2016R1 - Copy and paste sometimes not working

Sometimes I can’t copy any string in the IDE in code editor mode.

Same thing link in this case

I have the same problem here on 2016r1 on OSX.

To be precise - paste is working but copy is not - so I get pasted results copied from other apps but not from Xojo.

I’ve tried a system restart - but still the same.

[quote=261655:@James Pitchford]I have the same problem here on 2016r1 on OSX.

To be precise - paste is working but copy is not - so I get pasted results copied from other apps but not from Xojo.

I’ve tried a system restart - but still the same.[/quote]

Please give it a try in the most recent beta.

You’ll have to remind me Joe, where do I get the recent beta from?

There’s a beta channel in the forum for people who have access to them.

That works. Thank you.

Joe - I spoke too soon - Copy/Paste seems to work, but Cut/Paste seems very unreliable - sometimes it inserts the value from the previous Copy.

Command D for duplicate doesn’t work either…

in 2016 R4.1 Cut/Paste still doesn’t seem to work… anyone still has that problem, too?

No, but I have been noticing some strange effects with copy/paste or methods between projects. Sometimes the paste seems to get the name of the method mixed up with a currently selected method in the target. I’ve not been able to track down a reproducible version yet though.

That makes it impossible to post a bug-report in the Feedback app :confused:
I am dealing with the same problem. If others don’t have the same problem I am facing, I can’t report it

Same happening to me - kindof - Cut isn’t working, but Copy & Paste is - bazaarly, it just happened to me this morning and would appear to be project specific - I’ve save as project & binary and converted with Arbeb and the problem remains.

Yeah, I noticed that, too.
I am afraid the Xojo folks can’t reproduce the bug. And therefore not able to help. The problem is that my project has a bunch of external modules. This means that when I send my project to Xojo, it would be likely that it would not run properly.

@James Pitchford, I noticed your post in the Feedback app.

Was it really a matter of running the First Aid in Disk Utility? Did it helped with others, who had the same problem?

Edwin - I can’t see that post - is the link broken in your comment above?

I’m continuing to see broken copy/paste events - what seems to happen is I copy a method from one project then try to paste it into the new project, but what happens (erratically it seems) is that the method pasted in has the name of the copied method, but the contents of an entirely different method. Again, not yet able to reliably reproduce, but frustrating especially if you copy in a selection of methods at one time and later find that some of them have entirely the wrong code inside them.

That’s weird. It was the link provided by xojo’s Feedback app.
It was a bug report about Copy & Paste problem…

Just paste the <feedback://showreport?report_id=43730> that comes out of Feedback, don’t encase it in a [url= on the forum - it will automatically become a link.

feedback://showreport?report_id=43730 :slight_smile:

See, that’s what I did wrong. Thanks Tim!

Got it now Tim, thanks.

Edwin - The error I reported last year was something to do with the copy-buffer not correctly filling on cmdC, so that a consequent cmdV didn’t paste the correct information. The Disk First aid did seem to resolve it at the time. It seems the current copy/paste issue is different - somehow mixing up the method name and method content - so I wouldn’t expect this to be an OSX level problem this time. However, anything is worth a try!

The funny thing is that I had to start a little side project. And the Cut/Paste behaves as it should.
I wonder at what point it misbehaves again. I keep my eyes open. And I’ll try the Cmd-X Cmd-V as often as I can.