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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Copying text gets jumbled around

I am doing a series of text correction for a game, and recieved the pdf of corrections from the customer. I use preview as a pdf reader. On windows, I can freely copypaste the content back and forth, ...
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How to use drag and drop to move files instead of copying

Drag and drop between drives defaults to copying the files not moving them. I know holding ⌘ along with the drag will move the files, but I'm looking for something more permanent like a defaults ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to prevent iTerm2 from creating overlaps and broken lines after pasting multiline chunks of text?

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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Paste only email address without name

In the Mac Mail app, copying an email address of someone in your address book (e.g. from the header of some message) and pasting it elsewhere (e.g. in Text Edit) will result in "first_name last_name ...
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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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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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Playback during Copying

When I copied a movie over the Network, via Finder, back in 10.5 I could simply open it in VLC during copying. However on 10.7 it tells me the file is used by OS X and could, therefore, not be opened. ...
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Copying from X11 to other applications no longer works

I'm running Lion with the latest updates, and the X11 clipboard has been working for some time now - Select some text in a terminal, press ⌘-C, change to for example Firefox, and press ⌘-V. This ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Upgrading to 10.7.5 broke copy/paste system wide

I upgraded to 10.7.5 through software update, and it appears doing so broke the paste command. I can cut (and perhaps copy) text out of fields, but when I try to paste, the Edit menu lights up, but ...
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Copying hidden files and folders to an external hard disk

I use an external hard disk as a backup for my programming projects. Now a lot of files in these projects are hidden files. Like .git or .svn etc. I have been able to view the hidden files but I ...
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How do I confirm that an audio CD has been converted to bin/cue bit for bit

I am archiving my CD collection onto an external hard drive. I have been using Toast to create bin/cue files so that I will have an exact copy of each CD. However, many of the bin/cue files are being ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Screen Sharing to Ubuntu 14.04 server with Lubuntu Desktop - one-way clipboard

I've seen other questions around this topic - e.g. this - but none of them cover exactly what I'm seeing. I'm using my MacBook Air with Yosemite 10.10.3 to connect to a TightVnc 1.3.9-6.4ubuntu1 ...
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Cannot copy and paste from screen-sharing

I am running vncserver on a remote linux and I open it on my mac air 10.9.5 with screen-sharing. I cannot copy and paste from the screen-sharing window to my mac. I am talking about copying-pasting ...
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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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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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Getting the whole iTunes not found list

When I sync iTunes with a device I get the standard list of items that didn't sync because they weren't found. My question is that this dialog (pictured below) is neither resizable nor do the entries ...