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

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How can I change the default drag and drop action on a folder in Windows 7?

I have a special folder which I always drag and drop many files to. How can I change the default "Copy to" action to be "Move to"? This is what I mean: I know I can do it by pressing Ctrl or ...
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How to copy all files in the subfolder

I am using Windows 7 and I want to copy all PDF files inside a folder and inside all its subfolders in a new location. What is the command to do that?
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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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Command to paste over but copy selected text

I'm looking for a command that pastes over a selection but copies the selection to the clipboard after pasting. I'm working on OSX, would like an OS wide solution but an IntelliJ Idea solution would ...
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MS Word - copy / paste a table and keep view of comments/revision in pasted version

I have a table with comments and revisions showing in the right margin, I want to copy this table into the document in a later section. How can I paste it and have the comments and revisions show?
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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 paste text into input fields that block it?

On many webpages they are blocking copy/paste using JavaScript. Is there any way for making such inputs work as the should (e.g. enable copy/paste)? I’m using Google Chrome.
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PuTTY how to select text and copy text using keyboard ONLY

Is there any way of selecting a text with keyboard the way I do it normally using Shift+arrows.
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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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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 ...
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Excel freezes when copying / cutting to paste elsewhere

When cutting/copying some cells to paste them into another sheet/page, sometimes Excel freezes/locks up and fades out. At the top toolbar it says in brackets "not responding". Eventually, I must ...
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Copy paste a multiline command into command line

I'm writing a doc about installation of my soft and I have to write things like Please do the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-dev cython portaudio19-dev The ...
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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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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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Cell colors change when copy&paste in Excel 2010

We have a 3rd party tool that creates an Excel file (xls, 97/2003 format) and formats some cells in different colours. When I copy a range of cells into a newly created file (xlsx, 2007/2010 format) ...
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How to protect file from copying [duplicate]

I need to deliver some files in usb flash drive. Is it possible to prevent it from copying? As my customers are not technical people and files are not so expensive it will suffice even the worst ...
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How can I copy HTML content CSS-formatted as table onto a spreadsheet?

There is a page I need to copy onto a spreadsheet. The page displays a table, but the underlying content is not HTML <table>. It is just formatted by CSS to look like a table. How can ...
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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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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-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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Stop excel from converting copy-pasted number/text values to date

I'm copy-pasting some data from html table into excel. But excel automatically converts some text or number values to date! When I change the format, the number is perversed, the number is something ...
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Is it possible to copy & paste a pivot table in a spreadsheet?

I have a spreadsheet where I use some pivot tables to summarize and highlight some relevant data. Since I have to use multiple pivot tables, all with nearly the same data input but with slight ...
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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 can we copy text from Wikipedia without the citation parts “[1]”, “[2]”, “[3]”?

If we copy text from a Wikipedia page, this is roughly what we get: Sentence spacing is the horizontal space between sentences in typeset text. It is a matter of typographical convention.[1] ...
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Copy symlink inside directory structure

A part of our (huge) application can, as a fallback for test automation, be installed manually by developers on test computers. This means copying the contents of a folder to the target machine and ...
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How to copy and paste content from PostGIS psql console in Windows 7?

I just get started with POSTGIS and I am digging through Mannig's POSTGIS in Action. I am using Windows 7, POSTGIS 1.5 and Postgresql 9. Sadly, I am not able to copy and paste anything from my text ...
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Copying part of an image in GIMP

Using GIMP on Mac OS X (10.9.4), copying part of an image using the select tool ends up copying the whole image instead. I've selected the part of the image I want to copy with the Rectangle Select ...
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Excel copy-paste: always match destination formatting

I use Excel to crunch numbers, so I usually don't want to copy the formatting along with the text. But this is the default. Is there a way to default to always match destination formatting when ...
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Why is copy paste losing all formatting by default?

Lately whenever i copy paste something (in particular within Office) by default i lose all formatting. To copy the formatting have to retry copying the content several times before it works. So far i ...
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Pasting Hex Colors Into OpenOffice

I'm attempting to paste a very large table of data containing names of colors and their HTML (hex) equivalent into OpenOffice, but it continues to format my colors as weird data types. For example, ...
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How can I copy into the Mac clipboard from vim?

I can paste from vim in one terminal window to vim in another, but not to anything outside vim. I've read numerous posts on the subject, and nothing I've found has helped. Copy/pasting from MacVim ...
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How can I copy new data with additional rows, while including formulas?

As an example I have data in the range A1:D55, and in Column E I have a formula using VLOOKUP in reference to column A. I pull the data again for A1:D55 and the values change (titles remain the same) ...
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Vim boilerplate (automatic, file specific) [duplicate]

There is a bit of code that I want to include in a variety of files done with vim, and I don't feel like copy-pasting every time. The example that I want to accomplish the most is vim newfile.tex ...
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Select and copy any text? [duplicate]

Many GUI elements (windows, dialogs...) have text that does not support selecting and copying to the clipboard. (Windows error dialogs are a special case: ctrl-c will copy all their text to clipboard, ...
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How to copy files and folders in clipboard to all connected removable drives? [duplicate]

I am a teacher. Usually, at the end of my classes, I want to share some files and folders in my computer (Windows 8) with my students. I have bought a USB hub that supports 4 parallel usb drives. ...
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Effects of Drag & Drop and Copy-Paste on FAT32 file table

I have a digital music changer that simulates a cd changer for my car radio. It can read mp3 files from an SD card, however the order of playback is determined "by time the file was copied to the SD ...
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Creating a command to clear clipboard in Excel 2010

I would like to make a command that will clear (reset) Clipboard while I am using Excel 2010. I would prefer this as a button in Excel, but it can be a shortcut on the desktop as well. Is there any ...
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Pasting mm:ss into excel - gets mistakenly formatted as hh:mm [duplicate]

If I paste a dataset including times in mm:ss format into excel, how can I prevent it from interpreting them as hh:mm? Changing the number format before or after pasting doesn't help, Excel still ...
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Copy and paste without tracked changes in MS Office 2013

I'm copying and pasting from a document with tracked changes to a text-only document. Previously when copying and pasting from such, text that was strike-through (ie, changed) was not copied and did ...
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Paste a range into a filtered table

We have the following excel sheet: The cells A2 to A10 are filtered: option 3 and option 4 are filtered out. Now we want to paste the numbers in A12:A16 next to the visible cells (so in B2:B10). ...
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Putty copy/paste not working in Red Hat outside Putty window

When using Windows, every time I use putty to access a Linux/Unix box, selecting something on the screen or CTRL+INS, it will copy what is selected and outside the Putty window, if I CTRL+V it paste ...
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Windows 8.1, moving files between drives with overwrite

I have 2 file backup drives that are not in sync. In order to make sure that I have a complete copy, I would like to move all the files from drive 1 to drive 2 and overwrite them. That way, drive 2 ...
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How to copy table data from PDF to excel

When I copy data in a table like this from a PDF, it gets translated into plain text without any delimiting characters to distinguish which column the data is in. It would be helpful if I could ...
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How to copy & paste from a cell in Libre Office Calc

I have an Excel format spreadsheet that was sent to me by a colleague. It's a list of test usernames for an app we're building. When I try to copy one of the usernames or passwords from the cell in ...
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File copy and paste over RDP stopped working

I use Remote Desktop from a Window 8.1 Pro 64 bit PC to a remote Windows XP Pro SP3. Recently I noticed copy&paste of files does not work in either direction. Copy&paste if text and images ...
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Copying PNG with transparency from browser shows a black background instead

When I copy a PNG image with transparency to the clipboard and subsequently paste it into Photoshop, Paint, etc. - the transparency turns to black. Is there any workaround for this? Is this a ...
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Why does pasting into an unprotected cell in Excel protect it?

While researching the answer to this question, I stumbled across a rather odd behavior in Excel related to unprotected cells in protected worksheets. To see what I mean, create a new workbook, ...
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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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Copy multiple words individually

I want to be able to copy and paste multiple words at the same time. I tried ctrl+c then when trying to add additional highlighted words, shift+ctrl+C, as in some multiple selection interfaces, but ...
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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: ...