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

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Way to select HTML tables by column and add them to the pasteboard?

Whenever you try to copy an HTML table to the pasteboard, it will select by row. Sometimes, I'd like to select by columns. Is there a way to do this? If not out of the box, any extensions that enable ...
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Non-destructive File/Folder Replace

While testing WordPress 3.5, I took the old copy of a site, and copy pasted the 3.5 from the zip file. Part of a WordPress install is the folder wp-content containing all the uploads and themes ...
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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 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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What might fix an installation of KeePass that won't copy or paste on OS X?

KeePass will not copy and paste, let alone do autotype. I have installed the KeePass 2.18 Mac package from http://keepass2.openix.be/. I could not find a more recent Mac package for KeePass, so I ...
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“Pasting” text to Java applet through keyboard emulation

I have a Java applet that I need to paste lots of text into. However, the paste options doesn't work (neither keyboard shortcut, nor right-button menu). I'm looking for a way to emulate a keyboard ...
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How to copy data from harddrive to time capsule over USB connection via OSX terminal?

I want to copy a big amount of data from a harddrive to a time capsule controlled drive.so I put the harddrive via USB to the capsule and connect to the capsule server with a Mac. But when I then move ...
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Copying files to the clipboard using applescript

Often I find myself at the command line wanting to copy files to the clipboard, so that I can paste them as attachments in Mail. If I have an image file, image1.png, I can accomplish this with ...
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How to remove leading or trailing spaces from copy/paste operations?

I usually have to copy/paste test from web pages (or other places) and paste it into HTML forms (usually Chrome). The problem is that ofter I do end-up with a text that has additional leading or ...
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Merge folders is not working

I'm trying to merge two folders with the same name but different contents in Finder on OSX Mountain Lion. The folder is located on my iMac and I am dragging a dropping to my External Harddrive where ...
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Cannot share clipboard when using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection to Windows7

I use Remote Desktop Connection on my 10.6.2 to connect to Windows XP and Windows7. I can share clipboard between mac and Windows XP but Windows7. Any idea how to make it work for Windows 7? It ...
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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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OS X Application to add contact from clipboard

Several years ago, I had a Microsoft Windows application that would offer to add a contact to Outlook if I copied it from anywhere into the clipboard. For example, if I received an email containing a ...
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Preview copies aliens. How to change the encoding/make it work?

Preview copies aliens! Literally. Here is a screenshot: The text selected on the pdf was copied (Cmd+C) and pasted (Cmd+V) from Preview to TextEdit. What did I get? A bunch of aliens. I'm guessing ...
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How to make keyboard shortcuts work for the Clipmenu application?

I'm using Clipmenu application to manage copy and paste tasks. It seems to me that you can use the shortcuts: cmd+1, cmd+2 to paste the copied texts, but it doesn't work though. Let's say I copy ...
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App to manage copy and paste?

I'm looking for an app to manage copy and paste tasks. What I need is to have shorcuts to the last copied text. Let's say I copy these 4 lines in 4 times: 111111 222222 333333 444444 Then I'd ...
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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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Clipboard manager for pasting multiple items at once?

I'm looking for an app that let me copy multiple items from different locations and paste them at once, I have tried many clipboard managers but none of them let me to paste my whole clipboard history ...
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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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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 ...
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pbpaste, pbcopy using wrong pasteboard?

I'm converting a shell script which xclip and similar tools on Linux, to use pbpaste and pbcopy on Mac. The problem is the default pasteboard ('general' according to the man-page) for these tools is ...
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Is there an easy way to clear/empty the clipboard?

I would like to find a combination of keys to clear the contents of the clipboard or better yet an application that can configure a timer to clear it automatically one minute after last paste ...
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Paste into Xterm on MacBook Air

I'm running Xterm in a Linux VMware Virtual Machine. I can copy out of it but I can't figure out how to paste into it. On a desktop computer, the middle mouse button or shift + insert does the trick. ...
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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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Fast and easy OS X app, to copy and paste and store and retrieve, code and text back fast?

Sometimes when coding I use TextEdit to copy and paste some snippets in it, buts it's not efficient. So I look for some personal recommendations for a fast easy OS X app to copy and paste and store ...
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pasting commands from TextWrangler to Terminal (applescript troubleshooting)

I have a following script that I have been using for years to paste selection or a whole line from TextWrangler to R. I got it from some website, slightly modified, and it has worked perfectly: tell ...
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Any ideas why my copy and paste are acting weird?

I'm on a Macbook Pro (mid-2009) running Lion 10.7.4. Everything has been awesome these past few years, but something weird started happening a month ago: my copy/paste has been acting oddly. Sometimes ...
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Copy new files only - is this possible? Basically want to merge two folders

I have a folder on Drive 1 called Music, and it is 100GB. I have a folder on Drive 2 called Music, and it is 116GB. It's the most updated version. How do I copy the Music folder from Drive 2 to Drive ...
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How do I copy the text content of a dialog box on OS X?

Many people are not aware that on Windows you can copy the whole text content of a MessageBox by pressing Ctrl ⌃ + C when the dialog is focused. This is an essential feature for reporting error ...
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Can't Copy Text in Safari on iPhone 4

In Safari on an iPhone 4, how do you select/copy text? I've tried holding down on the text but nothing happens. For instance, https://m.facebook.com and click Photos. On the iPhone 4, I'm told that ...
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What tools exist to recover a file I clobbered using cpp in terminal?

I accidentally typed cpp Scriptname.py DestinationDirectory, intending to copy the Python script into the folder. I realized afterward that I should have used cp, but now my Python script is ...
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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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Can I copy (myself) an app purchased through the Mac App Store to another of my licensed computers?

I have some applications purchased through the Mac App Store, and I have two Macs. Presently, if I buy an application on my Mac mini, I just go and launch the App Store on my MacBook Air, and then ...
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How to access a clicked URL in a URL handler application created in Automator

I'm currently trying to modify the default URL handling behavior in OS X. I would like, when clicking on any link outside of a web browser, to copy this URL to the pasteboard instead of opening it in ...
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Paste text stored on Clipboard to a variable using pbpaste

I have some text stored on my clipboard. I want to store this text onto a shell script "variable". So something like: ls -altr > pbcopy tmp="something" pbpaste > $tmp # this doesn't get the ...
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Copy system bundle to a Mac on network?

I screwed up while using Monolingual and removed the "AppleKeyboardLayouts.bundle". Before I realized what happened, I logged out and now I can't type a password to log back in. I have tried to copy ...
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Is it possible to clone the operating system to a different machine?

I have spent a lot of time setting up a speech recognition profile which would be a pain to do all over again. I have configured this on a Mac mini. Suppose I now wish to buy a MacBook Air. Would it ...
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How can I copy a file from a CD when Finder reports error code -36?

I have a CD. I copied the whole CD to another location - except for one file. When trying to copy that particular file, I get following error: The Finder can't complete the operation because some ...
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Best way to copy all files, ignoring errors?

I have a partially corrupted HD that can not be repaired by Disk Utility, but which can be mounted read-only making the data on it accessible. I am trying to copy all the recoverable contents onto a ...
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How to migrate selected folders (including custom Library, Application Support and Music data) to second laptop with smaller hard drive?

I have an old MacBook Pro that I am replacing with a slightly less old MBP. Both are running Lion 10.7.2. (The older MBP has some hardware issues.) The first MBP has a lot of music, video, ...
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Is there a way to have clipboard buffering in OS X?

Does OS X have this built in? It is tedious with only one buffer.
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Is there a faster way to copy time machine files from one disk to another?

I'm trying to move my time machine backup files all under Backups.backupdb to another drive. I initiated a file copy overnight (b/c I saw that it took OSX forever to prepare for the copy...it ...
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How to copy books from iPad iBooks to PC?

I have some books in iBooks on iPad 2 (iOS 5) that were manually transfered to iPad via iTunes (without syncing). How can I copy back a book to my PC, from iPad?
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ClipX equivalent for Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good simple Clipboard manager ClipX is a Windows clipboard management application. The search feature would be incredibly powerful if I could find a suitable equivalent ...
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How to have clipboard holding many entries available simultaneously…?

I am looking for: There are many hot words which I often need to type while using my Apple MacBook Pro/Snow Leopard like say my desktop machine name, some other host names etc. Now, right now, I copy ...
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Copy and Cut sometimes don't work

My system is kept fully up to date and I still see this problem intermittently, although not as often as I used to; I would say that this has not been fully fixed. If there are any workarounds ...
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Why can't I paste a password into a password form on a webpage?

On my Snow Leopard Mac, I can't seem to paste into a password field on login pages to Apple sites, (developer.apple.com for example). I thought is was a browser issue but it's happening with Safari, ...
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How can I merge two similar-but-not identical folders?

I have a folder (which is filled with many many sub-folders and files) which is on a FireWire drive [source] which I am trying to move to a USB drive [destination]. I am trying to move all of the ...
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Cant find “Move Items Here” option in Max OS Lion?

I found online that Mac OS Lion has option similar to "Cut" option of windows. I found one link which shows the option as : I am using OS Lion, but this option is not visible, even when I copy ...
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How can I select all in a Google doc with an iPad?

I created a new Google doc on my iPad2. When I select all to copy the whole contents, it only selects the current line. Is there a known workaround for this?