Please Explain Alternate Means How I Can Paste A Copied Word Or Phrase Into The Dash "Search" Field Because Naturally The Right-Click Paste Function Does Not Work?

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Hello. I have a question to ask you. This is regarding Linux Ubuntu v.12.04 LTS 64-bit operating system.


Please explain alternate means how I can paste a copied word or phrase into the Dash "Search" field because naturally the right-click paste function does not work?

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control +v (key on the keyboard that is marked ctrl and the v key in sequence)
ctrl +c to copy
Highlight the text .. ctrl + C .. and then ctrl + v in the search field
Top Expert 2011
They are right, use keyboard shortcuts
Ctrl + C to copy
Ctrl + X to cut
Ctrl + V to paste

Dont forget to move the focus to the appropriate field/text/object

If these dont work your keyboard shortcuts may be different
For Ubuntu, to find (and change) system-level keyboard shortcuts, one can (at least in later, GNOME-based distros, e.g. ubuntu karmic) run the Keyboard Shortcuts applet, e.g. via System>Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts on the main menu.

A good article here for all shortcuts in your OS

Good luck!


@ Todar, MFaig, Lance_P, & xtermie:  

Hello. Nice to meet Todar, MFraig, and xtermie! Nice to see you again, Lance_P!

Thank you all for your comments.

Okay, I see everyone commented with basically the same answer. Lance_P combined the first two comments in a 'complete' solution. xtermie did the same and added a good weblink on all Ubuntu shortcuts. This is how I score/grade a question like this:

> Todar: Will get the Accepted Solution because of the same answers from other expert comments that followed.

> MFlaig, Lance_P, & xtermie will get credit for repeated answers/solutions of the first answer when the first answer is 'THEE' best answer/solution. I typically award repeated answers/solutions 25 points. I will give xtermie an extra 20 bonus points for her extra added and applicable to this question/thread weblink.

Therefore, of the grand total of 500 points, Todar will get 405 points (remaining).

Again, thank you all for your answers/solutions!!!

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