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    Cannot paste using keyboard in Ubuntu terminal

    I cannot paste using my keyboard in Ubuntu terminal. Copy works (ctrl+c). I have tried ctrl+v, shift ctrl+v and shift insert.
    Last edited by crowcrowcrow; August 6th, 2023 at 10:04 AM.

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    Re: Cannot paste using keyboard in Ubuntu terminal

    Copy your text. left click in terminal, right click for drop menu, choose "paste". That's the only way that O have ever got it to work.

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    Re: Cannot paste using keyboard in Ubuntu terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by crowcrowcrow View Post
    I cannot paste in Ubuntu terminal. Copy works (ctrl+c). I have tried ctrl+v, shift ctrl+v and shift insert.
    Can you show us this please:
    Code:
    ps -p$PPID
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    Re: Cannot paste using keyboard in Ubuntu terminal

    ps -p$PPID
    PID TTY TIME CMD
    375 ? 00:00:00 Relay(376)

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    Re: Cannot paste using keyboard in Ubuntu terminal

    Using Ubuntu 22.04 with Gnome 42.9, here is the result:-
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    edited@edited-22-04:~$ ps -p$PPID
        PID TTY          TIME CMD
       3241 ?        00:00:00 gnome-terminal-
    edited@edited-22-04:~$
    Copy is Shift + Ctrl + C
    Paste is Shift + Ctrl + V

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    Re: Cannot paste using keyboard in Ubuntu terminal

    @tea for one Please see my original post.

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    Re: Cannot paste using keyboard in Ubuntu terminal

    Ctrl+c in terminal does not normally copy the text but cancels whatever process is running, so I'm surprised that you can get copy to work that way.

    As mentioned by tea for one above
    Copy is Shift + Ctrl + C
    Paste is Shift + Ctrl + V

    are the default keyboard shortcuts for copy/paste so something seems strange about what you're seeing with your keyboard shortcuts..

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    Re: Cannot paste using keyboard in Ubuntu terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by crowcrowcrow View Post
    @tea for one Please see my original post.
    Yes, I have seen your original post.
    However, in post no. 4, you do not report gnome-terminal.
    Your result below:-
    Code:
    ps -p$PPID
    PID TTY TIME CMD
    375 ? 00:00:00 Relay(376)
    Last edited by tea for one; August 5th, 2023 at 08:45 PM.

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    Re: Cannot paste using keyboard in Ubuntu terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by tea for one View Post
    Yes, I have seen your original post.
    However, in post no. 4, you do not report gnome-terminal.
    Your result below:-
    Code:
    ps -p$PPID
    PID TTY TIME CMD
    375 ? 00:00:00 Relay(376)
    +1
    or in my case
    Code:
    ps -p$PPID
        PID TTY          TIME CMD
       7710 ?        00:03:47 xfce4-terminal
    Are you sure it's gnome-terminal?
    Code:
    apt policy gnome-terminal
    gnome-terminal:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: 3.48.0-1ubuntu1
      Version table:
         3.48.0-1ubuntu1 500
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lunar/main amd64 Packages
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    Re: Cannot paste using keyboard in Ubuntu terminal

    In Ubuntu 20.04 (and I guess upwards) open the terminal and click on the hamberger icon (3 horizontal lines). Select Preferences. Select Shortcuts. There we see

    Copy = Shift+Ctrl+C Paste = Shift+Ctrl+V

    All the shortcuts are in the Preferences dialog.

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