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

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Copy and Cut sometimes don't work [closed]

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 other ...
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Is there a file copy utility for OS X that's similar to TeraCopy for Windows?

On Windows, I use TeraCopy for improved file copying. Are there any similar equivalents for OS X? In particular, I'd like to see things like copy speed.
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What are some tips for replacing my MacBook Pro hard disk with SSD?

I would like to replace my MacBook pro hard disk with an SSD, without reinstalling everything. I am looking for your experience on good SSD drive models that have good performance at a fair price ...
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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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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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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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What's the quickest way to get a graphic on the clipboard saved to disk?

I have a graphic on the clipboard on OS X. What's the quickest way to get it onto disk as a png or jpg?
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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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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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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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How can I copy and paste multiple texts?

I would like to copy several different texts/things at the same time and paste them in any order. Does anyone know any good Mac OS X software or plugin that can handle multiple copy/paste?
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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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Quick, automated way to verify the copy of a folder?

I have a lot of files that I've been transferring around my network and to external hard drives. For example, I just copied a folder with files representing an old laptop's disk image (created with ...
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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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Most reliable way to mirror large number/size files/folders between drives & computers

Often I find myself shuffling large directories (20gb+) of data between computers or drives. What is the most reliable way to ensure that all data is being exactly mirrored with permissions/dates ...
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How can I write files to iPod's internal disk on Windows?

when trying it I get the "can't do that" icon How can I copy new photos to the iPod?
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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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Is it possible to copy text from image?

Is there any tools to copy text from video's or images?