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Copy filename to clipboard

Is there a way to copy the currently selected filename, including the path, to the clipboard? Ideally this would be through the right-click menu. Some degree of flexibility would be useful, like the ...
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How do I enable the shared clipboard in VirtualBox?

Where is the configuration option for sharing clipboards (copy & paste) between the host OS and the guest OS?
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Fastest method to determine my PC's IP address (Windows)

This may seem trivial but I'm looking for the quickest method to determine my PC's IP address within my network. This changes regularly as I connect from one network to the next via DHCP The ...
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Prevent Excel from clearing copied data for pasting, after certain operations, without Office clipboard

Whenever you copy a cell or a range of cells in Excel (my version is 2010 on Windows 7), and then do something else like insert new sheet row or simply edit another cell, Excel removes the clipboard ...
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Can I paste plain text by default?

I regularly copy and paste text between spreadsheets, emails, browser windows, etc. I can't think of a single time when I've wanted to keep the formatting from the source text. I already know about ...
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Clipboard manager for Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm looking for a good program for managing clipboard history on the Ubuntu desktop used primaraly for software development. Ditto is exactly what I need, except it wont run on Ubuntu.
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How do I prevent “Read more: www.site.com” from being injected with non-Tynt JavaScript into copy-paste actions?

There are many sites that insert something like "Read more: www.site.com" into your clipboard when you copy text in your browser. I find this abominable. A google search reveals some methods to stop ...
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Why does Windows sometimes “copy to clipboard” when I press the delete key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent shift-delete from cutting in Windows? I'm a programmer so I spend a lot of time in a text editor. For whatever reason about 25% of the time when I press ...
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How to pipe text from command line to the clipboard

I'd like to do something like dir *.* > clipboard ie. get to get the standard output of a command line program copied to the clipboard. Can this be done on a standard XP machine without ...
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copy and paste in windows XP just stops working

out of nowhere my copy and paste just stops working. has anyone seen this happening. is there any recommended way of debugging what is going on and any solutions to fix it?
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Copy-paste stops working on Windows 7

Copy-paste functionality stops working after about an hour after each reboot on a Windows 7 64-bit system. Running Google Chrome (with gmail and few other tabs open like Calendar, Reader), MS Outlook (...
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Windows script to copy some text to the clipboard?

I am using an application that requires several attempts to log in (because of overloaded servers). This app has no "remember my password" feature. Therefore, I would like to make a script (...
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Is there a key combination to cycle through clipboard history when pasting in windows?

In Visual Studio, I can cycle through my clipboard history by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+V rather than CTRL+V. I believe it's called a clipboard ring. But that feature doesn't seem to exist outside of Visual ...
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How to paste raw text?

Windows copies and pastes Rich Text. I want it to copy and paste only raw text. Is there any way to change this behaviour globally? Someone in another thread suggested to use AutoHotKey tho change ...
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How to better copy&paste big files over RDP?

Recently I was making a few attempts to copy&paste a big (1.2 GB) file to remote computer over RDP. The remote computer is virtual testing machine with MS Windows Server 2008 Datacenter. First ...
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How can I prevent shift-delete from cutting in Windows?

I want to prevent Shift-delete from putting the selected stuff to the buffer - it overwrites what I already have in the clipboard, which is a problem, because I always use Ctrl+X for cutting and Shift+...
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Prevent Word from Including Bullet Letter when Copying Text

I'm copying quite a bit of text from Word into a text-based application, line by line. The word text is structured like this: Topic a. Item A b. Item B When I highlight Item A, ...
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Vim copy/paste messing up indentaton

Whenever I copy something from another application and then go to paste it into vim, it messes up the indentation. For example, just now I tried to copy the manifest.json file from the hello-world ...
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Can't paste in gnome-terminal from Keepas2 running via mono

I'm running OpenSUSE 13.2 and I'm using Keepass2. The app is runnig via mono. I want to copy my password from keepass to the terminal, however this isn't working using CTRL + SHIFT + V. This is a ...
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How do I view my clipboard history on OS X?

I am often copying and pasting various tidbits of information, and then forgetting to save it. I would copy something else and lose what I had in the clipboard before. Is there some sort of built-in ...
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Clipboard stopped working

I don't seem to be able to copy and paste any more. Not sure what I did to cause it. I've tried doing it in several programs, including notepad. Is there a quick and simple fix for this problem, ...
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How can I restore copy/paste functionality for my remote desktop connection?

My question has been asked on superuser before, but the accepted answer did not work for me. Sometimes when using remote desktop on my Windows 7 computer, the copy-paste functionality between the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to paste in Windows command prompt

Is there a keyboard shortcut to paste in the Windows command prompt (or at least powershell)? I'm aware that you can right click, but it would be handy if it was possible without touching the mouse.
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OS X: Can I paste plain text by default?

This is a version of Windows XP: Can I paste plain text by default for Mac users. This drives me insane as well. Whenever I cut and paste anything from one app to another in OS X it carries ...
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How can I stop JavaScript from modifying the clipboard?

More and more I find that when I copy text from a news site, the site adds in its own advertising/footnote link to my clipboard, so that when I paste, the copied text is appended with something like: ...
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Copy/Paste (Clipboard like) functionality from a VNC desktop

I use TightVNC, RealVNC to access the Remote Linux(CentOS,Ubuntu) desktops by running a vncserver on the remote machine. When I connect to those servers from my Windows host: Can I use the Copy/...
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How can I copy the output from a remote command into the local clipboard?

I use iTerm2 as my terminal client in Mac OS X. On the local system I can use pbcopy and pbpaste to transfer data between the system clipboard and the terminal, but of course this doesn't work when ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut to paste a pre-defined text?

I've been working on several website designs lately, and it looks like I'll be making a lot more in the near future. I find myself browsing to lipsum.com and copying a handful of paragraphs of random ...
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How to copy a picture to clipboard from command line in linux?

I can copy image in Gimp and paste it to OpenOffice document. How to do it (copy or paste image) from command line?
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Excel 2013: “We couldn't free up space on the clipboard. Another program might be using it right now”

Excel 2013 often complains that "We couldn't free up space on the clipboard. Another program might be using it right now" when I'm trying to copy cells. Some say it might be caused by Zone Alarm or ...
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How to access raw clipboard data on Windows?

How can I access the clipboard contents when it is in an unusual format that most programs won't accept (i.e. not easily pasteable)? I have copied something from a program, supposedly in PDF format, ...
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Sharing Vim Yank Register

Is it possible to run multiple instances of Vim which share their yank registers? I'd like to avoid having to yank to the system clipboard with "+y or opening my files in split windows within the same ...
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Copying text from YouTube to Clipboard introduces dashes?

Here's an example of a link I found on YouTube in the comments section of a video. gnu.org/distros/free-distros.h­tml This is the way it shows up in the comment. If I highlight this link and copy ...
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Clipboard feature in Windows

In Opensuse 11.0 Linux we can select any piece of text anywhere(browser, emacs..) and its in the clipboard and then we can paste it with the middle mouse click. How can i get similar functionality in ...
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copying from VIM in a screen in putty under windows

Anyway i can get text from Vim in the windows clipboard? my sessions are usually via PuTTY, and almost always in a gnu screen if using :set mouse=v i can highlight some lines and they appear in ...
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Vim: Copy selection

Having a chunk of text selected in Vim's visual mode, I'd like to copy that to the system's clipboard (be it the primary or X11's). Is there an easy solution for this? Obviously, a simple y doesn't do ...
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Ubuntu behaves as if I have two clipboards

My Ctrl+V produces a different result that RightClick+Paste I can't reproduce this, it happens randomly, so I can't specify the circumstances just yet. I will as soon as I can make it happen all the ...
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Why does the text `fi` get cut when I copy from a PDF or print a document?

When I copy from an Adobe Reader PDF file that contains Define an operation I rather see Dene an operation when I paste the text, why is this? How can I remedy this annoying problem? I've also ...
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is it possible to monitor and log “read from Windows clipboard” events?

processes like Notepad or browser have legit reasons for accessing clipboard in short bursts, typically associated with keyboard and mouse activity. The vast majority of processes have no business ...
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Notepad++ how to copy the text (only) which matches the regex expression (not the whole line)

I am looking for a simple way to copy into the clipboard all the "marks" in notepad++. I found that I could copy the whole line that match the regex using the bookmark option. But I'm looking for a ...
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How to make Excel retain the contents of its clipboard [duplicate]

I'm making a list in Excel where many rows have the same data in a number of columns, enough so that I'd like to hit Ctrl-C once on this set of common data, and then just hit Ctrl-V every time I make ...
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How to disable text style copying on Windows XP?

Problem: I copy a text from a website, paste it on email or forum, and scream for the insanely large font it creates. Then I instantly go to notepad and re-paste, re-copy and again re-paste it to get ...
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Is is possible to copy binary data containing a NUL character to the X clipboard?

If I do either of: printf 'a\0b' | xsel printf 'a\0b' | xsel -b printf 'a\0b' | xclip printf 'a\0b' | xclip -selection c and then paste from the corresponding selection (PRIMARY or CLIPBOARD) on ...
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Clipboard management like Linux in Windows

In Linux, if I select a text I can paste it in another place with a click of middle mouse button and there is no need to right click and copy or using ctrl+c hotkeys for doing so. Also the selected ...
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How to copy/paste tab characters via the Clipboard into terminal session on gnome / ubuntu

How do i copy text that includes tab characters from a text editor, let's say gedit into a terminal session on ubuntu/gnome? I am on ubuntu 12.0.4 using gnome classic. UPDATE This same issue ...
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How to know which application uses my clipboard?

On my Windows XP, I have problems with my clipboard. Sometimes I Copy and nothing goes in the clipboard. And nothing is pasted. Excel gives me such errors : The clipboard cannot be emptied. Another ...
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Software to store frequently used text in PC

I am a looking for a free software that can run on the task bar (near the system time) where I can store frequently used text like my full street address, paths of specific deep folders & files in ...
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Paste rich text with formating

I would like to be able to paste rich text that I've copied (for example) from a webpage directly into notepad (or other plain text box) and retain details like urls etc. For example, if I copied ...
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cannot paste words with pictures in ms word 2010

Is there any option that will correct this? I'm pasting my assignment with some pictures in it in ms word 2010 from a webpage but it doesn't seem to be showing the picture that is copied along with ...
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How to paste a tab into OS X Terminal from clipboard?

Tabs are getting removed from text that I paste into the Terminal. Any suggestions? An example of my use case is to paste sections of TSV files into a remote ssh session terminal, bypassing the ...