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Gnome+NX clipboard behavior; auto-copy on select?

I am having issues with the Gnome(/Linux/Debian+Ubuntu) clipboard when connected remotely; it's default behavior appears to be to automatically add text to a clipboard buffer when that text is ...
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Clipboarding Firefox RSS Links

How can I copy the RSS link which is behind the button in the addressbar into the clipboard? Left-clicking allows me to subscribe to the Feed with Firefox and right-clicking brings up the toolbar ...
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How to get clipboard working for shared VMs on VMWare Workstation

You can connect to shared VMs running on VMWare Workstation 8 if you configured your VMWare correctly. Host and client are both Windows 7. One disadvantage of shared VMs is: The clipboard feature ...
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Is there a native way to access older clipboard entries in linux?

I'm looking for a method that doesn't use an external clipboard manager (at most, xclip). I tried xclip -o, but that only gives me the latest. Is there a way to step back without a manager?
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Unable to copy from vim to system clipboard

I read and tried several different solutions but I am still unable to copy from vim to system clipboard. Viceversa works, copying from outside vim and pasting with p is ok. I have installed clipboard ...
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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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How do I highlight “copy this” text on a website so that I might middle-click paste?

It seems to be one common practice on websites which intend to give the user text for copying/pasting to place this text in an <input/> or <textarea/> and pre-select it for the user. ...
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Excel 2007 - cannot open the clipboard

Every now and then within Excel when I do Ctrl-x (cut) or Ctrl-c (copy) I get the pop-up message 'Cannot open the Clipboard'. I can't see any particular pattern to it but it's very annoying when it ...
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Is there an xsel equivalent that supports rtf?

I'm wondering if there is a command line clipboard manipulation program for Linux like xsel or xclip that supports RTF formatted data? What I mean is, if I use xsel to put RTF data on the clipboard, ...
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Quickest way to send links from PC to PC [closed]

I am looking for the quickest way to send URLs and short Text in general from my Laptop to Desktop or vice verse. A lot of the time I am browsing on my Laptop near my Desktop then find a URL which I ...
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Copy and paste twice

Is there a way, to copy and paste twice? For example, is there a way, for me to copy one url, store it, and then copy another url, and then for the urls to be pasted respectively? I read somewhere, ...
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How to make Excel retain the contents of its clipboard

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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Is there a utility to do OCR on images on the windows clipboard? [closed]

Sometimes, I find myself typing out a lot of text from a screen capture. Its quite tedious. Is there an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program out there that would allow me to quickly convert ...
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App to view clipboard contents on OSX in unformatted / hex form

I'm looking for an OSX application that allows you to view the clipboard data in hex format. So if, for example, there's an image copied to the clipboard, then the app shows me the image data in hex ...
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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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Prevent MacVim copying every visual selection to clipboard

Every time the visual selection changes in MacVim, it is copied to the system clipboard. Is this normal and can it be disabled?
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From image on my computer to URL in my clipboard

I use tinypic for hosting images for forum posts, online articles, etc etc, as I'm sure many other people do too. From an image on my computer's desktop to having the URL in my clipboard after it has ...
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How to paste primary selection into Vim?

I use the middle-click, or CTRL-SHIFT-V to paste indented selection into Vim: <a> <b> <c> </a> I have tried to :set nosmartindent :set nosmarttab It's used to ...
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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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Make emacs explicitly copy to/from the X11 selection and clipboard buffers?

In vim you can explicitly copy/paste to/from the X11 selection buffer and clipboard buffer by using "*y and "+y, respectively. My emacs is (apparently -- it's not intentional on my part) set up to ...
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Software for robotic-like job

What's the software that can help on my boring repetitive job? My daily job involve lots of data entry, copy paste, using internal system to search/input/add and look for data. AFAIK there's some ...
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Synchronized Clipboard?

Evernote, Dropbox, Xmarks and what not. Many know these but is there a software that can synchronize clipboard between devices? For what you might be asking? Here is for what: Sometimes I want URL ...
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Transfer image clipboard between host and VirtualBox guest?

Is there anyway to transfer clipboard content of image format, JPEG, bitmap or whatever, to or from the VirtualBox guest instances?
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Virtualbox clipboard sharing

I am using virtual box. I tried to enable clipboards bidirectional option, but when I copy anything from host file to guest, the paste option is not activated. I have installed Guest Additions. Any ...
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Copying a textfile from GNOME terminal to clipboard

How to copy an output on a GNOME terminal to clipboard from command line. I'd like to be able to paste text from my console textfiles smoothly to Firefox.
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How can I cause vim to copy text to GNU screen's clipboard buffer?

I want to yank text with a command to vim and have it end up in screen's clipboard where it can be pasted to a different application via ^A] later. vim needs to do the copying (not screen's copy mode) ...
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VIM copy doesn't work in Gnome Terminal (to system clipboard)

I prefer using VIM in a gnome terminal (On Fedora 19) instead of using GVIM. But I can't seem to copy to the system clipboard. I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure this out because other threads ...
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Is there a way to use C-C for copy and C-V for paste in emacs?

I know about cua-mode, but I'm specifically wanting to bind C-C and C-V (the uppercase versions) to be like the terminal in Gnome. Is there any way to do this? I tried this, but it gave me all kinds ...
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Where is the clipboard feature in Word 2013?

My question refers to the clipboard feature in word 2013. I am currently a college student and during a test, I had difficulty with my answers to the following questions. Actually, my problem lies ...
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Clipboard inconsistent between applications

I'm running OSX 10.10 and I have issues when trying to copy between applications. I find that I seem to have at least 2 clipboards. One for Adium Automator Calculator Calendar Contacts Cyberduck ...
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TeamViewer remote computer application setting local computer Clipboard text

I have a TeamViewer session open to a computer that runs an application that periodically sets the clipboard text programmatically. This application is somehow managing to set my clipboard text too. I ...
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Outlook VBA - how to copy the currently selected text into clipboard?

My question How can get the currently selected text in Microsoft Outlook 2007 in an open message window or in the currently selected message in the preview pane and copy it into the clipboard? ...
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How do I prevent microsoft-word from prepending a space when pasting from clipboard?

When I cut and past a single word in word 2003 using the clipboard a space is "helpfully" prepended. How/where do I tell word to stop doing that? I suppose there is a configuration option, but I can't ...
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How to output batch command to null

@echo off mode con:cols=40 lines=2 echo somestring|clip cls echo Wireless Password copied to clipboard. timeout 2 > NULL How do I make timeout not print any text?
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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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Is there any tool to go through the contents of clipboard?

I want to go through its contents of the clipboard, in hex mode if necessary, depending on the content. Is there any tool for this purpose?
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Simple way to load/save clipboard to tempfile w/hotkey

Is there any app for Windows that can literally save the current contents of the clipboard to a specific tempfile with predefined and unchanging filename without prompting when one key combo gets ...
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Save and restore multiple layers within a Photoshop action that flattens

I'm editing comic pages with layers - "background", "foreground", "lineart" and "over lineart". I have a Photoshop action that includes a Mode->Bitmap command, which requires the image to be ...
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Program to display CSV nicely from clipboard

I'm occationaly dealing with CSV files. I was wondering if there's a program that displays the CSV nicely in an Excel-like format (bonus for enabling sorting and searching) on the fly without saving ...
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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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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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How to cat <<'EOF' arbitrary text data from clipboard

I want to paste some text into a terminal and save it to a file without using an editor, but just 'cat'. But too long lines or tabs in text make it impossible to do so with a simple command like "cat ...
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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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Alienware computer running Windows 7 not maintaining formatting when copying HTML to clipboard

My wife's computer (Alienware Area 51 desktop running Windows 7) will not save the HTML formatting when she copies text from a web page. The text is fine, but links and formatting get stripped out. I ...
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How do you auto-type the contents of the clipboard from the host into a guest Virtual Box instance?

In the case where clipboard sharing is not possible, because there is just a console and no GUI.
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ctrl-c, ctrl-v not working on Windows 7

I'm trying to use my Windows 7 PC, and for some reason, Ctrl-C to copy and Ctrl-V to paste only work intermittently. I have a third-party clipboard viewer installed, so I can see when Ctrl-C doesn't ...
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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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Clipboard sync between Win/Mac/iPhone devices?

Is there a solution out there for syncing clipboard items between Win/OSX/iPhone devices? Pastebot and Syncopy come close, but both lack Windows support.
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How to send rich text to the clipboard from command line?

How can I send html to the clipboard as rich text from a script? My end goal is create a script so I can paste content from a source file into an email, but I want a general answer for pasting into ...
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Tmux copy the selection to /dev/clipboard wiithout key-mapping

Many answers related to this topic suggest to map Ctrl+y to a command that pipes tmux show-buffer to xclip. In the specific case of cygwin, the correct way to interract with the Windows clipboard is ...