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

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Copy and paste return random string [closed]

Recently I have run into this problem on Windows 10: Whenever I copy something, sometimes when I paste it out, it gives me a random text. For example: If I copy: struct Length { int pouces; ...
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Avoid Excel to chop off the last digits of my numbers

As indicated in this URL, the largest number Excel can handle is about 10^307. Nevertheless, Excel seems to have problems with smaller numbers too (about 10^17) as you can see from my example: I'm ...
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Assign Different Pastes to Key Combinations

I have three different pastes to insert into a document. Ctrl+v works for one of them. But I need to assign a key combination for the other two pastes, without clearing the clipboard paste buffer. The ...
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win 10 copy folder with symlinks

I have a folder with lots of nested folders and files, as usual how typical folders go. While I'm having trouble copying the folder (the progress simply freezes until explorer is killed/restarted), I ...
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How to copy and paste an HTML div table into, eg, Excel

How do you copy an HTML div table and paste it as a table? eg, I want to copy this comparison table into Excel, but instead of three columns I only get one. Those anti HTML table fascists have a lot ...
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Add copy-append and cut-append to Notepad++

Is it possible to do a 'copy-append' or 'cut-append' operation in Notepad++? (means, copy/cut current selection or line if nothing selected, and append it to the copy/paste buffer instead of replacing ...
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when i copy paste anything, sometimes it comes up with a random amount of character?

This can happen to anything from tables, to links, to characters. Right now, instead of pasting a table on google sheets, it's showing this character combination: ...
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How to copy a large terminal history from Alacritty to the system so that I can search and document - the clipboard seems to get cut

I installed Alacritty that uses vim to show files but embeds text in the terminal text so that I can copy whatever text from even ssh servers or terminals that do not have a clipboard, and the ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for pasting without formatting in Powerpoint?

In Microsoft Powerpoint 2019, if I want to paste using: Ctrl + Shift + V, that doesn't work, what is the new shortcut?
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How can I quickly select text in PuTTY?

I just tried to select thousands of lines in PuTTY, and it was painfully slow. It doesn't seem like any keyboard shortcuts work, so I had to hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse cursor ...
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How to split multi-line clipboard data (e.g. from Excel) in single-line "pastes", one CTRL+V at a time

To illustrate my dilemma as simply as possible: I have a list of values ranging from 1-10 that I want to copy and store. When I press Ctrl+V (or any paste execution), I want 1 to be displayed. When I ...
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Copying text from PDF file doesn't keep indentation or formatting

I get a problem whenever I try to copy/paste code snippets from a PDF file, the pasted code doesn't keep the indentation which is a big problem in Python. This is the source: Here's what gets pasted: ...
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Copy & paste of text from OneNote (for Mac) to OneNote is EXTREMELY SLOW, while copying from outside remains fast

Copy & paste of even small snippets of text from WITHIN OneNote to the same or another page WITHIN OneNote is EXTREMELY SLOW. Oddly, when copying text from OUTSIDE of OneNote, e.g. from Chrome or ...
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Copy shortcut changed as Ctrl+P on Windows 11, How to revert back to Ctrl+C?

Somehow "copy" shortcut changed as Ctrl+P, I don't know how but I think it changed after I upgrade to Windows 11. How to revert back shortcuts to default?
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How to write selection to file in Tmux copy mode?

In Tmux copy-mode-vi, I want to bind the y key to copy the selected text but also write that selected text to a local file, say ~/.tmux_clipboard. Right now I have this binding bind-key -T copy-mode-...
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Damage Source File due to Cancelling Copy Paste

I was copying some 20gb of important documents to my usb drive from my mac. The process got stuck midway and I had to cancel the copy paste operation. Second time doing so the usb drive got ejected by ...
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Windows 7 Crashes When Pasting a File

I have a Windows 7 (Professional, x64) machine. It started crashing when pasting a file (for both copy and cut operations). The entire OS gets crashed (not just the explorer.exe), even on the Safe ...
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How to resume files copying from broken hard drive?

I have an external hard drive that randomly crash. In windows it looks like it was physically disconnected and reconnected. I want to copy one big file (+200go) from it. Standard copying is not a ...
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Disable warning shown when pasting longer text into Windows Terminal [duplicate]

When I paste longer text into Windows Terminal, the following popup appears: Windows Terminal "Paste anyway" popup I always click "Paste anyway". Is there any way to disable the ...
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Cannot copy SYSTEM32 files to other directories in Windows NT 3.1

Sorry that I cannot find a tag for Windows NT 3.1. I cannot seem to copy files from SYSTEM32 directory in Windows NT 3.1. I am planning to do this so that I can inspect the EXE/DLL files. For example, ...
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Clipboard copy fails

I noticed some time ago that pasting things often pasted some old stuff from clipboard instead of whatever I had just copied. First I thought this has something to do with Excel, but it's apparently a ...
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copy-paste issue when using SSMS over GoToMyPC

I'm hoping someone here has run into this issue and knows if there's a fix for it. When using GoToMyPC, I'm unable to copy text from the editor in SSMS (v14) on my remote desktop and paste it into the ...
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Why does Access recalculate a stored query when I copy it? Can I tell it not to?

When I copy and paste a stored query in Access, it's usually because (a) I want to back up the code before making changes, or (b) I want to make a new query by making changes to that one. All I want ...
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Need a Excel VBA loop code for copying and pasting a range

I want to make a loop for copying range A6 to B 2365 and pasting it 18 times below the previous range, i.e, I want to paste it right below the previous range so if the first range ends in row number ...
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How to enable copy and paste for VNCViewer and VNC server of QEMU?

The VNC server is launched by QEMU 6.1.0 on Ubuntu, the QEMU being built without any special parameters: qemu-system-x86_64 -hda ubuntu.qcow -m 1500 VNC server running on ::1:5900 The VNC Viewer is ...
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Paste formatted text from Word to PowerPoint

I am copying some formatted text in Word and paste it into PowerPoint. It is pasted as an image instead of text. When I change to "Paste as text", the formatting gets lost. My text is import ...
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Copy and paste sometimes will not preserve formatting

In some scenarios I cannot preserve my formatting when copying-and-pasting, though the behavior is not consistent (i.e. sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't). I am aware of the special pasting ...
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Windows 10 RDP clipboard does not work

Windows RDP clipboard is not working with my laptop. Yes, I have tried stopping "rdpclip.exe" and starting it as an administrator, this does not work. I The box I am RDPing into is a work ...
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Extract string after a delimiter like "/ " OpenOffice Calc

I have a file that converts inputs for me into an SKU-number (Stock Keeping Unit). The names and attributes I have are in one line and one cell like so: Temperature Displaying Smart Ring / Rose Gold – ...
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Can't copy and paste between Windows and Ubuntu under WSL2 (with Gnome desktop, VcXsrv Xserver)

I am using Ubuntu on WSL2, with the Gnome desktop (set up is described here). It uses the VcXsrv X-server. How can I copy and paste between Windows and Linux?
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Excel freezes/hangs for ~5min on copy operation

Problem: Excel frequently freezes/hangs for about 5 minutes when copying data from one cell to another. Some of the associated symptoms with the issue include the following: CPU usage spikes for ...
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Copy and paste full decimal value from Excel into another application

I have a cell in Excel formatted as percentage with 2 decimal places. I want to copy the cell's full value to a input field on an HTML page within a browser (e.g. Chrome). When pasting into Excel, I ...
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Copying image with text from Microsoft Teams Chat into Word or Outlook

It appears: It's really hard to copy from Microsoft teams chat to either a word doc or an email (sometimes I even use notepad as an intermediary) and it's next to impossible to copy all of a text + ...
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Paste Image Data from Clipboard to Chrome

Is it possible to paste image data into Chrome to then view the image? For example, I right click on an image on a webpage then click "Copy image." With the image data on my clipboard, how ...
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What right click shortcuts are there? [closed]

When you rightclick on a link in firefox and then press E. rightclick + 'E' It copies the link without the extra step of having to click the "copy link" button in the menu. Where do I see ...
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Copy Paste not happening from a P4V (Perforce) GUI window to Linux terminal or Linux editor

I use NoMachine from Windows 10 to access a remote Linux machine. On that Linux(Ubuntu 16.04.6) machine, when I use P4v(Perforce GUI) , I cannot copy any text from that Perforce window to a Linux ...
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Copy and paste (special) of the content of "equation" in WORD to dreamweaver

An ordinary piece of text (even formatted) in WORD can be copied to dreamweaver without any problem. But those written via "equation" will be totally ignored. What I have done is to double ...
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How can I prevent Excel from selecting the same cell twice at the same time?

I am Attempting to copy one cell to another cell. But when I press the control-v to do the copy, it responds that I can't do that on multiple cells. I don't know why it says that I am selecting ...
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'Unspecified error' message when copy a file from Windows Sandbox

I get this message randomly when I copy a file from Windows Sandbox using Copy/Paste shortcuts. The error has no specific reason.
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Prevent cell overlay Copy/Paste over drop-down columns in Excel

I have an Excel sheet that contains multiple non-contiguous drop-down columns. I can protect these drop-down columns from typing any unlisted entry thru cell validations. But I cannot protect them ...
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Paste quoted elements into Excel without loosing quotes

I'm trying to copy three lines of quoted words into Excel. But when I paste them the quotes are automatically deleted! Does anyone know how to keep the quotation marks on Excel?
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In MS Word, can you use advanced find to match formatted text copied to the clipboard?

I am aware that you can use Advanced Find and Replace -> Format to match entire strings formatted a certain way, e.g. as described here. Is there any way to match more complex formatting copied to ...
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Can I syntax-highlight text for pasting into a word processor?

I have a piece of code (e.g. a C or Java function) which I'm going to put in a presentation. I would like to have this code syntax-highlighted; but LibreOffice Impress (and MS Powerpoint) don't have ...
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Cannot copy text using right click in CentOS 7

In CentOS 7 in normal mode (like not in TMUX mode), when I right-click on the mouse to copy a text from the terminal (which I have connected to via SSH), I get weird characters such as JA#JA or KA#KA. ...
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Windows 10: how to get a list of ALL programs that are monitoring the keyboard?

tl;dr: I need a program/script/code to give me a list of all currently running software on Win10 that monitors/affects the clipboard. I've had a super annoying issue on Windows 10 for at least a year ...
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Paste columns in excel or notepad++

I have text in the following column format: I need to paste this as-is in Excel or Notepad++ but all options copy the content as a single column: A B C D How do I keep the column format when pasting?...
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Need help to create a loop to copy and paste data in a certain way

I am struggling with a loop from past 3 days, finally requesting help from the community. I want to each cell in column M from (input sheet) to output sheet in column BE multiple times based on the ...
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How to copy text from the chat window in the Zoom meetings desktop client?

Until recently, it was trivial to copy text in the chat window in Zoom meetings within the Zoom desktop application: you simply selected the desired text and used the standard keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+...
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How to use advanced vim copy selections methods in TMUX

I'm using vim and tmux and I am interested if there is a way to use something like advanced vim selection methods in tmux. So for example if I have a text in vim This is a sentence "and I want to ...
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Is there a way to copy all empty cells in a data set on one sheet and paste the empty cells into a data set on a different sheet?

Is there a way to copy all empty cells in a data set on one sheet and paste the empty cells into a data set on a different sheet? For every cell in the “Sales Sheet” that is blank, the corresponding ...
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