Questions tagged [copy-paste]

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

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Paste image from the clipboard into a PDF in Preview

The question title describes what should be a common/simple operation? But I can not find the options to do it : After having copied an image to the clipboard -even from Preview itself - when right-...
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How do I make iClip Lite work in newer versions of Mac OS X?

iClip Lite is a Clipboard Manager dashboard widget, which won an Apple Design Award back in 2006. It's pretty great. Unfortunately, the widget appears to have broken all the way back in Snow Leopard†....
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How to set location of screen capture from control strip to clipboard?

If I put the screenshot widget on my control strip (touch bar), it currently doesn't give me any option to copy the screenshot to the clipboard. Is there a way I can set it up to do this instead of ...
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Copying all files of specific type to a specific folder using Mac's Terminal

How can I copy all files of specific type to a specific folder using Mac's Terminal. find . -name '*.STY' -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -I '{}' /usr/bin/rsync -avR "{}" "./styleFiles_chekad/" Above ...
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Universal Access Handoff and any clipboard manager

With Handoff enabled, when text is copied on iPhone (e.g. in Notes) the copied text also is saved to the Mac desktop clipboard. And if using a clipboard manager on the desktop, that same copied text ...
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Set a coloured text and send it to the clipboard

This is probably very easy, but all the solutions I found were directed to specific applications. At my work, we use an online system within the browser and I find myself every day setting the color ...
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Change default action for copying files to external hard disk

The default behaviour on Mac OS when you move files from your machine to an external device is to copy these files. How can I modify this behavior so it moves the files, rather then making copies?
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Why am I getting Universal Clipboard popups when I'm not typing anything?

I was just in the Weather Underground iOS app on my iPhone. I was not inputting text, I had just opened the app so it was showing me weather conditions for my current location. After the app ...
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After Catalina, cut / copy on Reminders doesn't work

After installing Catalina, I can't seem to copy reminders to some other app (e.g., textedit). Cut does seem to remove items but then it is not possible to paste them elsewhere. I note that my old ...
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How can I disable links and formatting in Adium?

Adium attempts to support rich text formatting (italic, bold, underline) and links. For instance, if I paste some text from my browser, Adium might display the message I'm sending as: which gets ...
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Handoff and Universal Clipboard often don't work

On some days (maybe 7 out of 10), Universal Clipboard and Handoff work for me. On other days, they do not. Why could this be? I can see no pattern to when it works vs when it doesn't. It doesn't seem ...
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How to copy the current text line without highlighting it?

I find it annoying that I have to highlight a given piece of text and then press CMD +C to copy it into the buffer. I want to be able to copy text by simply pressing CMD +C, which would copy the ...
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Using Finder to copy files by value instead of the files' reference

I want to copy a few files from one directory of a git repository branch to another branch that doesn't have the files. With Windows, you can copy the files and they are saved to the clipboard as they ...
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MS Remote Desktop to Windows - Not enough space in a shared folder

Not quite sure if it's a right place to ask but I'll try. I use MS Remote Desktop to connect from iMac to my remote Windows 10 computer and exchange files between two computers through a Redirected ...
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Weird message copied to iOS clipboard

The following message suddenly got copied to my clipboard: {"code":200,"data":{"bizTypeCode":"gz01","bizValue":"¥Ht0fYMlkyIl¥","bizTypeName":"淘口令"},"message":"处理成功","isSuccess":true} What does this ...
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Automating copying and pasting text on iPhone?

I am cleaning up notes on my iPhone and separating them into distinct notes by cutting certain parts of the text, creating a new note and then pasting it. Is there any option for automating this ...
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Finder go to Clipboard

I’d like to create an Apple script that will use a text path in clipboard and open a new Finder window and go to that path
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How to autoprocess screenshots with an optimizer such as ImageOptim and then place immediately back in pasteboard (clipboard) for paste?

I'm not entirely clear on how the screenshot + pasteboard handling on macOS works. For example, as a user I perceive that when I press <shift-control-cmd-4> I can select a region of my screen ...
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How can I copy part of an iMessage message? - What prevents Apple and Google from offering this functionality?

Starting from iOS 10, Apple changed1 the "tap and hold" gesture in Messages so that you cannot select just a couple of words from the messages to copy. And, as far as I know, Google did the same ...
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Save screenshot to clipboard and file, simultaneously [duplicate]

My question is simple enough1, depending on your generosity: the steps posed in the above linked thread are straightforward, except for one small point... I can't find the Service receives no input ...
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Vim-like clipboard manager with multiple buffers

I am looking to expand the capabilities of my clipboard. I've grown attached to how vim does it; multiple discrete buffers you can 'yank' (copy) text into. I also generally prefer to use the mouse ...
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How to create a pasting macro

I'm a big fan of the ANSI keyboard layout, but since I'm located in Denmark, the layout is missing the three letters 'Æ', 'Ø' and 'Å'. I want to create three keyboard shortcuts that triggers a paste ...
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How to paste files using Applescript (or bash)?

I want to paste a file copied by Finder in the terminal. Sth like pbpaste but for binaries. (pbpaste itself just returns the basename of the copied file.)
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How to copy text from iOS to MacOS with Bluetooth only (no WiFi network at all)?

I'd like to be able to copy text from iOS to MacOS with Bluetooth only (no WiFi) — or, worst case, by plugging the phone into the Mac. I often find myself generating text on my phone (in various ...
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Exchange clipboard only with a virtual machine running in Parallels 14

I am using Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac, running Ubuntu in the VM, with Parallels special software installed within Ubuntu. Out of security concerns, I always turn on the Configuration setting on ...
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How can I copy and paste the complete contents of a PEM file?

I found out that I can view the contents of a PEM file by pressing the Spacebar, it's not possible to select the text. How can I copy and paste the file contents, because I need to paste it in this ...
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How do I select part of an audio track in GarageBand 10.3.2?

I'm using GarageBand 10.3.2 on Mojave. I want to extract part of an MP3 file but I'm having trouble figuring out how to select the part I want. When I open my track I see the below. I want to ...
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Check the status of a Finder copy-paste operation from Apple Watch

Today I had to leave my Mac, while a copy-pasting operation was in progress with a large number of files. I found myself wanting to know how long the operation had left (and if it had encountered any ...
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Copy-pasting HTML into Anki

I used to be able to copy and paste a section of a webpage from Safari into Anki (so for example tables and such will come through). But I don't know what setting I've inadvertently changed whether on ...
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Copy file from Terminal and paste in Mail

I would like to copy a file to the clipboard in terminal (as a reference like Finder does it) and then when writing an email, paste it into Mail as an attachment (CMD + V). I posted an example ...
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Does the Console app in macOS keep a log of when I deleted a certain file?

Today a weird thing happened while I was copying two large files from my Mac to my hard drive. The two files vanished from the original folder on my Mac during copying! And in the end, I got a warning ...
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Reassign shortcut with variable in it

I made a shortcut with Automator to open a file with VS Code in Finder. But I can't assign it to the desired keyboard shortcut (command + option + c) because it is already taken by 'Copy "filename" as ...
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Applescript to filter the clipboard

Let say I have this in my clipboard : ************TH4F fsdfssdggg0878 Ex.US Unknown 0 $100.00 05/24/17 04:40 No Bonus ************TH4F fsdfssdggg0878 Un.UK Unknown 0 $50.00 05/...
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Removing all characters except digits from clipboard

I'm trying to refine a script I use within an Automator program and I would appreciate your help on this. The program is designed to mark a telephone number into clipboard make a tel:link and send it ...
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How to can I share clipboard when using vnc to connect o OSX from Ubuntu?

I use screen sharing in my mac and then connect to it from my Ubuntu machine using VNC and Remmina. How can I share the clipboard so that I can copy a text from my Ubuntu machine and paste into my ...
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How do you cope with tons of web fonts when copying and pasting from web pages?

Whenever I copy something from the web and paste it in my Mail or Evernote, or Apple Notes, it always brings the text style from the page and inserts those weird looking fonts in my mail, or notes. ...
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Change “copy of …” when copying and pasting files in macOS Mojave [duplicate]

I have a file called "text.txt" and when copying and pasting into the finder a copy is created "copy of text.txt" is there any way to change this? that is, when copying and pasting is like this: "...
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Change text/font case ANYWHERE including chrome input fields

Trying to find a solution to be able to easily change text case inside of a chrome input field. I know word editors have features like right click > transformations > UPPERCASE, lowercase, Title Case. ...
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Shared clipboard between multiple Macbooks

I have a Macbook Air (2017) and Macbook Pro (early 2015). As a developer, I want to do my development on Pro and browsing, emails and other stuff on my Air at the same time. This requires some copy-...
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How to copy and paste as plain text on iOS?

Currently my work around is to paste the text in the notes and copy from there the plain text to paste it to for example the mail app. How can I copy formatted text and paste it as plain text for ...
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File Copy Error

I copied files from one location to another using the following command. cp -pr /path/to/source /path/to/destination During execution, I saw the following error message on some files being copied ...
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Copy columns of tables on web pages

In PDFs in Preview I can select individual columns of tables by pressing the option key while dragging. This selects individual columns like this: However, pressing the option key while dragging in a ...
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Does Universal clipboard works on ethernet?

I have a mac mini 2018 connected to the same router/network, but using ethernet cable, and iOS device, connected to the same router/network, but using wifi. But i can't use universal clipboard to ...
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Fast note app for quick lookup & copy to clipboard for osx & ios?

I'm looking for a lightweight fast note app for frequently accessed notes, so that I could: 1) Rapidly copy them to my clipboard. 2) Simply view them. 3) Work & sync across osx & iOS. Use ...
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OS X 10.10 Copy / Paste Source file count does not match destination file count

I have folderA and want to make a copy of all the contents within into FolderB. I select all the contents inside of FolderA then selected copy and went to FolderB and pasted it. When it is done, ...
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Copying files from APFS to Mac OS Extended too slow

I'm using NVME SSD (APFS) as my main boot drive. I also have USB 3 External SSD (Mac OS Extended Journal). I just tried to copy 40GB files from APFS to mac OS Extended and it took 15 mins. It's ...
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Is it possible to access the Clipboard as a file from the command line?

When something is copied to the clipboard, is it available anywhere as an editable file? I'd assume it's written somewhere even if it's just a temporary file - although I am likely mistaken. I'd ...
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Can't copy photo from IPad

I used to be able to copy a photo from the screen by pressing on the screen. For some reason it will not copy anymore.
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Copying blocks of text in terminal

Is it possible to copy a "block" of text from a terminal window without having to copy entire lines? Example: Say I just wanna copy the text I’ve circled in the image above, is this possible? Or do ...
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applescript : add clipboard content to list

Can I create a list from the clipboard? Let's say my clipboard is `name email phone and any random number of text Can the words be separated and added in a list? Also the item can be either text ...

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