Before my upgrade to Big Sur, pressing ctrlcmdV pasted the current selection with special characters escaped. It's still shown in the menu with this keyboard shortcut.

However, when I press this keyboard shortcut, I get some kind of history popup: History popup

Where does this popup come from? I can't seem to find any references to it in the menu. Most importantly: how can I paste the clipboard content escaped into my terminal window?

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Apparently Clipy uses the same keyboard shortcut for a command. The shortcut can be changed though.


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