How to create a shortcut to copy a password to clipboard (so to be ready to be pasted)
Have you ever dreamed to have one or multiple password ready to be used just making use of a shortcut?
Well if you make use of ubuntu (even in a VM) here is the solution for you!
xclip is an Ubuntu app for dealing with stuff in the “clipboard”. I order to install it, please execute:
sudo apt-get install xclip
Once xclip has been installed you have to create a file that contains the password.
Creating a shortcut
There is a Keyboard menu in Ubuntu.
- On the 12.04 the menu is at: Applications > System Tools > System Settings > Keyboard
- Select the Shortcuts panel
- Select Custom Shortcuts subpanel
- Click the +
- Enter the name of the shortcut (eg Copy Linux Password to Clipboard)
- in the command field enter: “xclip -i /home/[username]/.my_unix_password -selection clipboard”
- Click Apply
- Right click on Disabled. It should change into New Accelerator
- Now press the combination of keys you want to use to copy your password to clipboard (eg. CTRL+ALT+P)
- Finally close the keyboard menu
Now open a text editor and press your magic key combination…. now try to paste!