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

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Capture a sequence of clipboard copy contents into a file [on hold]

I want automatically capture a sequence of clipboard copy contents into a file. Is this possible to do in AppleScript? If so, how to do it?
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How to paste from clipboard into a Preview edited PDF file

It seems the clipboard does not work - either direction. I can not copy and paste into or from a Preview edited PDF doc. Why is Preview so unfriendly/ difficult to use with external tools? Any ...
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iPhone: copy–paste of URL not working

I sometimes want to tweet a link from my iPhone (4s / iOS 8). On iOS 6 I used to simply copy the URL from Safari and paste it into the text field of the twitter app. Placing the 'cursor' inside URL ...
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Is there a way to see the invisible formatting in my clipboard and/or create the formatting when piping to pbcopy?

Is there a way to see the contents of my clipboard in a way that shows me what formatting metadata is included? Or to get to the question behind the question: is there a way to generate output in a ...
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How do WWDC presenters paste text during demos?

During demos in the WWDC videos, the presenter will often paste code into Xcode to save having to type it in. How are they pasting each different snippet without switching to another app to copy it?
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Copy contents of a file

I am trying to copy a whole bunch different files' contents into one big file. Is there a way to do this without having to open up each individual file and copying and pasting the contents? Is there a ...
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Where is the clipboard stored in an iOS backup?

I have a recent backup of my iPad. Where can I find the clipboard in the backup ? I know that the clipboard is kept between restarts. So I think — and hope — that it is stored somewhere in backups. ...
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SD flash card READ-ONLY all of a sudden

I have a MacBook Air running Yosemite. I have an external SD drive that I save files to frequently. Info on SD drive says it's READ-ONLY all of a sudden? I am the ONLY person that uses this drive ...
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How to copy text on Google Search textfield, when using Chrome for iOS7?

Once you type the text to be searched on the omnibox, it is replaced by a long URL, e.g. ...
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Yosemite keyboard shortcut for “keep both” “stop” or “replace” when moving files in Finder?

When you copy or move files in the Finder in Yosemite and there is a conflict, a small dialog box pops up proposing: keep both stop replace (or "skip" if you press option). However, I can't ...
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Using Windows and Macs (Cloverleaf vs Control key mapping) Copy & Paste

Heres the problem, I use windows machines about 70% of my time and Macs 30% of the time. My macs are for my personal use but for work I typically have to work in a windows environment or linux one. ...
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Using Launchbar to make Popclip appear

PopClip is a Mac app that adds the iOS functionality of a bunch of options showing up above selected text. PopClip automatically appears every time I select text, and that's annoying, so I want to ...
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Are copies using rsync faster than using Finder?

So - I have a question about using rsync in Terminal. I need to move a Time Machine backup off of an external drive in order to reformat it. The 'backups' folder is nearly 300 GB. At first I tried to ...
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Is it possible to copy and paste iCal events in iPad / iPhone?

Is there any way to copy an event in iCal in iPad or iPhone and paste it to a different day? At times, I want to keep the original calendar entry, but repeat on a different day? I am not looking to ...
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Can't paste into Xcode

In the past few months, I have been unable to paste text into XCode. I can paste from xcode to xcode. I cannot paste from anywhere else. The cursor moves the amount of characters that are supposed ...
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Does clipboard get cleared after restart on os x?

Sorry for silly question does OS X clipboared get clear after machine restart? In the simple way. if i copy text and paste it, when i restart machine will it still be where on clearboard, will i ...
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How to tune Notes on OS X to use plain text or not to reformat quotes?

As technical guy, I do hate the markup support in Notes.app and I would prefer to be just a smart text one. Here is my wishlist: Use a different font, like a fixed width one Drop any ...
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copy / paste and remove spaces in Numbers

When I copy non-sequential items in a column (using the Numbers spreadsheet on an iMac), then paste them into another column, is there a way to automatically take out the spaces (or vacant cells) as ...
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Pasting multiline chunks of text into iTerm2 causes overlaps, broken lines and whatnot

If I paste multiline chunks of text into iTerm2, I always a get mess of output. It seems limited to only some programs running interactively (such as Bash, IRB - Python / VIM work flawlessly). Using ...
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Powerpoint 2011 - Selection of Shapes does not work anymore

I have a totally weird problem here and I am close to tears, because that strange bug is in heavy conflict with my timeline :/. My Problem: I click on a shape (no problem with images). the shape is ...
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Copy files after the current copy operation is completed

I sometimes need to copy a lot of files from here and there to an external drive. What I do is copy some files, paste it in the drive, copy some more files, then paste again etc. But this makes the ...
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Is there any way to encrypt content in clipboard?

Is there any way to encrypt content in clipboard to provide more security and protection from malicious software?
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Copy selection to clipboard automatically

I am looking for a program that can copy any selected text to the clipboard automatically. E.g. if I select some text in Safari or Eclipse, it should automatically copy it to the keyboard. The ...
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Copy-Paste from Mac to Emacs of ubuntu

I use version 10.9.2 of OS X and a virtual machine 6.0.5 VMware Fusion. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been installed on the virtual machine. In ubuntu I use Emacs 24.3.1 as editor. Once emacs of ubuntu is ...
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Paste operation while running Parallels Desktop causes Yosemite to hang

I don't know exactly how/when/why this behavior started, but recently whenever I perform a paste operation (mostly this happens in a browser, from one tab to another), my entire system (2013 MBP ...
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Export image from clipboard to folder

I create a lot of mockups for my mobile phone. I recently heard of the brilliant idea to just put your current mockup as an image into your Dropbox (or whatever cloud your using). Then just take your ...
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Secure delete an erased file using same file

Okay, so I have a late 2013 model retina macbook pro. A couple a days ago i placed a sensitive file on the desktop, and later deleted it by emptying the trashcan. I then read that was not the way to ...
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How to mouse copy a very long line in vim terminal OS X

I want to copy with mouse one line from one vim terminal to another vim terminal. This line is huge and has a hidden character (I presume at the beginning) that I do not want to copy. In other ...
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Terminal paste unreliable

I'm trying to paste text into Terminal (v2.5 build 343, I'm running Yosemite), and it seems to consistently omit characters. For example if I copy the following text to the pasteboard: ...
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How do I paste or type without moving the insertion point? (10.8.x)

How do I paste or type without moving the insertion point? I am currently on 10.8.x. I want to be able to type where the insertion point (blinking I-bar) doesn't move but the text I type goes in ...
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Paste format/style only?

In Google Docs there is a nice Paste Special > Paste Format Only funtion; is there anything like this in Mac OS X? If not by default, is there a way to get this?
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How to copy videos wireless from Mac to iPhone? (wireless)

I'd like to add some videos to my iPhone (from my Mac or PC), but I don't want to be restricted in video players (Infuse, Nplayer, etc). I think I need to copy them into the iPhone Video Library so ...
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Time Capsule use WIFI to copy files?

I recently got a time capsule and I wanted to know if the time capsule uses wifi to copy movies, music ,etc. onto it?
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Difference between back-up computer vs. complete copy of everything?

What is meant by backing up computer vs. creating a copy of entire hard-drive? Are the meanings the same? How to create entire bootable copy of my computer using time machine? I have a time capsule. ...
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When copy/pasting into a browser, my long series gets cut short. Why? [closed]

I like to copy and paste long comma separated lists into web browser fields (specifically, I'm inserting a series of account IDs into a web-based data explorer). But lately I've found that my ...
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OS-X: How to copy files according to their file types from an external hard drive onto an OS-X computer?

I have a lot of files (music, pictures, documents) on an external hard drive that I want to copy into the respective folders on OS-X. I would like to automate the copying process and put all .bmp, ...
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Copy progress window missing when trying to copy in Finder

When I copy on my iMac using Finder in OS X 10.9.5, the popup window which shows the copy process and other related information (Speed, Files left, etc.) does not appear. How can I restore this ...
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How to enable cut action (and shortcut)? [duplicate]

I am using currently Mac OSX v. 10.9.5 and not being able to cut files or folders is the most stupid thing I have seen in an Operating System, with all respect for this nice OS. Is there a ...
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Pasting in search field pastes in document instead

I recently tried to find and replace a misspelled word by copying the word, pressing command+shift+H to bring up the Find and Replace dialog, then pasting into the "search" field. But instead of ...
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click select IPv6 address in terminal

When clicked on IPv4 address in terminal window, it gets selected as a whole, not a single octet. The same action does not work for IPv6 adress, it does not get selected. I assume there is some ...
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Copying only files without a special string in filename

I have to copy only files from a folder that don't have following string in its filename: NNNNxNNNN (a 3 or 4 digit number followed by the character x followed by a 3 or 4 digit number again -> it's ...
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Positioning of items when repeatedly pasting in Keynote

Keynote has a really nice feature that I often use. If I (1) copy a shape, (2) paste it, (3) position the pasted item one centimetre to the right of the original (for example), and then (4) press ...
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Can I copy the entire scrollback buffer from iTerm2 to the clipboard?

I've just run some commands and have several pages of output in iTerm2. Now I'd like to save it somewhere. (I could have piped it to a file, but I didn't think of that.) Is there an easier way to ...
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How can I overwrite a file or prevent 'copy' from being appended?

When I copy/paste a file into a folder where a file with the same name exists, instead of replacing, it changes the filename to 'file Copy'. Is there a way to copy/replace similar to windows or ...
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How to drag icon in Preview to a folder and copy instead of aliasing?

After downloading a PDF, Preview automatically opens and I'm able to look at the file. Often times I want to move the file to somewhere other than Downloads. In Mavericks I'm able to click on the ...
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Cannot paste image in Skype, Line, or Facebook Messenger but pasting works in WeChat and iMessage

In iOS 7, we're able to paste an image into iMessage, WeChat, and Whatsapp, but not Line, Skype, or Facebook Messenger. Is this an app-supported setting? Thanks!
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Copy and pasting between host and VM

I have a host machine running OS X 10.9.3 and VirtualBox 4.3.12 VM running Windows 7. I want to copy and paste between the host machine and the VM. By default copy-pastes don't seem to be transferable ...
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Copy and paste stops working

For several months now i've had an issue where after using my laptop for a couple of weeks without restarting, i'll slowly lose my ability to copy and paste. First it's only between different apps ...
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What is the way to copy text from Windows to iOS and vice-versa?

What is the way to copy text from Windows to iOS and vice-versa without using iTunes?
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Change Default from Copy to Move

We have several Mavericks systems, currently all but one moves folders when dragging and dropping, however only one requires the command key to be pushed for it to move. Is there a setting or tweak ...