"Cut and paste" are two operations that specify the locations objects (files, text, image data, etc.) are to be moved from and placed into. The term derives from literal cutting and pasting (gluing) pieces of paper.

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How to move folder and its contents to the parent folder?

Is there a quick GUI way (without command line) to move a folder and all of its contents to the parent folder? eg: folder 1 folder 2 folder 3 file 1 file 2 Can I move folder ...
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Is there a way to fix multi-line indenting in Sublime Text 3 so that it adds the indenting characters for the first line inside the selection?

When I select several lines in Sublime Text 3 and indent them as a block (using either Tab or Ctrl + ]), it adds the new whitespace characters at the beginning of the first line outside the selection ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for menu with a dynamic name, such as “Move x Items Here”?

In Finder, the menu item to move files has a dynamic text. If one item has been copied, it says "Move Item Here", but for multiple files it says something like "Move <x> Items Here". In the ...
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Excel 2013: “The picture is too large and will be truncated.”

This error message started popping up in Excel as soon as I hit cut or copy. I don't know when it started or why and it happens every time. Running Windows 7, with Office 2013 Pro.
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How do I use multiple copy & paste of non-contiguous text?

I often need to select multiple lines of text and save them as a note in Firefox using some of the note taking add ons, such as Scrapbook, Evernote or Memonic. The problem is that it doesn't work with ...
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Copy data from a scrolling list (Windows)

Is there a way to capture data from a scroll list in Windows, so that you can paste it into a text file? I know there are screen capture programs that can capture a scrollable application, but I ...
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How can I get Libre Office to stop storing my changes?

Apparently Libre Office is keeping old copies of my document in memory, because after systematically cutting a page at a time from a document (and pasting it into another one), the source document ...
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Preserve conditional formatting on cut-paste

I have some data from different sources that I'm trying to line up to get a good handle on which fields they have in common and which they don't. To make it easier to see rows, I set up a conditional ...
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How to cut/paste file path in Mac os file open dialog?

Pressing CMD-SHIFT-G opens a "Go to the folder" dialog. But it is not possible to paste the path into the text area. I have verified the path is in the clipboard - it pastes properly in other apps. ...
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The clipboard in windows 7 is slow

I have a couple machines with windows 7 installed. After copying some text into the clipboard the system delays for around ten seconds before it lets you paste it. In other apps if I try to copy some ...
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How do I get Copy & Paste to work like Cut & Paste with formulas in Excel 2007?

Excel 2007 when I Cut & Paste =K62 to a new worksheet and I get =Scenario!K62. When I copy and Paste it I get =REF!. How can I get Copy & Paste to work the same way as Cut & Paste does?
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Cygwin copy to Clipboard when contacted to a server

When I want to copy some text/files to clipboard using Cygwin I use echo filename | clip Which works great. When I want to do the same thing after contacting to a (SSH) server, I get an error ...
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Cut/paste into emacs not working quite right.

In Emacs, when I have text selected and use the keyboard or left-mouse-button Emacs de-selects my text, and I suspect that is when it copies it into the paste buffer. This prevents me from pasting ...
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Cutting and Pasting in Excel Macro

I have approximately 9,000 columns (goes to column MGN) which have 14 rows of data points. I need to get the data in a single column with the format Column B below A, C below B, etc. Is there any ...
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Do .frm files represent the entirety of a MySQL database?

So let's say I copy /var/lib/mysql and save it somewhere else, then uninstall/reinstall MySQL and put the original /var/lib/mysql back where it was. Will I have all of my databases without any ...
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Is cutting quicker than pasting onto a USB pen drive?

I'm about to move audio files off my laptop before reformatting so that I can move them back again once its complete. A friend of mine believes that cutting/pasting will be quicker than ...
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Libreoffice Calc: Copy&Paste like in a text document

In a text document, when you paste something from the clipboard, the new text is inserted into the document. In a table document, when you paste, the existing cells are overwritten. How can I get ...
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Shortcut in Word or Excel for Special Paste?

If I want to paste without any formatting, I have to go to the "Paste" button on the ribbon and click "Paste Special" and then "unformatted text". Is there a shortcut like Ctrl+V that'll ...
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Adobe Flash CS3 cut and paste movieclip within library

I have a scene named 1.fla. It contains a MovieClip named "MyClip". I want to cut and paste it into another scene named 2.fla. If I use standard operation Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V, it copies MyClip, but in ...
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Cancelled cut and paste in windows 7

I cut and paste an 80Gb worth of files and folders. At about 80% I cancelled it. Are some of the files deleted and gone forever? Does the files that were successfully transferred gets deleted? If yes, ...
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IE9 Beta and RC - Cannot select and then cut and paste text from a website

This has been driving me nuts. I was using the IE9 beta on Vista 64 bit and for the life of me I could not select text from a website to copy and paste. Instead if the "I" I would get the grabby ...
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how check all of my file copy correctly by batch file?

I have a batch file that copy all the files from src place to dest place. I used xcopy command. Now I want to make sure all of my file copy correctly and delete all the files in src folder, do you ...
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XP RDP to Windows 7 Can't Paste

I'm on Windows XP. I'm RDPing to a Windows 7 machine. I can cut and copy (ctrl-X or edit menu or right-click menu in various applications), but pasting just pastes nothing. (Regardless of if I paste ...
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Recommendations for utility to paste plain text? [closed]

In order to paste unformatted text, I need to paste into notepad, then cut, then paste in my original target app. I came here looking for a way to avoid this and found How do I cut-and-paste an ...
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GNU Screen: Better way to cut and paste?

I've been using GNU Screen for close to 3 years and find it immensely useful. For such a robust and flexible program I find its cut and paste functionality a little basic. Has anyone found a better ...
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Is there any way to do an emacs-like yank in vim?

In emacs, yanking works something like this: if you delete something, it can be yanked back into another position. In other words, emacs's yank is sort of like cut and paste. On the other hand, it ...
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cannot paste words with pictures in ms word 2010

Is there any option that will correct this? I'm pasting my assignment with some pictures in it in ms word 2010 from a webpage but it doesn't seem to be showing the picture that is copied along with ...
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Unable to “cut” blocks of text from Microsoft Word sometimes

Sometimes doing a cut operation does not have any effect both visually and at the clipboard level. The block of text just stays there. If there are multiple lines, it is usually one line that refuses ...
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Copying a region of Calc cells into a Writer document as a table

I need to take a region of spreadsheet cells and paste them into a Writer document as a table. How do I do this?
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Cut and paste does not work

As above, suddenly I cannot cut/copy-paste anymore in my windows XP host. I work on a VDI and I get the error message "Cannot empty the clipboard" on trying to cut/copy and paste. What could be the ...
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Explorer forgetting how to cut and paste files

My Windows XP (SP3) machine (at work) occasionally "forgets" how to cut-and-paste files in Explorer - if I cut or copy a file then go to paste it elsewhere, the "paste" and "paste shortcut" menu items ...