broken copy and paste

Discussion in 'Apple' started by mike, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. mike

    mike Guest

    This might sound like a very strange problem (I think it does) but my
    copy/paste functionality has disappeared on my mac (panther, at
    10.3.9). I have been recently doing a lot of housecleaning, removing
    unnecessary language extensions, and otherwise throwing out portions of
    the basic install that I do not use (like iCal for instance) but I
    certainly haven't been deleting wily-nilly.

    This problem is across all applications. an openapple-c will flash the
    'Edit' menuitem as though the copy was performed, but openapple-v does
    not work and in fact the 'Paste' menuitem under Edit is grayed out, as
    though there is nothing in the clipboard.

    Hope this is a quick fix but I can't find any info through Google. I'd
    appreciate any help you guys might have.

    mike, Nov 16, 2005
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  2. I'd say the first thing is to verify that the problem is real. Not all
    types of content can be pasted into all contexts. Have you tried just
    within, a text editor copying and then pasting a run of text? Does cut
    work correctly, or remove without being able to paste, or not at all?

    Did you delete anything from /System or its subdirectories?

    Gregory Weston, Nov 16, 2005
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