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Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Postby Khrome83 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:21 pm

Hi,

I bought Sublime Text 2 a little while ago. Everything works great for a while.
Last few days, occasionally, the paste stops working.

I can copy, and get a confirmation on the number of characters copied at the bottom. I can paste them into Notepad, or Notepad++ (which ST2 is suppose to replace for me), but can't paste them into the same page, or even a new page in ST2.

I can close the page and reopen, I can close the program and reopen, and none of those things work.

Restarting the whole PC seems to fix things.

I am using ST2 build 2181.
Windows 7 64-bit
Non-Local version

I am on a English keyboard (which was a bug I saw earlier posted elsewhere)
I verified the default settings and tried all paste key commands, including pasting and pasting with indent.

Hope this helps solve a bug. Thanks! Keep up the good work, by far my favorite application on my PC, first issues I have had.
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Re: Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Postby jps on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:59 pm

When this happens, can you copy from another application and paste into Sublime Text 2?

Also, do you have any plugins installed?
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Re: Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Postby Khrome83 on Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:36 am

I have additional info. It seems to happen when the FN (Function) button is pressed on my laptop, or maybe in combination with something else. Is the FN button a secondary key-bind to anything? I am assuming this might be activating some sort of protection mode, or just makes it flat-out broken. Note - it only breaks it when Sublime Text 2 has focus and is the active window. Otherwise I can use function in other applications, which makes me think it's application based and not a windows issue or form a external application.

Also, randomly, it starts working again. Some hidden keystroke re-enables it? Or maybe something timeouts out? Is there a error log that can be generated and parsed?

Nothing is running in the Sublime Text 2 console.

@jps - No Plugins Installed. I can not copy from another App. I verified that contents are being copied from ST2, because I can paste that into notepad or anything else. I tried to paste those contents back, or new contents, and they won't paste.
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Re: Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Postby n388mm on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:58 pm

I am running into the same issue.. Windows 7 Pro x64 on a Lenovo y460 (with the infamous IBM fn-ctrl key swap on the keyboard) and I haven't been able to get copy or paste to work since I've been using the program.

Which is a bummer because I just purchased it and I can't even paste in the license key :P

Right click > copy & paste also do not work, nor does the edit menu options.

Edit - Ctrl-Z & Ctrl-Y work for undo/redo.. so I don't think its a problem with capturing the ctrl key click..
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Re: Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Postby Khrome83 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:55 pm

Do we have any momentum on this?

I paid for the product and I absolutely love it. But this sort of hinders my ability to use it effectively.
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Re: Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Postby n388mm on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:35 pm

Sooo, after much sweet talking the computer it decided to start working all of a sudden and has since about 1pm today. :lol:

Will update if anything happens further
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Re: Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Postby jps on Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:40 pm

Khrome83: Do the menu items work for you, or pressing the alternative paste shortcut, shift+insert?

Apart from the two reports in this thread, I've never heard of this issue before.
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Re: Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Postby n388mm on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:33 am

it appears that if i open sublime text as the first thing after my computer boots it works BUT if i open another app (chrome, photoshop, etc) then sublime text paste does not work. shift+insert does not work either.
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Re: Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Postby Khrome83 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:18 pm

Menu items don't let me paste.
Alternate key bindings don't.

I can confirm that it seems to be a issue with switching between applications.

Restarting fixes it, as well as after several hours the problem will go away. I have the same apps n388mm listed and use as well. As well as the same x64 Win 7 OS.

I was not able to confirm that FN key is causing it, although it happens sometimes. It's really unpredictable.
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Re: Can't Paste in Windows 7 - Sublime Text 2 2181

Postby jps on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:54 am

Dev build 2190 (http://www.sublimetext.com/dev) adds a couple of debugging messages on Windows if it's unable to access the text content on the clipboard. I'd appreciate it if you could:

- Install 2190
- Open the Console (View/Show Console)
- Paste some text, and assuming it doesn't insert anything, see if any messages have appeared in the console
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