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Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by Jackie-N » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:45 pm

My issue seems to have been addressed before but not answered to my exact satisfaction, or more importantly clarification. I am just an average Linux mint user and all I ask from my applications is that they just work. That said, as an author, I have witnessed a marvelous evolution to my word hasher of choice,(Libre) and indeed within the rest of my system as well. However, not to stray from my question because it is extremely important to me...the use of copy and paste. As I type out one or two paragraphs, I like to highlight it/them...copy it...and paste it to a grammar editor within my open browser to limit my errors as much as possible even before final editing. I can't afford the aggravation of a malfunction, redistributing sections of text to other parts of the paragraph, or simply the loss of time trying over and over until I complete the transfer. I have noted that Nemo is the file editor of choice, but don't know if it is responsible for my problem. I have read up on clipboard alternatives but am frightened to modify my system and risk breakage. Can somebody point me toward a path for rectification, or hand me a tidbit of knowledge that I can learn? I sometimes scream out in frustration. Jackie-N

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Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by Moem » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:09 pm

What is the actual problem that you're experiencing? I can't really find it in your post.
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Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by Flemur » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:35 pm

Jackie-N wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:45 pm
I have noted that Nemo is the file editor of choice,
nemo is actually a file browser.
but don't know if it is responsible for my problem.
As far as I can tell your problem has something to do with copy/paste text but can't tell what it is beyond that.

In LibreOffice and (internet) browser, it's the same (I think) as everywhere else: Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V except in a terminal where it's Ctrl+Shift+C/V. Is that the problem?
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by all41 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:46 pm

Try this one click method.
Just highlighting the text automagically copies it to the clipboard
Clicking the scroll wheel automagically pastes to the target
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Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by Moem » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:11 pm

all41 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Clicking the scroll wheel automagically pastes to the target
Or the third/middle mouse button, if you don't have a scroll wheel.
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Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by Schultz » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:55 pm

all41 wrote:
Try this one click method.
Just highlighting the text automagically copies it to the clipboard
Clicking the scroll wheel automagically pastes to the target
Learned something new today. Thanks.

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Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by AZgl1500 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:12 pm

all41 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Try this one click method.
Just highlighting the text automagically copies it to the clipboard
Clicking the scroll wheel automagically pastes to the target
Try this one click method.
Just highlighting the text automagically copies it to the clipboard
Clicking the scroll wheel automagically pastes to the target


neva dun it thet away.............. alus usezed the rat clik wey...
interesting.....

don't recall seeing that in the catalog that came with the ISO... :wink:

that only works on this forum, no where else on my computer, not in LibreOffice or in TED either, wheel click pasted up what I had copied with Control-C

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Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by all41 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:20 pm

AZgl1500 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:12 pm
all41 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Try this one click method.
Just highlighting the text automagically copies it to the clipboard
Clicking the scroll wheel automagically pastes to the target
Try this one click method.
Just highlighting the text automagically copies it to the clipboard
Clicking the scroll wheel automagically pastes to the target


neva dun it thet away.............. alus usezed the rat clik wey...
interesting.....

don't recall seeing that in the catalog that came with the ISO... :wink:

that only works on this forum, no where else on my computer, not in LibreOffice or in TED either, wheel click pasted up what I had copied with Control-C
It works for me as described to and from LibreOffice Writer, as well as text editors (including Xed) which should cover the bases regarding the op.
It works for eBay, Youtube, Google translate, search engines, other forums, to and from a terminal, etc. I use this in both Cinnamon and MATE.
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Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by AZgl1500 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:37 pm

Interesting combination of results with that method,

I will continue trying it out, and if it starts working for me, that would be a time saver.

I have ALWAYS had trouble with Linux "not pasting" what I have told it to copy.
it will paste what was copied 2 or 4 or 16 times back before I try to copy something.

it is very aggravating for me.

that only method that I have found that is reliable, is to use the keyboard commands, never the mouse/menu copy/paste commands.

^C works every time, ^V works every time, and nothing else does, it is too random producing unpredictable results.

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Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by all41 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:12 pm

Moem wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:11 pm
all41 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Clicking the scroll wheel automagically pastes to the target
Or the third/middle mouse button, if you don't have a scroll wheel.
Or a three finger tap if you use a touchpad with this capability.
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Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

Post by Mik3e » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:16 pm

And, another option is install a clipboard manager.

I use Diodon and have it configured to save the last 50 things I've copied. Everything else can go away but Diodon is still there.

Mike

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