic event that leads to ...
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How can i subscribe to linux commands or processes

I want to build a minimal clipboard manager script using xclip or xsel. So I want to be able to know when xclip is going to store the new clip, an then I can update a clipboard_history file for ...
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Can a Bash alias command be inserted into my macOS terminal text input so I can tweak and run it?

I have some Bash aliases which I use to perform standard day-to-day tasks in my macOS terminal using the Bash shell. Sometimes I find myself wanting to run a one-off command very similar to an alias ...
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How can I synchronize the clipboard of terminal applications on a server without X?

On machines with X server, I've used the selection clipboard to synchronize copy/paste across GUI and terminal programs. Now I have a server without X where I'd like to synchronize copy/paste across ...
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How do I get cut-n-paste to work for remote X clients

I've ssh-ed into a Debian computer from a Ubuntu computer (via an intermediate computer) and have problems getting cut-n-paste to work. Neither can I select text and insert that using middle-click. ...
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Shared clipboard between multiple X11 servers (Xephyr, Xpra etc.)

I plan to run potentially dangerous applications (browser, etc.) on a separate X-server, but since each server has its own clipboard, it is impossible to copy the link / text from one window to ...
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Remove newlines using shell command (must work in a KDE global shortcut)

I need a shortcut to strip newlines from the text in the current selection. I want to put my command into a KDE global shortcut, which I already know how to do. The command I came up with is: sh -c '...
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Clipboard problem at Kali Linux in VirtualBox (using MacBook pro)

community! I just installed Kali Linux on VirtualBox, and immediately problems with truncated functionality have started. Starting with the fact that I can’t use the clipboard between the Mac and ...
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Copy text from remote tmux to local x clipboard

I ssh into my VPS and run tmux. I can copy/paste from the remote to local, and local to remote - using the mouse and shift. But I don't know how to copy large quantities of text. If I were working ...
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Copy any kind of file to clipboard with xclip

So, I want to be able to copy any kind of file to an X clipboard with a shell script (mostly as a means to copy files in ranger, to gui applications). So far i have this script: TYPE=$(file -b --mime-...
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Can I disable pasting a newline character in my terminal?

I'm using ZSH on Mac OS if that is important. When doing some manual cherry picking on branches in git, I sometimes would like to type git checkout origin/develop --<path> where I copy and paste ...
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With tmux mouse mode, when selecting text on the left pane, it causes gibberish text to be pasted into right vertical pane

I am using tmux (version 2.3) and I have only one option in my .tmux.conf file: set -g mouse on I then follow the following steps to reproduce: 1) open up tmux 2) split into two vertical panes 3) ...
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How to keep heading tab when copy-paste in tmux

Follow below tips Copy text from one tmux pane to another (using vim) Seems all the heading tab will be replaced by space during copy-paste, I want to know is any tips to keep all the heading tab.
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urxvt-perls M-Escape not working

I am a noob user of urxvt terminal and I would like to be able to copy a part of a text printed out previously without having to use the mouse. With a bit of research I have found this extension (...
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how can I slow down pasting text into a serial terminal?

I'm working on a raspberry pi, and trying to paste some text files into a command-line text editor nano... but the text ends up corrupted on the remote end (partial/incomplete text). I can only guess ...
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Firefox download file and copy to clipboard

For academic research I work with Firefox and many sites have the option to export entries as Bibtex files which opens a download dialog. I'm looking for a way to directly copy those files to the ...
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Getting wrong info. in clipboard under debian-mate

I have no clue why I have wrong info. from Guake in my clipboard. i have no clue even what clipboard it has or uses as I had asked the question about default clipboard 3 years back and still didn't ...
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`xsel --input` produces invalid clipboard contents

How to reproduce: $ xsel --input <<< test $ xclip -o -t TARGETS TIMESTAMP MULTIPLE TARGETS DELETE INCR TEXT UTF8_STRING STRING X Error of failed request: BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter) ...
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Replace clipboard content instead of appending when copying from tmux

When I copy from tmux, selections are appended to the system clipboard rather than replacing its existing content. I see this behavior both with mouse drag and release, and using the keyboard to copy ...
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xRDP autostart Applications, Clipit problem

The Problem: The company I work for has branched to another location a couple of days ago and our inhouse software has trouble keeping up with the data it sends and receives (in other words: Users ...
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Enable copy/paste in vim on bare Linux

I'm using vim on Linux Debian without desktop environment (i.e xorg, i3, urxvt). I'm not unable to copy and paste ("+, "* not work), because clipboard package is not installed: └> vim --version | ...
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Enable copy/paste on bare Linux inside VMware

I explore Linux by installing and configuring it from scratch (i.e. no gui, bare terminal). I installed only xorg, i3, gnome-terminal and few other utilities. Besides, I've installed open-vm-tools to ...
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Separate clipboard for particular application

Is it possible, on Debian with Klipper running, to have a separate "clipboard stack" for a particular application? I'd like the text that I copy in application Y not to be shared with all the other ...
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Separate clipboard for torbrowser [duplicate]

I'm running torbrowser on Debian. klipper saves the history of my clipboard. I would like to desactivate this feature for tor browser, so that I can use the copy-paste functions "locally", without ...
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Copy large texts to clipboard in X11

If I try to copy a large file (around 30K) to clipboard with xsel (or xclip), the copy operation fails and the content of clipboard remains unchanged. If it's a hard limit in X11, is there any way to ...
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Copy&paste from gnome terminal to screen started in the same terminal session

I run Gnome Terminal 3.22.2 in LXDE. I select some text using mouse, run "screen" command and try to paste what I just copied. If I copy by selecting and paste using middle mouse button, it does not ...
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Multiple ctrl +v or Macros?

I'm working on customer service for one company. I'm looking for program to make macros for messages that i use regulary. Multiple copypaste would be also awesome. Thanks in advance!
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Cut Paste shortcuts issue

I hope to get some help here. I really don't know how to tackle this issue that I'm experiencing in the last days. In the last few days, ctrl+c and ctrl+x work randomly in every application. For ...
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use less on content in clipboard

I copied some text and want to search through it using less. I wonder how I can directly use less on my clipboard content without having it saved first into a file or being echod etc.
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How to analyze an accidental copy/paste in the terminal?

While I was trying to copy and paste a command line from a web page, I somehow managed to copy/paste the source code of the entire page, with all the tags and so on (don't ask me how). This is the ...
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Copy & Paste unusable in KVM virtual machine (Ubuntu) when RStudio is running

Setup: Fedora 30 with a KVM/qemu virtual machine running Ubuntu 18.04.1. (This setup because I want to run RStudio and on my Fedora 30, and it just barfs & dies immediately somewhere in the ...
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How to copy/paste from xfce4-terminal to another xfce4-terminal while in vim?

Copy/paste has never worked properly in all cases in GNU/Linux, for decades, and this problem is still not fixed. I find myself with two xfce4-terminal instances, terminal A and terminal B. Terminal ...

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