8. Troubleshooting & FAQ’s
How do I make sure Pastebot doesn’t save sensitive data?
Pastebot automatically ignores copies from apps that mark sensitive clippings as transient data. You can manually add applications to Pastebot’s Blacklist in the settings. Finally, you can quit Pastebot completely or pause Pastebot to prevent clippings from being saved to the clipboard or pause Pastebot by control-clicking the menubar icon or right-clicking the app icon in the dock and selecting “Pause Pastebot”.
Why does Pastebot copy some text as images?
Some applications send more than one type of data to the clipboard when copying. The app you are pasting into decides which data type to receive when you paste. Some apps like Microsoft Word or Numbers will show up in Pastebot as an image, but it will still paste as text if that‘s what the app you are pasting into accepts. You can also run Pastebot text filters on them.
I deleted a default pasteboard/filter. How do I get it back?
You can go to the Help Menu in the Menubar and restore them.
Why does Pastebot allow me to copy files in the Finder that are larger than my set copy threshold?
When copying files, Pastebot only stores the reference to the file so the file size is insignificant.
Hidden Options in Pastebot.
Pastebot has a few hidden options that you can change via the command line.
- Force the quick paste menu light theme:
defaults write com.tapbots.Pastebot2Mac AppleInterfaceStyle "Light"
- Force the quick paste menu dark theme:
defaults write com.tapbots.Pastebot2Mac AppleInterfaceStyle "Dark"
- Revert to match system default theme:
defaults remove com.tapbots.Pastebot2Mac AppleInterfaceStyle
- Hide the app icon and menubar icon:
defaults write com.tapbots.Pastebot2Mac UIVisibilityState 10
- Show the app icon and menubar icon:
defaults write com.tapbots.Pastebot2Mac UIVisibilityState 0