Adding an item to the clipboard to then place at a different position either in a document or location

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Copy-on-select, paste-on-middle-click on Mac OS X?

Is there a way to give OS X the usual X-windows behavior where selecting text in any application automatically copies it to the clipboard, and the middle mouse button automatically pastes it? +C, +V ...
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How to customize Paste Value Excel Short Cut

I was reading in this other post how to set up VBA code to paste values in Excel. I understand how to create the VBA code. I would like to set the keyboard shortcut to Ctrl d but Excel pops up an ...
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Why can't I paste into youtube comments on firefox

I don't know when this happened, but today I noticed that I cannot paste text into youtube comments on firefox 40.0.3. It still works just fine on Chrome. I tried to use an addon to copy plain text ...
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How do you copy raw Microsoft Word fields codes to another text document?

Is it possible to copy text from a Word document containing field codes, so that when asted into another application, the FIELD CODES REMAIN AS RAW TEXT. i.e. something like This is about whales { ...
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How can I copy text from a web page where it been has disabled?

I use FF27 with noscript, but solutions for Chrome are also welcome. I use online chat for customer support when available, and I'd like to keep the chat transcript in case of a dispute with the ...
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Is it possible to remove ligatures from copied text?

I have a few PDFs that contain ligatures in the text (e.g., ff is combined into a single character, ff). Is there an easy way to remove them when copying the text from the PDF? (i.e., when I paste, ...
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Asked whether or not to replace files when copying to an empty destination?

This has happened to me so many times and in each one of them I had no idea why on earth this would happen. When I copy / move / extract files to an empty folder, the process pauses on some file, ...
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File cut-and-paste over RDP works as copy-and-paste

When I cut a file on the remote machine and paste it to the local machine, the file is copied OK, but the remote file is not deleted. Is this behavior by design, or am I missing something?
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How can I stop Excel (2007) from copying hidden cells?

Let's say I have some rows or columns that are hidden, and drag a selection across where those hidden values would normally be. Is there a way to prevent Microsoft Excel from copying those hidden ...
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How to copy files pointed to (not the shortcut files themselves)

I have a folder containing shortcuts that point to files that are located in various directories and drives. I would like to copy the files pointed to (NOT the shortcut files themselves) to a single ...
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How to copy range from an unactive workbook

I'm simply trying to copy and paste between workbooks in VBA without first activating each workbook that I want to perform actions on. My code stores the active workbook and sheet in variables before ...
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Script(?) to copy website text and automatically email it daily

Is there a way to automatically copy text from a website and email it to me daily? The scenario is this: my son’s teachers post his daily homework on a website. Each class has its own page. Rather ...
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Why does Ctrl + V not paste in Bash (Linux shell)?

When I copy something to the clipboard and press Ctrl + V in Bash, nothing happens; However, right clicking and selecting Paste does the job. Why? Is there any reasonable issue (I'm sure there is) ...
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How does copying and pasting realise and reveal a webpage's formatting?

Preface: This question is motivated by the last paragraph by a Francophone at French SE. Also, I use 'realise' to mean 'actuate' or 'actualise' or 'effectuate'. In the aforesaid post, I publicised ...
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What is the difference between “Send To” and “Copy or Cut and Paste” method in windows operating System?

I have googled and found few Answers. But till i'm not clear about Send To and Copy Paste operation During copy and paste, when u copy something that will get stored in the clipboard and u can ...
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Is there a way we can dictate the computer to copy a file from a specific sector to the next specific sector?

Is there a way or software in which we can dictate the computer to copy a file from a specific sector to the next specific sector? For example, we have a corrupt 1GB file and we know that the first ...
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Access “Paste Options” without disabling “Quick Analysis”

At my work, we just upgraded from Office 2010 to Office 2013, and Excel has a new feature called "Quick Analysis". The feature looks pretty cool, and while I'm looking forward to playing with it ...
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Copy text and border from Word to MS Paint

I have a Word document with a border. When I copy and paste the whole document into MS Paint only the text is copied. The border is not copied. I have tried this with Office 2007, 2010 and 2013. How ...
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In Excel 2013, Import Text Wizard, is there a way to have multiple “Other” values?

I am using Paste/Import Text Wizard to get some output from another program into a spreadsheet. There are several standard choices for delimiters such as space, comma, semicolon and tab. There is ...
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How to copy Skype text without timestamp?

Skype is so annoying to me when I try to copy text from my chat; i.e. it alsway include the timestamp when pasted. How to copy only the plain text?
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How to copy select cells in column from Excel speadsheet

When I select specific cells within a column, Excel ends up copying the entire range of cells instead of just the ones I selected. I am using CTRL + LEFT MOUSE ClICK to select the cells. How do I copy ...
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Is it possible to copy text by mouse selection in Chrome OS?

On Linux there are two buffers: primary and selection - and there are apps that can synchronize them. Is this possible on Chrome OS? Is there a selection buffer? How to copy and paste using it? Can ...
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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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Quick way to indent copy-paste buffer?

A lot of times I want to copy some error message and paste it into some web form indented by 2 or 4 spaces. Is there a quick way to modify the contents of my copy-paste buffer to add an N-space ...
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How do I prevent Microsoft Word from pasting a picture as a bullet?

I'm trying to make a printable list of keyboard shortcuts using images to take the place of the Win key, Ctrl key, etc. The problem is, every time I paste one of these images at the start of a line, ...
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How to preserve formatting while copy-pasting from Eclipse IDE to PowerPoint 2010

Is there a way I could copy the source code from Eclipse IDE and paste it on PowerPoint preserving the formatting? When I try to do it I get zero indentation when pasting it to PowerPoint 2010. The ...
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When moving multiple files in windows, when does it change the reference and when does it actually move the files?

I've noticed this inconsistent behavior: Sometimes when moving multiple files, it would execute immediately, and other times, it would take some time and display a progress bar. How can you know in ...
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Search and replace “overwrite” bulk pdf files back to a directory tree in Windows

I have hundreds of PDF files I used an application to apply watermark to, however, the application only succeeded to apply watermarks by applying a copy of each pdf file off the directory tree and ...
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Very slow copy-paste in Excel and word 2007 on Vista

I'm using Office 2007 on Windows Vista and occasionally, when copying from Word to Excel, or text from a website to Word, I will get the hour glass for 10 + seconds and sometimes for about a minute. ...
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Is there any way to copy null bytes (ASCII 0x00) to the clipboard on Windows?

Null bytes (ASCII 0x00) don't appear to be copyable (Ctrl+C-able) on Windows. For a demonstration of this, open up your browser's dev console and do console.log('a\x00b'). If you try and copy-paste ...
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Copy/Paste Several Excel Columns

Suppose I have an Excel file with columns A,B,C,D, and E. I need to copy and paste columns A,B, and E into a text editor. However whenever I paste the data, I end up getting columns C and D. I ...
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I have over written my Ctrl+V function with a macro - how do I restore the original back again

I have over written my Ctrl+V function with a macro - how do I restore the original back again. I have lost the paste function of this shortcut key by over writing it with a macro.
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where does copied file location of rdp resides in windows

In general while we copy in local windows the files resides at clipboard and it would be used from clipboard. Recently while working on rdp the normal copy paste works with ease which puzzled me ...
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Outlook 2007 cannot copy paste (workaround/solution here)

It seems this is quite a common problem that you cannot copypaste properly in Outlook 2007, and whenever I've checked for solutions, I haven't found any. Common scenarios where you run into this ...
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Pasting to Excel from Word - stop a Word new line being converted into a new cell [duplicate]

So I have a table in MS Word which has two columns. In the second column the text is spread on multiple lines, ie I have pressed 'Enter' to achieve this. When I paste into Excel, it converts these ...
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VMWare copy/paste not working, running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

I can't get copy/paste to work in VMWare between my guest and host boxes. My host is Ubuntu 14.04 and VMWare is running Windows 8.1. I'm using VMWare Player version 7.1.2 build-2780323. I've already ...
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Word to GIMP pasted image too small

I paste an image from Microsoft Word 2010 into GIMP 2.6.10 using Edit → Paste as → New Image, but the pasted image is less than half-size (1280×800 down to 553×347). Pasting into an ...
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Copy rectangle selection in firefox

How do I select a rectangular area of text in firefox? My goal is to copy some columns from a html table. I would like to select only the b and c columns (b1,c1,b2,c2 values) for this table: ...
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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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Notepad++ highlight to copy feature?

Does anyone know if Notepad++ has a unix like copy feature where it automatically copies anything highlighted to your clipboard?
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Copying part of an image with GIMP (Mac) places the png logo on the clipboard instead?

Whenever I open a .png in GIMP and try to copy the current selection to the clipboard the png file icon image is inserted in the clipboard instead. Pasting does not seem to be a problem however. ...
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Copy & paste a cell along with its name in Excel

Is there a way to copy a cell that also has a "name", and paste it somewhere else so that the new cell also has the same "name"?
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Copy paste(clipboard) works differently in ssh and local system

I am using my local system to copy some text using ctrl + c In ssh i use this command to paste shift + insert The above works fine Now i using this command to copy from ssh ctrl + insert ...
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Sending keystrokes to an application with a file as the source

I've had numerous times that I've needed to transfer a batch file or other text to a remote computer (not on the same network) that doesn't support copy/paste or have a "chat"/file transfer feature ...
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1answer
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Is there a way I can be notified when Windows Explorer is done copying / moving a file?

Obviously, this is a very common operation, but I'm annoyed that Windows will not tell me when it is done. I either need to see if the copy / move progress bar still exists, or (worse) look to see if ...
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How to copy drawing from LibreOffice Draw to MS Word?

What is the best way to copy a drawing (complete document) from LibreOffice Draw into an MS Word document (using MS Word) on Windows? A "naive" copy&paste form Draw to Word gives next to useless ...
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Linux: Copy/paste in TTY

I am looking for a way to copy and paste within a TTY. I only have a touchpad, and using it with gpm is a pain. The only possibility I can think of is to use "screen" but even after having remapped ...
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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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Paste link into Table disallowed?

I am trying to use the Copy / Paste Link (ALT+ESL), but it does not appear to be an option when pasting into a Table. Is this a known limitation of Excel (using 2013)? If so, is there a better work ...
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Special-Pasting a hyperlink in Excel

Is there a way to use the Paste Special command to paste a hyperlink from one cell in Excel 2010 to another cell? I am asking specifically about the Paste Special command, not the Paste Link or ...