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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to copy text from image?

Is there any tools to copy text from video's or images?
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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 ?
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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.: ...
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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 ...
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How to cut a file from my USB drive and paste it elsewhere in Finder on Mac OS X 10.6.8?

When I click Cmd-X to try and cut the file on my USB drive so I can paste it elsewhere and free up space on my USB, it does nothing, and when I Ctrl-click it only gives the option to copy the file, ...
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How do I copy photos from an iMessage chat to the iOS Camera Roll?

When I long press on a photo someone shared with me in an iMessage chat I get three main options: Copy, More..., and Speak. More only presents options to delete all, or select some messages to forward ...
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Making it easier to copy webpage text to the clipboard (in iOS)?

I have a web page that updates occasionally with new information (I made it myself - simple HTML page - nothing special). I regularly have to copy this page to the clipboard on my iOS device to paste ...
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How can I right click on an image in Finder and copy its pixel data?

I'm using Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I frequently open many image files and copy its pixel data thereafter paste into Photoshop. So I wonder how can I right click on an image in Finder and copy its ...
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Can not copy in Google Docs using Safari [closed]

I've had this problem for a little while now (can't recall what would have triggered it). I'm using Safari 6.0.5 on 10.8.4 on an early 2011 15" MBP. When I try to copy anything using the keyboard ...
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is there anything like ditto for Mac

I'm looking for a clipboard manager like ditto (PC) for mac. meaning it store ~40 items. And it has some extra utilities: *searching initems *pasing plain text *keeping images as well other ...
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Copy and Paste files into the same directory using Terminal

I am currently trying to figure out how to Copy and Paste files (more than one file) into the same directory using Terminal. I am trying to create a script to create the same file. If there is a ...
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creating a resident workflow with automator

I currently have a simple workflow that gets the contents of the clipboard and creates a new text file from those contents on the desktop. problem is, i have to run the workflow everytime i need my ...
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Errors when transferring Time Machine to a new drive

I tried transferring my Time Machine volume to a new drive using the instructions provided by Apple, where it requires that I drag-and-drop via the Finder, but I got a ton of errors. At least a dozen ...
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Ditto's equivalent in Mac [duplicate]

can you help me find an equivalent clipboard management programs in OS X? I am used to how Ditto- clipboard manager (copy-paste stack) works and was unable to search for a replacement using "ditto ...
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Pastebot Mac software says Disabled in menu

I don't use Pastebot on this computer very often, but it has worked previously without difficulty. Today, the menu shows "Disabled..." in grey text, and Pastebot doesn't allow me to copy & paste ...
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Can the Finder resume a file copy?

I know about rsync and how to use it, but sometimes I just want to copy files using the Finder. However, if that fails, I have to do everything all over again, since the Finder does not seem to be ...
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how to move files in terminal osx

Hello world so i am way new to mac i am trying to install an older version of wkhtmltopdf because the brew install wkhtmltopdf installs a rc version that just wont work. So i found this blog that ...
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Access Jumpcut archives?

I have jumpcut on mac and it is set up to "remember" 40 items, but only 15 items actually show in menu. How can I access the other 25 items?
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How does the “Copy” button work for iPad photos?

When I click "Share" on an iPad photo not in Camera Roll, there's a "Copy" option. It seems to do nothing, how can I get it to work? Ideally I want to copy a photo to the Camera Roll so I can save it ...
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Copying applications from applications folder to external and reinstalling osx

Is it possible to copy all my applications from the applications folder onto an external, format my mac, reinstall OS X and finally copy the applications back into the applications folder for ...
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Configure emacs to cut and copy text to Mac OS X clipboard

Can I configure emacs, so that I could copy/cut text from emacs (default Terminal version) and paste it somewhere else (into X Window program)?
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How to force OS X Notes application to lose formatting when I paste text from clipboard?

While I do find Notes.app very useful, especially due to the iCloud integration with iOS counterpart apps, I am very annoyed about the text formatting used by the application. I just want to be able ...
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copy simulator from one mac to another mac osx

I'm the user with the less internet speed, one of my friend downloaded iPhone Simulator in his Xcode 4.5 to test the code in iOS 5.1, 5.0, 4.3 os too, now if I want those simulators in my mac, is ...
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Disable copying of file

I want to provide a mac to a remote worker with my project folder. Its ok if they try to take pics of the code but i dont want them to copy the whole folder. Is it possible? how? UPDATE: Can I just ...
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How to copy message from pop-up window?

Is there a way to copy text message in a pop-up window like this is possible on Windows machine by making pop-up window active and then pressing CTRL+C?
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Which iOS app will let me paste an image?

TL;DR; Version: I'm looking for an app (preferably free) that will allow me to past an image from the clipboard and save it either to my photo library or to an online service. Long Version: Several ...
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Emacs copy a paste line with comment adds extra space / line

I work in emacs in a termal tab, and instead of using the built in copy and paste shortcut commands I generally just highlight (with the mouse) to copy and paste. This works fine for normal ...
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Paste and Match Style - Default?

I find that "Paste and Match Style" is more often useful than just "Paste" when I am copying text. Is there a way to make this the default behavior? The (long) keyboard shortcuts are also inconsistent ...
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Copy and paste from skype includes unwanted characters

I tried to copy the following line from Skype: blah123 I got an error when I tried to paste it into another app to use it. So I pasted that into a hex editor and it looked like this in the hex ...
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Apple Automator Question Copy and Paste

How would I copy all of the text from a powerpoint presentation and paste it into a word document?
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safari copy only plain link

I'm copying a link from Safari, via "Copy Image Link". When I'm pasting it to some places, like Messages.app, or some input fields on the Web (not every one, but many of them), I just get a file-name: ...
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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 ...