Copy and Paste Problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jetheat, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Jetheat macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    Sometimes, when I click on Command and C to copy text or Command and V to paste text, I get a sound which tells me that it didn't complete the action (copy or paste).

    The sound is like an exclamation for Mac.

    I can copy and paste by using the contextual menu but I cant use the keyboard shortcut.

    I can even use F5 and F6 to copy and paste because I have programmed that in those keys but CMD and C/V just wont work.

    Any ideas?

  2. mrjaja macrumors newbie


    Aug 24, 2007
    I'm not so sure if you can have two different keyboard shortcuts for one command.

    I would suggest going to the Keyboard and Mouse pane in System Preferences and trying changing it there by adding a command for all apps.

    Hope that helps :)
  3. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    I need a universal copy and paste function and it doesn't always work when I press CTRL and C or CTRL and V.

    It just makes a sound to say "no can do".

    Any suggestions,

  4. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    does cmd+q quit apps? My keyboard switches the cmd and option(windows) keys around when first installing OS X, so I have to swap them with the modifier keys in the keyboard preferences.
  5. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    Yeah my CMD works as it should.

    Sometimes, it copies/pastes and at other times, it gives me that sounds saying no.


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