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At 10:25 06/06/2018 -0700, Robert M McClure wrote:
I can assure you that the reported problem, ie, Control-C not copying. Is NOT a hardware problem. On my machine it appears to happen quite regularly under the following circumstance. Firefox is displaying a web page. Control-C click on the URL bar. Open a Writer window. Paste (Control-V). This ALWAYS works. Select some text in the Firefox page. Control-C click. Go to the Writer page. Paste. About 90% of the time the result is the previously copied URL. However, if in the Firefox page, you click on Edit, and then Copy, and then paste in the Writer Document, it is correct.

That was one of the tests I was suggesting, so you have provided new evidence. Thank you.

I have performed this experiment (and similar ones) enough times to definitely rule out a keyboard problem on my machine. There is something strange in the interaction between Firefox and Writer. I have tried the same experiment with the Opera browser and do not see this problem.

Again, new evidence. I don't have any clever answers.

And for the record, I have a PhD in Electrical Engineering ...

I imagine that there are plenty of people with PhDs who are not overly competent with computers! (I've met some.) But - for the avoidance of doubt - I was and am in no way suspecting that of you.

Brian Barker

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