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How to paste into nano from clipboard?

You could try the following two commands to paste from the clipboard. Both of them should work. Ctrl+Shift+v Shift+Insert The Ctrl+U command only allows pasting text that was copied or cut from ...
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How to copy text to the clipboard when using Wayland?

bugaevc's wl-clipboard are copy/paste utilities for Wayland: This project implements two little Wayland clipboard utilities, wl-copy and wl-paste, that let you easily copy data between the clipboard ...
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Windows Subsystem Linux - Make VIM use the clipboard?

(Edit: Oct 2020) For 2-way clipboard on neovim, I have been using win32yank for several months with no issues. Put win32yank.exe somewhere in your path on Linux (anywhere should be fine), and add the ...
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How to paste into nano from clipboard?

SSH Putty windows Shift+right mouse click worked for me with default putty settings.
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Why do I lose clipboard data after copying a file?

The clipboard can keep only one item at a time, possibly in one or multiple formats. For example the browser may put the image bitmap, image URL, the website, the alternate text... when you copy an ...
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What's that Unicode character in my clipboard?

Notepad++ has a pre-installed plug-in called Converter that has a option to Convert ASCII to HEX and Vice-versa. This tool is quite useful as to convert data files that are in HEX format which are to ...
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What's that Unicode character in my clipboard?

I work a lot with Unicode characters, so I have written a small Windows application specifically for this: Unicode Character Informer (Documentation) In addition, my text editor, Rejbrand Text ...
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Window subsytem for linux (WSL) copy to clipboard from the command line?

You may call Windows executables in WSL, only that you need the full file-name: ls | clip.exe Note that, unlike under Windows, the .exe part is required in WSL.
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Why do I lose clipboard data after copying a file?

You don't "lose" clipboard data. It just gets overwritten with new data and by default you can't access old data since it's stored as a single record in RAM. There are better ways to track ...
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How to copy image to clipboard, to paste to another application?

scrot + xclip You can use scrot with xclip to take a screenshot and copy it to clipboard. scrot '/tmp/%F_%T_$wx$h.png' -e 'xclip -selection clipboard -target image/png -i $f' It will capture whole ...
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What's that Unicode character in my clipboard?

There's a nice little website called Unicode Character Inspector (built by Tim Whitlock) that does just that. I find it way more convenient than a text editor or desktop program.
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Bidirectional clipboard not working in VirtualBox

You need to add extension pack for you virtualbox Open https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox and open your Virtualbox version Download Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack.vbox-extpack. Open ...
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How do I view my clipboard history on OS X?

I was used to ClipMenu, because I need a list of history items visible I don't want to waste time browsing thru history. However ClipMenu was not updated for years now, and dropbox links don't work ...
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Prevent Word from Including Bullet Letter when Copying Text

Hold the Alt button and select the text, Ctrl+C to copy, Ctrl+V to paste it anywhere excluding the bullet letter.
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Windows Subsystem Linux - Make VIM use the clipboard?

This solution worked for me, thanks to github user robbiev. For completion this is an outtake from his answer: Install VcXsrv (if it starts after installing, stop it). Start it using the newly ...
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Google Remote Desktop: copy paste not working

Screenshots illustrating sunil shakya's answer: Step 1: Open Keyboard Controls menu on Google Remote Desktop Step 2: Enable clipboard synchronization:
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How to increase Windows 10 clipboard history?

The new Windows clipboard is still too new to be hackable. It has also not externalized its functional parameters in the registry as of yet. All that is known about it is that it is enabled via: ...
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What's that Unicode character in my clipboard?

When I'm faced with this problem, a quick Google search usually provides a quick answer. For example, when I google "😍 unicode", I get a result like this: I like this method because: It works on ...
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Google Remote Desktop: copy paste not working

On the right side of Chrome Remote Desktop, the small blue arrow has Keyboard controls and its submenu has the option to enable the clipboard.
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how to keep a "permanent" clip in Ditto

Answer: In Ditto, this is called a Sticky Clip. Sticky Clips always show at the top of the history list before any other clips. To make a clip sticky: Right-click > Clip Order > Make Top Sticky Clip ...
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How to paste into nano from clipboard?

I successfully used right mouse button to paste from Windows 10 to nano on "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows".
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Windows Subsystem Linux - Make VIM use the clipboard?

You can right click the terminal then in the options box check CTRL + SHIFT + C/V for copy paste operations through the terminal.
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How do I enable the shared clipboard in VirtualBox?

In VirtualBox Windows versions 5.1.8 until 5.2.6 (maybe older or future versions as well) it is accessible in two ways: General settings Active guest account window If someone knows what other ...
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Is there any way to copy null bytes (ASCII 0x00) to the clipboard on Windows?

No, you cannot put text with embedded null characters on the clipboard. Let's look at the list of standard Windows clipboard formats. There are a few formats that hold things generally understood as ...
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How to restart clipboard service on Windows 10?

The simplest fix when clipboard functionality is not working is to open Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) and select Windows Explorer from the Processes tab, then click "Restart". Be sure there are no ...
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copy text from WSL to windows clipboard

open the file ~/.tmux.conf and create it if it does not exist enable mouse mode by adding the line set -g mouse on (if not, you will have to select the text with Ctl+[) create a key binding to copy ...
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Where did Windows 10 save clipped images using Windows Key + Shift + S?

Edit: This answer is outdated. Please see new answers for the latest location, since it changes from time to time. I would edit this answer but I don't want to steal any current answers. The new Snip &...
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Clipboard operations (copy/paste) often stop working on VMWare Workstation

If your guest is Unix-based, you can run this. It grabs the pid of vmtoolsd, kills it, and restarts it. That will repair the copy/paste functionality: #!/bin/bash processString=$(ps -ef | grep '[0-9]...
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Is there a way to make Putty use the standard copy/paste keys

The author of PuTTY, Simon Tatham, addressed this to some extent in more recent versions. Certainly in Version 0.71 you can configure Ctrl+Shift+C/V to behave as Ctrl+C/V, which is much closer than ...
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How do I copy/paste into a minimal installation of CentOS on VirtualBox?

For that to work, you have to install the Guest Additions. That will give you a shared clipboard. After starting your VM, you can install the Guest Additions from the menu. Click on Devices and then ...
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