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copy/paste is broken in Early access [duplicate]

asked 2015-09-17 10:36:56 +0200

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updated 2015-09-17 18:24:28 +0200

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Copying is not working anymore; only pasting,

as in : when I try to copy something, it pastes the last copied item.

I cannot tell since when this has been happening;

but I copied / pasted picture files with file manager before this started.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by chemist
close date 2015-09-17 18:24:34.084898


The same here! I used to copy/paste some SMS to resend it to other contact. But the clipboard only offers the copied one from before the update.

Ventoux ( 2015-09-17 11:11:39 +0200 )edit

This is a known bug since the beginning of SailfishOS. Gladly I did not stumbled upon yet. Only solution so far was restarting lipstick as it seems a buffer full problem of the clipboard component.

leszek ( 2015-09-17 11:42:17 +0200 )edit

maybe you know this already but you have to do the following steps:

e.g you want to copy a url out of the browser... when you tap on the url on the bottom it scrolls up and the url is already selected. When you tap the clipboard icon here, the last item in the clipboard will be pasted and will replace/overwrite the url!!!

To copy it you have to do additional steps: tap on the already selected url again (long tap / hold your finger on the text about 2-3 sec.) Now it will select the term you are tapping at. if you long-tap on the selected item again (still 2-3 sec.) it will select the complete url. (Second long-tap can be tricky with short terms, better select a word with 6 letters+) Now you can tap the clipboard icon and the text will be ready to paste it somewhere else.

Hope you understand my description...This works for me.

daywalker ( 2015-09-17 12:10:14 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-09-17 16:01:27 +0200

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As a workaround you can restart lipstick (which is better and faster than restarting wole device...)

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Or use this, which is even faster and won't lose all the opened apps:

MoritzJT ( 2015-09-17 18:41:43 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-09-17 13:36:02 +0200

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Duplicate from last year:

When I experience this bug, I use the copy / paste functionality in the Terminal application to quickly fix it.

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Less often since then but still there, fix wfm too! Closing as dup.

chemist ( 2015-09-17 18:25:29 +0200 )edit

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