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

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How to copy text from Console2?

I just started using Console2 as an alternative to cmd.exe I can't figure out how to copy text from the console to the clipboard -- dragging over it with the mouse won't mark anything, and there is ...
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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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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 can I copy nytimes.com slideshow images to the clipboard?

Slideshows on the New York Times website seem to have used some trickery to* cause a right-click in Firefox (and IE/Chrome) then "view image" or "copy image" to return a 1 x 1 pixel. The images also ...
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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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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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Copy UNC network path (not drive letter) for paths on mapped drives from Windows Explorer

I frequently want to share Windows network paths to files with other folks on my team via email or chat. We have a lot of mapped drives here, both ones we set up ourselves and ones set up by our IT ...
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How to copy multi-line text from Excel without quotes?

When you create a multi-line string in an excel cell (by using Alt-Enter), if you copy that cell to a text editor, excel will automatically add double quotes (") around the full string, ie: Cell1 | ...
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Can't copy and paste in Remote Desktop Connection session

Is it possible to copy and paste inside a Remote Desktop Connection session?
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How do I select all text from a file with nano?

I open a file in Ubuntu nano editor from the comand line and I want to copy all the contents of the file so I can paste it in an another application outside the shell. So far I can only copy using ...
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Copy and paste in Windows PowerShell

How do I effectively copy and paste input and output in the Windows PowerShell?
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How can I keep the code formated as original source when I paste them to vim?

When I copy some code from webpages and paste it to VIM,I find it becomes a mess style like a ladder as follows xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx Since it messed so regularly so I ...
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What is the quickest and best way to copy a 500 gig drive?

I have an external drive and it's not working well. I want to move all the stuff to a new external drive before it's too late. copy and paste will not work as it keep coming "Path too long" and kills ...
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Can't copy text from a pdf file

I am using foxit PDF reader to view my text book. I would like to copy the text from the pdf file into a word document but it won't let me. I can select the text fine but the option to copy text is ...
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Ubuntu Server VM: copy paste?

I've installed Ubuntu Server under Virtualbox just to get a nice little shell. I've also installed the VirtualBox "Guest Additions" and set "Shared Clipboard: Bidirectional". I still can't seem to ...
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How do I replace-paste yanked text in vim without yanking the deleted lines?

So I usually find myself copying text from one point to another while overwriting old text where the new is pasted: blah1 newtext blah2 wrong1 blah3 wrong2 blah4 Suppose I visual-mark newtext and ...
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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 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 I copy on select in the OS X Terminal like PuTTY does?

That PuTTY option to select and then right-click to paste is the best invention after the mouse. Is there any way to make Terminal in OS X do this? Hack the source code? Install something? Is the ...
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Copy and paste plain text only in OSX?

My problem: I copy something from a webpage or Illustrator, then paste it into an email or another Illustrator document and the styles are carried over from the original doc when I just want the text ...
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Vim copy-paste across terminals

The usual vim yank and paste works only in the same window (but does work across files and close/save commands). Is it possible to make it work across terminals (yank from window in one terminal and ...
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Copy comma delimited values into two excel cells

I have comma delimited values that look like : 17 ab 2880662,2880663 15 ab 2877244,2877247 21 ab 2874201 21 ab 2873876 When I copy this to Excel it should split the comma-delimited values ...
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How to copy files that have too long of a filepath in Windows?

I need to make backups of some files on a network share. However, I need to copy those files to my local drive before burning the disks because those files might be in use. Some of the files won't ...
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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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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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In Notepad++, can I copy multiple rows into the leading or trailing space of another file?

Say I have the following 2 files open in Notepad++ Is it possible to copy the text on the right and paste it into the left, so that I will end up with A copy B this C text D over ...
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Is there any easy way to copy from a VirtualBox Guest to the Host?

I have Windows 7 and use VirtualBox. I have installed Ubuntu Server as a Guest. Is there any easy way where I can copy text in the Ubuntu Server terminal to my Windows 7 host? And also doing the same ...
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Configure VIM for copy and paste keyboard shortcuts from system buffer in Ubuntu?

How do I configure VIM for using Ctrl-c to copy and Ctrl-v to paste from system buffer in Ubuntu?
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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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Copying just text, not formulas, in OpenOffice Calc

How do I copy and paste the text (not the formulas) from one Calc sheet to another in OpenOffice?
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gnu screen - Copying text between windows

Is it possible to paste text copied in a paste buffer to a different window with some keybinding, without having to leave the current window? I.e., instead of going to the window and doing a Ctr-a + ...
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Can't copy paste on the first try

When I try to copy and paste something from firefox to say notepad or word, it doesn't work on the first try. That is I go to firefox, select text, right click, select copy, then switch to notepad, ...
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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 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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Ubuntu: Copy terminal mouse selection automatically to clipboard for other apps?

I can use keyboard shortcuts and selecting text with the left mouse button allows me to insert the selection within gnome-terminal with the middle mouse button. However, mouse selection with left ...
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copy and paste tabs between terminal windows in X11

When I copy and paste text using the X11 mouse selection between two terminal windows, tabs are often, but not always, converted to spaces. This appears to depend on the involved terminal ...
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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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How to select (& copy) only a part of a linked text? [duplicate]

Let’s take this link as an example: The artist John Doe shows us his cat! I want to copy the text "John Doe" only. Is it possible somehow? The problem is that I can't place my cursor in the ...
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Why can't I paste into xterm (XQuartz)?

I'm on a Mac (OS 10.8.2) and I'd like to start using xterm as my default terminal, rather than Terminal.app. Unfortunately, I can't paste text into an xterm window, and this is something that I ...
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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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how to remove smart quotes in copy/paste?

I'm copying text from either Google Chrome or PDFs, and pasting into Emacs. The original text has smart quotes. I don't want smart quotes in the output. Is there a way, either on the Copying side ...
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Paste textbox from Powerpoint to Word as an editable control

I have a Powerpoint 2007 file that contains a number of textboxes and shapes with text on them. I can edit, resize, change the text, etc. in these boxes in Powerpoint. However, if I select an item, ...
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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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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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How do I copy hyperlinks in non-encoded format in Firefox?

When I copy the following URL from FireFox https://example.com/away.php?to=http://example.com/page/42 and then paste, I get a link like: ...
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How can I copy text with syntax-highlighting from Notepad++? [duplicate]

I have an XML snippet in Notepad++ that I would like to share with a co-worker via email. In Notepad++ the syntax highlighting nicely shows off the elements and attributes. Here is a sample picture: ...
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How can I copy text in one screen window running vim and paste it to another without traditional copy and paste?

I'd like to essentially yank text y'k and mk or yy in one instance of vim in one screen tab and paste it into another instance of vim in a different screen tab without having to select the text with ...
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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, I get "[Text I copied] FOR MORE, GO READ AT ...
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How can I paste space-formatted tables in Lync without losing the formatting?

Multiple spaces are replaced by a single space character. Too bad when doing things as such: |#|Name | |-+---------| |1|John Paul| |2|John | |3|Robert | |4|Jimmy | Edit: This kind of ...
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Copy value in Open Office Calc

I have a handful of cells in several spreadsheets that contain =AVERAGE(<some range>) and when I try to copy them into another spreadsheet I just copy the function and get #REF!. Is there any ...