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On 2018/05/12 2:11, Brian Barker wrote:
At 20:04 10/05/2018 +0900, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:

Problem: Select a text portion in one application -> move to Writer -> Ctrl+V (paste).

Sorry, most likely my explanation was not good enough.
So, I will try it again. My home computer is now on 6.0.4 - which did NOT improve things. (if anything, the apparent lack of scaling capability for the interface font makes work only harder)

Use any piece of text: let's use A = help / B = rescue
* Suppose now I have a text editor open and select "A" on the editor screen and press Ctrl+C (or use the mouse to achieve the same thing)
* switch to Writer
* press Ctrl+V (or use the mouse to achieve the same thing)
* I get "A"
So far so good.
* Next I select a different word, like B and perform the same procedure.
* Having done this a trillion times on "countless" computers using equally "countless" different applications ->
* I DO expect to get "B" in Writer.
* However, Writer insists on copying "A". It does not matter how many times I repeat the procedure. * This morning it even continued to insist in copying "A" instead of "B" AFTER I shut Writer down and reopened it. * When I use the "Ctrl+C" + "Ctrl+V" routine to copy either "A" or "B" into software OTHER than Libreoffice, it works as expected.

I am definitely NOT a computer expert, but I believe I can perform a "copy and paste" action.
In particular when I do this deliberately and with great care.
One might argue, that "A" is still on the (Windows) clipboard.
But if that were true, copying it to other applications should also give me an "A", but I actually get the requested "B".

For that reason I cannot help but assume, that there is something strange going on in Writer. While working in Writer I use Calc in parallel to create a list of term and their translations. Copying either A or B from other applications into Cals DOES NOT give me this grief. (at least not yet) This is a recent event and I don't thing I have had this problem with the computer in my little clinic. Even though this may not be any sort of "fatal error", it is nonetheless very annoying during work.

Is this explanation a little better?

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