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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