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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

1
vote
0answers
13 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
27 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

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?
2
votes
0answers
41 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
193 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
36 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
492 views

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!
2
votes
1answer
434 views

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 ...
9
votes
5answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
46 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
21 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
78 views

Writing special characters to the clipboard with the command line

I'm trying to write the string あいうえお to my clipboard using the pbcopy command line tool like this echo あいうえお | pbcopy But what I'm getting in my clipboard is completely different : „ÅÇ„ÅÑ„ÅÜ„Åà„Åä. ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Command-Shift-Option-V in Pages

When I press ⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+⌥ Option+V in Pages Insert\Choose dialog is opened. (This dialog must be opened when ⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+V is pressed). What can I do about it? How can I "Paste and Match ...
0
votes
2answers
124 views

Copying and pasting text between applications without style

When pasting text, some applications (Chrome, Microsoft Office, etc.) will do what they can to re-render copied text with style, and some of those applications do not appear to offer an option to ...
2
votes
1answer
210 views

Copy/Paste creates a hidden files

I have a copied music files to USD drive, but after copy/paste, the files are hidden. For example, in Finder: Console: And in hidden file there are a many attributes. Example: ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Can a mac do a bitwise copy of a USB disk with proprietary disk format?

I have a USB disk with a propietary format that I want to bitwise clone to a new identical drive. I have CCC but the disk doesn't show up in Finder. It does appear in Disk Utility. I tried ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Copy and Paste Multiple Things? OSX

I would like to be able to copy and paste multiple items on a Mac using keys like ⌘1 would copy 1 and ⌘2 would copy 2, ect. Then ⌘! would paste 1 and ⌘@ would paste 2. If there is already a program ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Copy pasting italicized content in Pages

Pages is my word processor. I'm trying to copy a paragraph text from a docx file opened in Pages. Some words in the paragraph are italicized. I'd like to paste it in a target doc which has paragraph ...
4
votes
3answers
316 views

Umlauts and Copy and paste

I have a problem with copy and paste of characters like "ü". When I copy and paste the name "Gereon Müller" from this book http://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/18 (choose the download tab) I get the ...
0
votes
1answer
627 views

How to insert pages document to another pages document?

I am using Mavericks, and Pages 5.1. I have created two .pages documents. Now, all I want is to attach one .pages document to another. In windows I could simply drag and drop or copy and paste both ...
2
votes
2answers
822 views

How to copy plain text from web pages in Safari?

When using Safari, I find no plug-in to force copied text from web pages to not include rich-text formatting and only copy the raw ascii characters. How can I, using Safari, only copy plain text into ...
3
votes
5answers
89 views

In Mail is it possible to copy the date and time to the clipboard from a mail message

In my todo list, I like to refer to email messages based on the date they were received so I can simply find the message at a later point. For example, Follow up locking issue (see Peter's ...
1
vote
1answer
659 views

Copy from `OS X` and paste using `OS X Screen Sharing` to a Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi which I access from my Mac using ssh and VNC (tightvncserver). I am using OS X Screen Sharing I want to be able to copy from OS X and paste into a GUI app on the Pi. (Copying ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Naming Folders usin

Is there a script that allows one to insert text from the clipboard into the name field of a new folder? I would like to name a new folder or change the name of a folder using the last text clip.
1
vote
1answer
321 views

Mavericks 10.9.1 - Copies fail *after* the data has been actually moved

I'm suddenly having a very strange problem on Mavericks. When copying large files around my system, between local disks or to and from my NAS server, I randomly get a failure stating "The file ... ...
1
vote
0answers
293 views

Copy + pasting arabic text on English Mac

I'm having a hard time pasting a piece of arabic text into a web form. I have a rMBP 2013 bought from the US and a translator sent me some block of text to enter into a webform. The problem is that ...
2
votes
1answer
138 views

Unwanted transformation of Chinese characters

When I copy and paste character it's transformed into the Japanese version, 禮 (radical 示 instead of 礻). What's going on? Is this some 'feature' of Unicode? Is there still a way to paste the ...
5
votes
6answers
6k views

How do I Move a folder in 10.9 Mavericks?

I am trying to move a large (100GB+) folder from the Desktop, into a subfolder on the Desktop. When I drag and Drop, it invokes a Copy, and I do not want to wait an hour while it goes through with ...
5
votes
1answer
204 views

pbcopy exits code 1, no error message

I'm trying to use pbcopy and pbpaste to copy and paste to the clipboard from a shell. I read the man page to learn the syntax for these programs. However, no matter how I try to invoke pbcopy or ...
1
vote
2answers
805 views

AppleScript and Finder - How to detect an “empty” selection when copying paths to the clipboard (Expanded Question)

I'm trying to build a Service that does the following: If some folder/files are selected in Finder, copy (all) the paths to the clipboard If nothing is selected, copy the "Path" of the window. ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Clipboard manager for Mac that doesn't use any cloud service

I'm looking for a clipboard manager app/tool for Mac (Mavericks) that does not use any cloud service for saving/syncing data. I mean that it doesn't save my content on any cloud server, but on my ...
1
vote
2answers
175 views

Is it possible to copy text from image?

Is there any tools to copy text from video's or images?
2
votes
1answer
35 views

CLI to copy to clipboard but still output to term ?

I know that piping to pbcopy copies command line outputs to the clipboard. How can I still show the output in the terminal ?
18
votes
3answers
6k views

Text copied from Terminal with formatting in Mavericks

After the update to Mavericks, anything copied from Terminal is pasted in the target app with the same formatting as in Terminal, in my case, white monospaced letters on a black background, e.g.: ...
3
votes
2answers
97 views

How to join the files into a similar directory tree?

I've two similar directory tree in different HD, but inside many groups of subfolders named e.g. B and C (note inside B and C there are others subfolders) there are different files (e.g. file 1,2 in ...