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Questions tagged [clipboard]

The clipboard is a temporary storage area found on many computing devices

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Is there a way to hold multiple values in clipboard and be able to paste any one of them with a simple shortcut [on hold]

Is there a way to copy X, Y, Z values to clipboard and be able to paste either one of them with one shortcut on Windows? We all use CTRL+C for copying one value to clipboard and CTRL+V to paste it ...
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IBus overwrites my clipboard

I use IBus and Mozc for Japanese input. When I'm typing in Japanese, unconverted text is "highlighted" and written to the X11 clipboard. This is unhelpful, is there a way I can turn it off?
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New “snip & sketch” feature in Windows 10 October Update is too slow (how to reduce the delay)?

If anyone has just received the new Windows 10 October Update, you'll see a new feature has been implemented: Win key + Shift + S now opens the 'snip and sketch' tool for selecting regions of the ...
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How to view and manage clipboard contents in Windows 10?

Is there functionality integrated into Windows 10 that would allow users to display the contents of their clipboards? I would like to view and manage current as well as previous content. It would also ...
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AutoHotKey: How do i get the 'Date Modified' of my current working directory into the clipboard?

I have a script that logs basic folder name and file count from media directories on our server into a spreadsheet. However, I also need to add a line of code that retrieves the 'Date Modified' of the ...
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Set arbitrary text to windows clipboard

I'm using clip to set text on the clipboard. To do that, I use echo. echo Works|clip The problem is when the text contains special characters, eg. | ". echo (TRUE|FALSE)|clip echo " is a Quote Mark|...
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How to determine what the type of content in clipboard is in macOS?

I am working on an Keyboard Maestro macro to save the clipboard content to hard drive and then pass the file to Yoink : Since there will be lots of kinds of content put into clipboard, e.g. PNG, JPG, ...
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How do you access clipboard history in MacOS

I am using MacOS Yosemite (10.10.5). All the questions I find about clipboard history in StackExchange suggest that you have to install a third party app to acquire this feature. But when I use the ...
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CTRL+C on a file/folder, how to get the filename in a batch? (read clipboard filenames from batch)

When you do Copy (CTRL+C) on a file or folder, then in some programs, but not all (example: it works in the Windows Explorer address bar, also with Everything indexing software), when doing Paste (...
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Sometimes pasting into gmail, it pastes text not an image from my clipboard

Gmail on browser lets you directly paste clipboard images these days - but I have had this bug a couple of times now on Mac where I take a screen grab but trying to paste, it pastes the text I copied ...
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Loss of “From Clipboard…” option from “Change Picture” command in MS Word 2016

I just got a new computer from my employer with Microsoft Word Pro Plus 2016 installed. I noticed that the "Change Picture..." options have changed since my previous version of Word. The change: ...
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Debugging clipboard copy not working on linux

I'm running Fedora 27 with KDE 5, often use google-chrome, slack, qt creator and occasionally VirtualBox. I've been running into some odd cases where my clipboards simply stop working. Often it seems ...
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autohotkeys - pastes from clipboard instead of intended hotkey phrase

When I type in a hotkey command (ex. .shave) instead of filling in the intended Autohotkey phrase, it just pasts whatever I copied previously, i.e. what is on my clipboard. I'm using Autohotkeys in ...
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How to send Ctrl-Ins, Shift-Ins, Shift-Del, Shift-Home, Shift-End to server using PuTTY/KiTTY

The question is raised because I cannot make sense out of combination of KiTTY + Midnight Commander's mcedit with non-persistent selection blocks. I don't want to use persistent blocks and other keys ...
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what's the correct command use vim copy to clipboard as the clipboard supported version has installed?

I'm using Manjaro, and open clipboard: ➜ ~ vim --version | grep "clipboard" +clipboard +jumplist +persistent_undo +vertsplit +emacs_tags +mouse_dec -sun_workshop +...
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Silenceing Excel 2013 Error “We couldn't free up space on the Clipboard. Another program might be using it right now”

I understand that the above error appears when there is a program installed which is incompatible with excel. I don't want to "fix" the underlying issue which is causing the error to popup, because ...
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Clipboard in VirtualBox at login dialog

I have a Linux Host (Fedora 28) with a Windows 7 VirtualBox Guest. Clipboard works fine but it isn't available at login time. So it's a pain, I have to type a very very long password... Is there a way ...
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Paste from clipboard into Ubuntu Nano via Putty

This is a bit stupid question, however, I cannot find a way to paste into nano editor. I am connecting from Windows Server 2016 via Putty/SSH to a remote Linux Ubuntu server and I cannot find a way to ...
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VMWare Workstation Pro 14 shared clipboard not working

I have a VMWare Workstation Pro 14.1.2 setup with a Windows 10 host and multiple Ubuntu 18.04 guests. The shared clipboard does not work in any of the Ubuntu guests. I tried reinstalling the Open VM ...
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What do I need to reset or restart to get my clipboard back on Windows 10?

On this Windows 10 machine, from time to time the clipboard goes really wonky. Not only can I not paste anything, but just trying to copy can cause apps like Edge to blow up. Restarting the machine ...
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Trying to encrypt Hex to base64 via clipboard with AutoHotKey

I got a code that will decode highlighted URL to base64. Now I like to encode a highlighted hexadecimal to base64 but I cannot get it work : / As example, we have hexadecimal: ...
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Photoshop, black color instead of transparency when pasting from clipboard

After reinstalling Windows I got a problem that transparency is lost when I paste image from clipboard, from another program(like browser). Instead of transparency photoshop using full black color. I ...
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Is it possible to put multi-line clipboard information into one cell in Excel with just copying and pasting?

I'm unsure if this is possible, but I'm hoping it is a setting. My "issue" is that when copying multiple lines from somewhere and pasting them into a cell, Excel puts each line into a separate cell. ...
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Linux multiple clipboard keyboard shortcuts in X

I have been looking for clipboard manager for Xorg (or Linux in general) that the copied content could be managed with keyboard shortcuts. For example: Ctrl + V - paste first clipboard Ctrl + C - ...
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Is there any way to type the clipboard to the guest in VMware

Similar to this question for VirtualBox: How do you auto-type the contents of the clipboard from the host into a guest Virtual Box instance? Is there any way to type the contents of the clipboard to ...
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Excel will paste the last thing copied in Excel, not the most recent thing in the clipboard (pic included)

I am trying to copy data from another program and then paste it into excel. If I have previously copied something in Excel, and the green flashing border is still visible, it will paste what I had ...
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Registry command for context menu item to copy folder name

I often need to quickly copy the name of a folder in Windows 7, and so am trying to create an equivalent to the Copy as path item that appears in Extended context menus (i.e. when doing Shift+Right ...
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VirtualBox to share clipboard and files

I use VirtualBox 5.2.6 on Windows 10. There is an Ubuntu virtual machine, from which I would like to access to host's clipboard and files. I tried to use Machine>Settings >> General>Advanced>...
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Pasting text to VirtualBox FreeDOS

I’m looking for an easy way to paste text from a Windows host machine to a VirtualBox VM running FreeDOS. I’ve been mounting the VHD in Windows to move files, but this is not convenient to paste text ...
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How to make a batch script paste from clipboard into CMD?

I want to automate the process of opening a certain file with a batch script. The idea is that the folder with the batch script and the file will be distributed to other computers and It the script is ...
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Bidirectional clipboard not working in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox Version 5.2.6 r120293 (Qt5.6.1). Guest OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) Host OS: CentOS 7 I tried enabling bidirectional clipboard by going to Settings -> General -> Advanced and ...
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Windows Subsystem Linux - Make VIM use the clipboard?

To get this off the table now and avoid any confusion ... This is for Linux running in Windows 10(ubunutu), also known as WSL. Its not the same as cygwin and windows or stand alone linux. It is it's ...
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How do I get rid of the annoying clipboard icon in PowerPoint?

The question says it all. That stupid thing really plays havoc with my efforts when I am dealing with small shapes. None of the internet answers I have found are applicable, probably because I am ...
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Copy text from GNU screen to clipboad running from Putty

I have a Windows 10 on my Laptop. I use Putty for login a remote Linux machine. I am using GNU Screen installed on Linux to hold my work progress, which is helping me a lot. I faced problem when I ...
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Clipboard history or cache recoverable ? Forensic access

I have a situation where a very sensitive piece of data was copied and pasted from a webpage to another webpage. A few other things were then copy/pasted and then the computer was left idle. I am ...
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Prevent a program from disabling my clipboard

A DRM video player disables the system clipboard for the sake of anti-recording. But it's pretty annoying that I couldn't copy/paste anything while it's running. Is it possible to prevent its control ...
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Copy Excel formula itself to clipboard

There are many questions about copying values instead of formulas, but what I am seeking is exactly the opposite. I want copy the formula itself, not the result of its calculation from some cell, and ...
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How to clear Adobe Acrobat clipboard?

I'm trying to automate certain tasks but I'm having trouble figuring out how to clear the Adobe Acrobat clipboard. (I'm using Pro DC if that matters.) What I do: Go to "Edit object". Select an ...
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Recovery of password from unsaved TXT file or clipboard text

One week ago I have used (https://passwordsgenerator.net/) page to create a strong password. After this, I wanted to backup this unique password to .TXT file but never saved it. Needless to say I do ...
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xterm copy to PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD independently

I want to be able to use both selections in xterm. I would like selecting text and using middle click to copy and paste to and from PRIMARY. I would like Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+V to copy and ...
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What's that Unicode character in my clipboard?

Is there a quick and easy way to find the Unicode code point for any character? For example, I see a funny character on a web page, or a PDF file, or some other document. What I current do is copy ...
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How to copy multiple lines to clipboard without an added space to each line?

I am able to copy multiple lines of text to clipboard with the help of the following script and it works fine. @echo off ( echo aaa echo bbb echo ccc )|clip The only problem is that for some reason ...
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Copy text only, excluding formatting etc

Is it possible to copy just text to clipboard? Currently I have to paste and recopy out of Notepad or go through the pain of paste special (if it's being pasted into Office).
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After update to Windows 10 there Clipboard is almost always full

Recently my company updated the operating system from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and since then almost every time I'm trying to copy and paste even the smallest data into an Excel I'm getting a message ...
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Copy the widths of images to clipboard (Mac)

I have a bunch of images in a folder and would like an easy way to either copy all of the widths to the clipboard or export them to a document. I know I can Get Info and copy it from the window that ...
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Excel keeps priority on Office Clipboard

I'm working on different softwares and different workbooks at the same time. I am copying a lot from software into workbooks or from workbooks to workbooks. But the issue is that when I copy something ...
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How to paste into nano from clipboard?

I have an Ubuntu server hosted by Vultr which I am interacting with remotely using their provided terminal. I would like to know how to paste from my clipboard into nano, which I am using to write the ...
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Loss of the clipboard bug in Excel 2016

I am experiencing a very annoying bug in Excel 2016, and I would like to know how to fix/workaround it, and other information. Note: in my company, we use Microsoft Excel 2016 (Version 1708, build ...
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Beep or make a sound upon Cut, Copy, Paste

I have autohotkey installed in my windows 10. How can I have it to "beep" or make a sound whenever I Cut, Copy, Paste, something. I'm working on a huge records which involves cutting-copying-pasting ...
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Shortcut for capturing an area into clipboard

In Ubuntu there is a cool feature where you can assign a shortcut key to open the screenshot tool to capture an area and copy the image into the clipboard. On Windows there is the snipping tool. And ...