A powerful idiom where one object gets copied into a clipboard so that it can be pasted elsewhere.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

0
votes
0answers
5 views

Monitor clipboard and perform an action on it

There is a feature in Keyboard Maestro where you can monitor the clipboard and perform an action on it, like searching and replacing a string. Is there a native solution to accomplish something ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Copy paste doesn't work from Mac book pro VNC server to ubuntu VNC client, other direction works

I have enabled the screen sharing in Mac book pro. Connected to that from Ubuntu using VNC client. Though I'm able to copy and paste text selected using mouse from Ubuntu to Macbook Pro, copy & ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Wrong number of items displayed when moving or copying files

When copying or moving files in Yosemite, Finder says it is preparing (for example) 400 items, when there is actually only 200 items in the folder. This has been happening a lot recently, on both my ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Copy to clipboard buttons in browser no longer working

Starting yesterday, all of the sites I use frequently that have a "copy" button that copies text to my clipboard no longer work. I can still highlight the text and cmd + c to copy, but would really ...
0
votes
2answers
82 views

How to automatically paste today's date with keyboard shortcut?

I am on El Capitan OS X. I want to be able to hit some keyboard shortcut and then have today's date be automatically outputted. Example: When I press Option + D, "2016_06_13" is pasted into the ...
3
votes
1answer
56 views

CoreDragCreate error - drag&drop and copy-paste stop working

From time to time drag&drop and copy-paste stop working. Somehow the clipboard machinery gets messed up (I suspect Microsoft Remote Desktop is causing it). In the console I see the following ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

What are the different OS X clipboards

Everybody uses the general OS X clipboard, which can programmatically accessed with pbcopy -general and pbpaste -general. However I noticed that the manpage of pbcopy and pbpaste also mention: -find ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Merge system and terminal clipboards

I experienced an issue starting from few days ago. I cannot copy/paste (cmd+c cmd+v) from the terminal to other programs anymore, the opposite holding true. For instance, let's say I open my terminal,...
3
votes
2answers
68 views

Finder: Select a file after Copy & Paste

When I copy and paste a file in Windows, the last inserted file is selected automatically in the destination folder. Then I can (for example) press F2 to rename it. When I copy and paste a file in OS ...
2
votes
2answers
340 views

How is `cp -R` different from CTRL-C/CTRL-V?

My System OS X El-Capitan 10.11.5. I copied from my OSX Extended filesystem to FAT32 about 30 Gb files by CTRL-C/CTRL-V. Now, I received a proposal to do it by cp -R. I am wondering how different it ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Is it possible to undo a copy and paste action on MAC?

I have a MBP on which OS X El Capitan is running. I pasted a file into my thesis folder containing my thesis Latex files and when the prompt warned me about a file with the same name as the file being ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

copy/paste a file to a different folder while in a file open dialog?

When I'm in the Finder, I can copy a file (via secondary click menu, Edit menu, or keyboard shortcut) and then navigate to another folder and paste it. If I want to do the same thing when I'm in a ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Paste text with AppleScript without simulating cmd-v with System Events

I would like to be able to use AppleScript to paste the clipboard's text into the foreground application. Every solution I can find online uses tell app "System Events" to keystroke "v" using command ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

Copying and pasting between tmux panes containing vim instances over SSH in Terminal.app

I use vim to develop Perl code on a remote Linux box running Debian Jesse. The machine is a virtual machine running in VirtualBox. I use ssh and then issue a vim <file> command to start editing ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Why does Cut in Numbers remove the cell formatting?

In Numbers 3.6.1 cutting [CMD+X] one or more cells not only clears the text, but removes the cell formatting too. Is there a setting to disable this behaviour? My only workaround is to Copy [CMD+C] ...
5
votes
1answer
203 views

Paste stops working (“CFPasteboardRef: Lock timeout”)

Pasting from the clipboard stopped working on my Mac. Nothing is pasted, and the following line appears many time in syslog. Apr 5 **:**:** *** com.apple.WebKit.WebContent[6583] <Warning>: ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

How to copy a file and replace (if necessary) in the target directory from terminal

If I'm on my Desktop and I have a file called 'test.txt' on there, and I want to copy that file to say '~/Library/Folder 1/Folder 2/' how do I do that? Also, if there's already a file there called '...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

OSX Cannot paste file/fodler to specific directory

I have a directory with number of subdirectories. ~/projects |-project1 |-project2 |-project3 If I try to copy file inside any of the subdirectories in the projects directory, I see that "Edit" ...
1
vote
2answers
66 views

Is there a multiple copy paste app for ios?

I am particularly interested in copying several chunks of text and then paste all of them together into another app
0
votes
1answer
23 views

When I try to move the folder, the copying process begins

Why, when I move (using mouse) one folder into another, instead of moving, copying process starts? How to fix it? OS X El Capitan Folders are located on an external drive, GUID partition scheme, ...
3
votes
3answers
112 views

How to copy-paste in Finder when there's no right-click space?

I'd be very surprised if this doesn't trouble anyone else. Sometimes I want to paste a copied file in a Finder window, but there is just no "empty" space for me to right-click on and hit 'Paste item',...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Having trouble copying text from PDF files

I’m using Mac Yosemite. I am not able to copy text from a PDF document and paste it to other applications. I have tried with both the Google Chrome PDF plugin and Acrobat Reader (v. Acrobat Reader ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Increase amount of text copied in iterm2

When I select text in iTerm2, the text it copies cuts off at after a certain (seemingly arbitrary) point. I did a few tests and its usually between 800 and 1500 bytes of input. Why is this, and how ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Google Drive as a local storage folder (iOS)

I want to know if I can use Google Drive's File Sharing folder to store files offline and that with the new "open in..." feature (WiFi OFF so copying files to that folder with NO UPLOAD)
0
votes
1answer
44 views

How can I manage apps with File Sharing within iOS (without using computer)?

I want to know if I can manage (copy MEDIA (music or video) from it and paste MEDIA to it) the File Sharing folder of iOS apps using iOS devices (iPhone, iPad ...) without plugging the device to a ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

Force Word 2011 to retain source formatting when pasting to a different document

I frequently copy/cut and paste between one document and another. The text is always in "Times New Roman" but when I paste the pasted text is in "Calibri (Body)", despite the fact that the "Paste ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

If I get a game from the Apple store, can I play it on other computers? [duplicate]

Let's say I buy a game from the app store from this computer. Then I copy the game files to a external drive and go to a friend and copy them on his computer. Will my friend's computer play the game?
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Why is my Mail clipboard separate from everything else?

When I copy text from the terminal, I can paste it into the terminal with no problem. I can also paste it into Firefox or TextEdit. When I try to paste it into my Apple Mail, I get: Mac OS Extended ...
3
votes
2answers
59 views

Clipboard manager that syncs to iPhone?

There are many clipboard managers for Mac, but I'm looking for one that immediately makes my clippings (text, at least) available on iOS. Is there such an app?
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Preserve formatting when copying from Excel for Mac 2011 to table in Word for Mac 2011

I have this table in a .xlsx file in Excel for Mac 2011. If I select the whole table and copy into a table in Word for Mac 2011, this is the result: How can I preserve the formatting when ...
2
votes
2answers
142 views

How can I get iTerm 2 to copy only what I select?

iTerm2 has a very nasty habit of making an assumption of what I want to copy and paste from the terminal. Instead of just allowing me to copy exactly what I highlight, it will expand to what it ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

Copy menu is greyed out in Microsoft Word

I'm running Word for Mac 2011 and the Copy menu is greyed out. Command-C works. This is on OS X 10.11 El Capitan. My mother-in-law has the same problem and she's on 10.9 Mavericks (I think).
1
vote
1answer
35 views

How to use multiple pasteboards in OS X?

I have a situation where I need 2 or 3 different pasteboards so that I can issue a command-c/v for the traditional copy/paste and then be able to use option-command-c/v for a secondary pasteboard copy ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Notes paragraph horizontal scrolling

Once I copied some text from this webpage, and when i pasted it in Notes a horizontal scrollable paragraph appeared: I'd like to know how to recreate this rectangular paragraph without having to ...
0
votes
0answers
92 views

ditto command creating copy of volume destination

I'm running into an issue when copying data using ditto. Currently I'm trying to move my Pictures folder to a secondary storage volume with sudo ditto -V -v ~/Pictures/ /Volumes/AltStorage/...
2
votes
1answer
860 views

Strange Clipboard behaviour on OS X El Capitan

I've been experiencing a very weird clipboard behaviour on my mac. This is my OS I'm a developer and every now and then I need to copy paste code, text or even files around. What I've been ...
2
votes
1answer
116 views

How do I replace an alias by the original file it is linking to?

I have a folder containing several alias for pdf's that each have > 200 mb. Each pdf is in a different location on my drive. I need to compress all of those files. What is the fastest way to do it? ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

Copying a path of the app to a new directory?

I was wondering if someone could help me make an AppleScript that copies the app the script is into another location. So, this is what I tried... (Please don't say anything since I am new at ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Change Copy and Paste behaviour system-wide

I would like to enhance the global copy/paste behaviour with an additional action. In particular, I often use Growl to display custom notifications. From the command line, I can use the growlnotify ...
1
vote
3answers
37 views

Utility to save current selection or clipboard to a file

Is there a utility that saves current selection (from terminal, web browser, ...) to a text/html file in a specific location? I want to use it as a quick note taking tool so I do not have to "create ...
0
votes
0answers
131 views

Only copy files modified after certain date, and maintain file structure

So, I had to do some work on a drive that's used where I work. It's an important drive, and couldn't be down while I did this, so I copied the files to a new drive for use while the other was offline....
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Pasting a screenshot into Powerpoint results in truncation: even though in MSWord it is perfect

The following is an image representing the source of a clipboard cut and paste operation. Actually the image shows up better in MsWord: here it is blurry However it is much worse in PowerPoint ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Copy text that only selectable with 3 fingers tap

On my Mac Yosemite 10.10.5, I can tap 3 fingers to lookup for a word. That lookup could select text from virtually anywhere. I would like to copy that text to clipboard instead of doing lookup. How ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

Copying a backup disk

I have 2 NAS drives. I want to copy all content from my old NAS to the new. There is about 800GB of data. First I tried using Finder to do the copy and received this error: The Finder can't ...
1
vote
0answers
95 views

How to export a table with transparency from Numbers to PNG?

If I copy a table from Numbers to the pasteboard and then create a new document in Preview, it usually works fine, but if cells contain partially transparent background or border colors (especially ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Cannot transfer files over 80MB to hard drive from dying external hard drive

My Seagate external hard drive is dying. I have been able to (finally) mount the drive and transferred smaller file sizes (Word docs, files under 50MB), but I cannot transfer any files over 50MB - ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Track when I moved/copied files

If I want to delete a bunch of files I moved from my hard drive (all at once) is there a way to track with finder all the files moved at a certain hour of a certain day?
3
votes
1answer
88 views

What does the 'Special Paste' menu item in Xcode do?

In Xcode 6.x, the Edit -> Paste and Edit -> Paste and Preserve Formatting menu items are self-evident. What does Edit -> Special Paste do? On my system it's disabled most of the times.
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Paintbrush cuts off clipboard image from screenshot

When taking a screenshot to the clipboard using Cmd + Ctrl + Shift + 4 you can add a portion of the screen to the clipboard. However, when pasting into Paintbrush with Cmd + V, it crops randomly and ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Copying Clipboard from IDE and pasting on iPad while keeping color formatting

I'm taking a course in java and I'm using my iPad to take notes (using the notability app). I wanted to know if there's any way to copy code I'd be writing on my Mac (IntelliJ IDE) to my iPad. It ...