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Okay, I've had the cut/copy/paste issue pop up again in LO. It just 
happened today. By way of reminder, my configuration is as follows:

Sony Vaio laptop
Linux Mint 18

Today, I was working on an LO Impress presentation. I was also running 
LyX, Geany (text editor), Xiphos (Bible software) and Nemo (file 
explorer). I wanted to move some text on one of my LO Impress slides. 
All I was trying to do was move the text to another location on the 
slide itself. I selected the text and pressed Ctrl-X to cut it. It 
didn't cut. I then clicked on the Edit menu and both "Cut" and "Copy" 
were greyed out as if I hadn't even selected any text. I tried some 
other functions, such as applying boldface to the selected text, and it 
worked, so LO recognized that I had, indeed selected text. It just 
wouldn't let me cut or copy it to the clipboard. Both Ctrl-C and Ctrl-X 
did nothing and the mouse options on the menu weren't available.

I then went into both LyX and Geany to see if, perhaps my issue was OS 
related. Both LyX and Geany allowed me to cut, copy and paste. I could 
cut and copy within LyX and Geany and across the two programs. I could 
also paste text into LO from LyX or Geany without problem.

So, the problem seems to be that, for whatever reason, from time to 
time, LO stops allowing a user to cut or copy text to the clipboard (or 
whatever Linux calls it). When this happened today, as in the past, I 
was able to solve the problem by closing out the Impress presentation 
(without closing down LO completely) and reopening the file. Once 
reopened, I was able to cut and paste within LO again.

Curiouser and curiouser.


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