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Old Jan 11, 2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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I can't copy and paste on my mac

Its been a problem for about a week now and since i have finals/school project due next week i need this fixed asap.

Its a new mac ( i got it in september). Im mad that this has happened. can anyone help me?
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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Its been a problem for about a week now and since i have finals/school project due next week i need this fixed asap.

Its a new mac ( i got it in september). Im mad that this has happened. can anyone help me?
how could you not copy/paste?

just select what you want to copy > cmd + c > cmd + v ?
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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how could you not copy/paste?

just select what you want to copy > cmd + c > cmd + v ?
that doesn't work.. it only works if i want to paste into finder but it doesn't work in word or on webpages.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 03:50 PM   #4
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What are you trying to copy and paste? If cmd + c or cmd + v isn't working, have you tried right clicking and then selecting copy, and then paste?
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 03:54 PM   #5
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What are you trying to copy and paste? If cmd + c or cmd + v isn't working, have you tried right clicking and then selecting copy, and then paste?
Usually just like a paragraph of words or a weblink, I've also tried graphs and tables.

Thats not working either neither is clicking edit then cut/copy/paste
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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I appreciate its a week since this has been happening, but have you rebooted?
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 05:05 PM   #7
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I appreciate its a week since this has been happening, but have you rebooted?
i just did a whole system reboot and reinstalled some software and it worked.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:48 AM   #8
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I Can't Copy or Paste either

Yikes... I'm having this same thing happen. I mainly use copy and paste in Final Cut Pro X and over the last few days it has been happening... that is a HUGE inconvenience not to be able to use copy + paste in that program... but today I tried using it in the Finder (to copy an icon from one folder to another) and it doesn't work. It says the copy function is available (and looks to be copying to the clipboard) but once I "copy" it there is no paste option available.

It does seem to be working in Safari and Word.

@sandrasccr

What programs did you use to get this to start working again? What programs were you using that it wouldn't work in? Thanks for your help.
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