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Hi :)
Here is another "waggle the wires" suggestion...

Have you tried renaming the user-profile?

I've not seen it suggested or mentioned earlier in this thread but I could
easily have missed it.

Regards from
a Tom :)

On Thu, 7 Jun 2018 00:27 Dave Howorth, <> wrote:

On Thu, 7 Jun 2018 08:18:33 +1200
Steve Edmonds <> wrote:

Is this then a problem of Ctl-C not working in Firefox.
If you open notepad along with writer and Ctl-V in Firefox, Ctl-C
writer, Ctl-C notepad, does paste in notepad work while not in writer.
It seems hard to get this issue reproducible.

Note that Robert is using Windows whilst you are using Linux. The copy
and paste mechanisms are different between Windows and X and whichever
desktop you are running. It's quite a complex area that's not well

On 07/06/18 05:25, 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. 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.

System: AMD64 processor, 16GB memory, Windows 7 64 bit (up to
date), LibreOffice Version: (x64), Firefox 60.0.1 (64-bit).

And for the record, I have a PhD in Electrical Engineering and
have been designing digital logic, computers, and writing software
since 1957.

Bob McClure

On 6/6/2018 3:45 AM, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
On 2018/06/03 17:09, Brian Barker wrote:
At 20:50 29/05/2018 +0000, Virgil Arrington wrote:
I am starting to experience more copy/paste issues similar to
those described by Thomas. I am using LO with Linux Mint

Today, I was working in Impress. I've been copying and pasting
text from one slide to another within a single Impress
presentation file. Every now and then, the copy function
<Ctrl-C> does not copy the new text, so that when I press
<Ctrl-V>, instead of getting the text I just copied, I get a
previous copy. It also happened when I tried copying text from
another program (LyX) into my LO Impress.

I have to say that the simplest explanation of this for both of
- and consequently the one recommended by Occam - is still that
your copy operation - using Ctrl+C - failed to happen. Keyboards
do fail or become unreliable, so this would hardly be surprising.
Pardon my asking this, but when did you last remove dust, cat
hair, biscuit crumbs, paper clips, and so on from your keyboard?
Gravity is effective at adding these items. Do you use the "C"
key often? Are you perhaps a member of the Caius College
Cambridge Cricket Club?

Here's a suggestion. When you use Ctrl+C you see no feedback of
the process. In other words, the behaviour is exactly the same
whether the operation has succeeded or failed, so you cannot
tell. This is different from using Edit | Copy, where the Edit
menu disappears when the click is successful, but not otherwise.
Similarly, using right-click | Copy, the context menu disappears
only when your click is successful. Just test by using either of
these techniques instead. If you can reproduce the problem with
the *Copy* operation performed in either of these ways, there may
be some underlying software problem; if not, your Ctrl+C is
simply not working.
I must say this is an entirely new behavior for me and my copy
of LO. It not only happened when copying and pasting from
another program to LO, but also from one slide to another within
LO itself. I'll keep an eye on it and try to see any consistency
in the behavior. So far, it has been intermittent.

Again, this is all consistent with a hardware problem.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

Good evening
I do not want to be awkward, but this behavior seems to affect
ONLY Libreoffice.
(it did not bother me for 1-2 weeks now)

Trying to copy one word selected in a text editor works just fine
in ALL softwares I tried EXCEPT Writer - which insists on
inserting some earlier selection (when it is in the mood to).
How can this be a hardware problem?

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