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How to enable 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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Is it possible to paste CSV formatted data into Excel 2007?

I want to copy and paste CSV formatted text into Excel 2007. Is there a way of doing this without saving it to a temporary file first? I'm sure in previous versions of Excel there was a way to ...
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How do I paste the Windows clipboard into my PuTTY session, using only the keyboard?

I would like to paste text the Windows clipboard into my PuTTY session using only the keyboard. I am running PuTTY 0.60 on Windows XP. Usage example: I just selected a bunch of nice text inside of my ...
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How can I load a file's contents into the clipboard?

I have a files where I need to copy their contents to another file or into an application and rather than open it up, select all the text then copy and paste I'd like to know if I can effectively cat ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How secure is the Windows clipboard?

I've been using the Windows clipboard as a method of getting passwords from Lastpass into desktop applications. I've been wondering exactly how secure is this? Can't any program access the clipboard ...
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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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Clipboard operations (copy/paste) often stop working on VMWare Workstation

I have a dual-screen set-up with a Windows host and a Linux virtual machine. Windows Host: Windows 7 x64, VMware Workstation (8.0.5, most recent) Linux VM: CentOS 6.4 x64 (most recent) + VMware Tools ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Copy to system clipboard instead of vim buffer

I would like to set Y and P to copy and paste directly to the system clipboard instead of vim buffer. I don't want any additional commands. Just the normal ones, but they should copy to and paste ...
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Large image to clipboard freezes computer

So I was messing around with some height map images and found this one: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/Srtm_ramp2.world.21600x10800.jpg This image is 21600x10800 when I right ...
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Sharing the Mac OS X clipboard with the internal X server

I'd like to be able to copy and paste between native (Cocoa?) MacOS X apps and those running under Mac's internal X server. Currently I can copy and paste independently. If I select text in an xterm ...
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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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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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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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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 to install vim with clipboard support on Fedora?

I'm using Fedora Linux and don't have the ability to copy text from vim into the system clipboard (which I should be able to do by using the + or * register, though I'm not sure which). If I type this ...
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Always use :set paste, Is it a good idea?

In a terminal vim, pasting clipboard data often messes up the code indent. I just knew if I uses :set paste the indent is not broken. Though, after pasting data, should I do :set nopaste again? What ...
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Copy terminal output to Mac clipboard?

I need to directly copy the terminal stdout to the clipboard on Mac. How would I do this? Example: echo sometext | copy_to_clipboard or echo sometext > /private/clipboard.txt
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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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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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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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VirtualBox bidirectional clipboard sharing stops working after some time on a Linux guest OS

Clipboard sharing starts working fine, but it stops working after some time (until I reboot the machine). From what I understand sometimes the guest additions stop working. I read that I should see ...
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%paste magic function on ipython3

I'm using ipython3, installed on Ubuntu with apt-get. I can't use the paste magic function, it complains about missing Tkinter. But I do have Tkinter and the same thing works fine on ipython (2). ...
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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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How to Send the Contents of a Text File to the Clipboard from the Command Line in OS X?

I would like to send the contents of a text file to the OS X clipboard. Does Mac OS X have a built in way to do this, or will I have write a script to do this myself? Or in other words, how do I ...
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How to copy Windows Explorer file selections and paste filenames as text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copy filename to clipboard Windows 7: How can I select multiple files in Windows Explorer and get a string of text, listing the file names like I would get if ...
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How can I copy binary data in Windows (preferably with Notepad++)?

I want to duplicate some binary data (not in code, but by hand). The normal Ctrl+C doesn't work in my editor (Notepad++), it copies data only up to the first NUL char. Is there any workaround?
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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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Clipboard Manager for Mac [closed]

Following this question I use ditto on Windows for clipboard management, however I've got a mac-mini for iphone dev and I am missing the clipboard manager. Anyone got any good suggestions for a ...
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How to paste from multiple clipboards vim without leaving insert mode?

Suppose you are typing in vim and there are 5 common expressions that you need to insert into the text over and over. Is there a way you can tell vim to paste from multiple clipboards without ...
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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 do I share my Ditto clipboard with multiple machines on my network?

I'm using Ditto Clipboard Manager and wish to share the clipboard on multiple machines on my home network. I've heard that you can do this but haven't found any help on it.
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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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How to copy image, get path back when pasting in file input?

I sometimes get ad-hoc bug reports from customers, which I need to transfer to our online bug tracker. Works fine for text, but pictures are tedious. I'm looking for a solution to copy-paste images ...
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How can I share my clipboard between two Macs?

Is there an easy way I could send clipboard data from one Mac on the LAN to another?
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Where to find clipboard history Ubuntu 14.04

I have deleted something but I had copied before. Ctrl+v shows only the last copied text. I tried to install diodon and cliplt. As I understand they start to archive some history of the clipboard. But ...
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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 copy picture from a file to clipboard

How do I copy a picture from a file to the clipboard? I can just select the file and press ctrl-c. But that wouldn't copy it to clipboard. It'll just be marking it if I want to copy the file ...
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Clipboard content automatically erased

My clipboard gets automatically erased from time to time. For example: I copy some text using Ctrl+C, and then paste it somewhere. And when I try to paste it again, nothing happens. I need to ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Firefox to paste the Unix “primary selection” clipboard, not the Firefox one?

I run Linux, and am used to selecting text with the mouse to copy and pressing Shift+Insert to paste. (This uses an alternate clipboard known as the "Primary Selection".) This seems to work in every ...
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Clipboard replacements (Ditto, ClipX) stopped working in Windows 7

Over the past few days, I've noticed that the clipboard replacement application I use (Ditto) isn't working any more. Specifically, it isn't copying items to its list. It still shows the history of ...
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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 ...