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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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] ...
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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>: ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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)
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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).
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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/ ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 - ...
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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?
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Partially copy a folder, preserving the invisible system files contained, but only some of the remaining content

I am looking for a way to copy a folder, with all the invisible and system files it contains in its "first level", but only some of the other visible, "normal" folders it contains? This is related to ...
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Is there a way to either save/copy/or email an entire iMessage conversation?

Is there a one (or a simple) step process to either email myself, or cut/copy, an entire (like year long) iMessage conversation without having to buy an app/software or to go through and keep marking ...
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How to keep original “date created” when copying via Terminal?

There are many questions online asking how to make the commands rsync and cp go about copying a file while keeping the "date created" attribute the same as the original instead of the time of copy. I ...
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Paste into mail and keep format of pasted text but don't change to that format thereafter

This annoyance occurs every time I paste something into an email I am editing in OS X Mail. Here is what happens every time: I am composing my email in the default format. I paste something in, ...
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How to copy found text (highlighted) in TextEdit

I'm looking for copying the patterns that I find. For example for this, I would like to copy all the "bcbc": and being able to paste it somewhere like "bcbcbcbcbcbcbcbcbcbc" (bcbc x5). Do you know ...
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How to copy and paste styles with Keynote?

I am using Keynote'09 and have to change a lot of text to specific styles. Since I can't define text styles I have to work around this missing function. Here is a simple example with a style I would ...
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Paste tool for OSX

There is paste tool in Linux but have not found for OSX. Its name was probably dpaste or something in Linux. Assume you run xxd -ps r328.raw | head -n2430 and you want to paste it to your friend. ...
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Setting a clipboard kind without setting “styled Clipboard text”

I am developing a tool to add a HTML-ized version of a text to the clipboard. Currently, I'm using applescript to manipulate the clipboard. Unfortunately, I realized that in addition to the entries I ...
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Can not copy and paste within Chrome from time to time

Chrome Mac is a bit dodgy, I can not use copy/paste function from time to time, both Cmd ⌘ C and right-click menu. I must reopen it to enable copy/paste again. OS X version is 10.10.3, Chrome ...
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How do you get a clickable path to a file or folder?

I already saw a lot of questions and answers about how to copy the path of a file or folder using Automator. I personally like to use the copy option under the action menu on top of your finder ...