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How to make termux-clipboard-set/get in chroot?

termux-clipboard-set and termux-clipboard-get are accessible on termux and proot. But they are not available on chroot. Probably because some library is missing. Any way to make it work? Or what ...
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Copy image from Gallery app or a file browser into a paste target of a web site

A website allows you to copy an image on the desktop (CTRL-C) and paste it per normal CTRL-V into an HTML element for upload. How can the same be done on Android, either in the Gallery app, Amaze File ...
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How to copy the coordinate (latitude/longitude) in Google Maps?

In Google Maps on my Android, I know when I click on a place on the map, it shows lat/long in the search bar. But how do I COPY the lat/long? All the forums I have read seem to have old info. They ...
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Most suitable file formats for exporting a text chat from a chat application

This post may be more appropriate on Super User Stack Exchange. Please migrate my post there if more appropriate. I was wondering what the best file format world be for exporting a chat from a ...
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Is it possible to disable the clipboard service?

I would like to replace the native clipboard functionality with a third-party app and I want to disable the stock clipboard to prevent myself from accidentally storing things there out of habit. Is ...
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copy to android clipboard in nvim from termux

I use neovim on termux on android 11 i commonly use :y to yank/copy text to nvim clipboard then paste it to another files recently I've tried using helix-editor(hx) looks and feels so similar to ...
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what happens in logcat when content is copied to clipboard?

I am trying in vain to identify if and how, in logcat, the events such as "text copied to clibboard" are logged. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Send android clipboard content to connected Macbook over ADB

I have connected my Android mobile phone to my Macbook via ADB. Through ADB shell commands, I have copied a text from an application to the Android's clipboard. Now, I would like to send this copied ...
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How to copy paste rich-text in Android 9?

I'm using Android 9 on Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro, and it seems I'm unable to paste rich text on an online rich text editor. For example, I'm copying a header and bold text within rich text format ...
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How can I find and remove forbidden characters in a filename?

In Windows, I often use copying a piece of text into notepad as a way of removing special characters that can cause trouble. This became a much more urgent problem in Android six months or so ago, ...
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Google keep: Copying image from one note to another

I am using Google keep on an Android 11 device. I am wondering how I can copy an image in Google keep from one Google keep note to another. How can I do this? I'm asking because I received an image ...
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Searching for and copying Android app text elements running it on a PC

Problem: some Android apps present large portions of text and/or large forms, which, unlike web pages, are not friendly to searching or copy-pasting. Consider a generated value (like ticket ...
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How can I configure the clipboard of the Google keyboard so that it doesn't delete all items upon phone restart?

The clipboard of the Google keyboard remove its history upon phone restart. How can I prevent that? I use a Google Pixel 6.
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How can I copy-paste an image into a form field on Chrome for Android?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. I tried the following, but it doesn't work: Copy the Android Enthusiasts site logo image Navigate to the Ask Question page Long-hold the form and select Paste ...
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Why do apps paste from my clipboard as soon I open them (without manually pasting anything)?

I have a Google Pixel 5a running the latest version of Android 12 (I updated a couple of days after I bought it, so I didn't use Android 11 much if at all). I noticed that a lot of apps trigger the &...
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How can I paste the clipboard content from the Chrome remote desktop desktop (CRD) client to the computer running the CRD server that I connected to?

I use the Chrome remote desktop Android application. How can I paste the clipboard content from the Android Chrome remote desktop client to the computer running the Chrome remote desktop server that I ...
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"Neither user 2000 nor current process has android.permission.GRANT_RUNTIME_PERMISSIONS" when using `adb shell pm grant` command

I have installed a clipboard manager, Clip Stack on my Android 11 phone. When the app is opened, the developer helpfully gives the message that background clipboard access has been blocked by Android ...
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How can one paste to markdown in Android?

I would like to be able to copy some text (e.g., from a website viewed in Google Chrome) and paste it so that the pasted text uses markdown, e.g. to contain links. On Microsoft Windows + Chrome, I use ...
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Something is copied to my clipboard that I didn't save there?

I'm running Android version 10 on a Galaxy A51. I'm fairly sure that nobody had physical access to it because it was in my pocket. The link itself is the phrase "look at this cutie" and a ...
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Samsung Phone write protection

I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy M11. I'm trying to transfer my files from my old phone to the new phone connected to a PC but it won't copy. I get the pop-up that says the internal storage is write ...
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Why is Copy+Paste of text a once only operation - I have to keep Copying for the next paste

As per the title, I used to have an Android (v5) where I would copy some text once, and keep pasting to wherever; On my new phone (Android v10 - Samsung Galaxy A51), clipboard text disappears after a ...
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Is it possible to automatically transform a phone number before calling it?

So I want some kind of solution to take a phone number from my call list, contacts or anywhere else, then transform it in a specific way and then add some digits and symbols in front of the number and ...
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How to use clipboard in Galaxy A30s everywhere?

When going through the options available on my keyboard, found a section which references "Clipboard". In specific places, like in Stack Overflow's question box we can se from the opacity ...
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Automatically copy calling phone number in realtime?

I was looking for an app or an API to copy currently calling phone number to the clipboard where I could paste them to PC directly. For instance, I'm getting a phone call from (xxx-xxxx-xx) on my ...
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How can I paste the clipboard content from the Android TeamViewer client to the computer running the TeamViewer server that I connected to?

I use the TeamViewer Android application. How can I paste the clipboard content from the Android TeamViewer client to the computer running the TeamViewer server that I connected to? When I press on ...
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How can I see which applications is reading the clipboard?

Upon reading TikTok says it will stop accessing clipboard content on iOS devices, I wonder: How can I see which applications is reading the clipboard?
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Cannot use the "Alt-C" app on Android phone and Mac laptop

I bought a Samsung Galaxy A71 recently then I installed an app called Alt-C on my phone and my MacBook air. It works fine, but the app cannot copy text from my own phone to my Mac, and a message ...
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Copy Paste Removes Spaces

Every time I copy and paste text on my android phone white spaces are removed, i.e.: Copy: this is a test Paste: thisisatest The behaviour is the same no matter which app I copy/paste text from/...
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Share clipboard data between users on multi-user (secondary space) Android?

Leaving security concerns aside, is there a reliable way to communicate data via clipboard between users on a single device without using network methods? For example just to copy a link in the ...
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How can I sync the Google keyboard's clipboard with Android's clipboard?

How can I sync the Google keyboard's clipboard with Android's clipboard? Google keyboard's clipboard: Android's clipboard: I use Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android S9.
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How can one get the clipboard menu item in the contextual menu in Gmail's compose email field?

How can one get the clipboard menu item in the contextual menu in Gmail's compose email field? It's not present on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S9, Android 9): Content of the ... menu:
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How can I copy the email address of the recipient when I compose a new email in Microsoft Outlook for Android?

I am composing a new email in Microsoft Outlook for Android and would like to copy the email address of the recipient; How can I copy the email address of the recipient when I compose a new email in ...
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Disabling the clipboard history on Samsung devices

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 running on Android 9 stores all old clipboard entries which requires me to manually delete it every time. How can I opt-out of this "feature"?
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How can I configure Android so that any selected text is copied to clipboard automatically?

How can I configure Android so that any selected text is copied to clipboard automatically?
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how can i get the http sends requests from chrome just like from the network tab?

just like that . pls do not mention network monitoring tools like wireshark
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How to share clipboard between Android devices, preferably without need for internet connection

Is there a way to share the contents of the clipboard between Android device similar to how it is done with Windows? Basically I am looking for a similar method as asked here: How do I copy text from ...
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How to paste text between existing words?

When writing on Android, such as YouTube comments, I sometimes need to change word orders or paste words. Cutting an existing word is easy: just long press the word and then select "Cut". But I have ...
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Copy message text in android 7

In my past phone (Android 6) I could long tap a message and sow "Copy" context menu. Now in Android 7 I see only some strange icons on taping a message. Could somebody advice how I can copy message ...
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How to append text with paste?

In android many times I just want to paste in text after the current text. But Android won't offer the paste context unless I select text. This means I have to overwrite text I want or insert a ...
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How to easily send my google password to my android tablet?

I have a Nexus 7 I haven't used in ages, it no longer remembers my Google account info. The password to my google account is stored on my Mac via KeyChain (it is a long and random character password). ...
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How to take selected-area screenshot to clipboard once it's selected?

How to take a selected-area screenshot, so that it's copied to the clipboard automatically once it's selected? (exactly like Win+Shift+S on Windows, but I need it for Android) This will enable me to ...
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Android slowness

Why, in particular from Android 6 (for 5 version I don't know, but surely not for the 4.x and minors) is there an excessive slowness for trivial operations on a folder (e.g. renaming a folder or paste ...
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Problem with coping mmcblk0 to pc

I want to clone internal memory of my android phone. Version 5.0 lolipop. I have found an tutorial website but this is not working. Web site link given below. http://www.fciotti.com/2017/02/26/clone-...
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Cannot paste files into System/Media

I am looking to change my boot audio but cannot change it due it not copying from my computer to my phone but I can copy from the device to my computer. I have the latest version of Android Studio / ...
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I want to copy a zero width space to the clipboard

I want to copy a zero width space to the clipboard and paste it somewhere else, but after selecting all, the selecting handle thing doesn't pop up. I'm trying on chrome on this site. Edit: no, I ...
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How do I copy text from my Phone's inbox to my PC's text editor?

I am looking for a way to copy text from my Phone's inbox to my PC's text editor, sort of a shared clipboard. My PC's text editor has Ctrl key disabled. So, is there any way to paste the text from ...
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Automatically Extract Text from any app using Tasker

I've recently started playing with automation of simple routines in my Android device, and I've encountered an issue I cannot seem to solve. What I need is a way to detect if a change to the ...
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How to copy paste between Android and Windows?

I just want Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V work across all devices: from Windows to Android and from Android to Windows. Be it just a text or a file (like this in pushbullet, but for pushbullet, universal copy ...
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How to select all and copy content of .txt file

I have a .txt file on my Android phone. How can I copy it's content to the clipboard, so that I can paste it elsewhere? When I open the .txt file and long press, I only get "Paste". That is in "DB ...
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How do I copy a link from Google search results to clipboard on Android Chrome?

On Chrome for Android, when I do a Google search and some of the results are non-HTML documents, like PDFs. How do I copy a clean URL to the clipboard? Example search: https://www.google.com/search?q=...
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