Copy and Paste two pieces of text

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by latestmonkey, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

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    (New user of ML from SL so please bear with me.)

    I somehow accidentally pasted two pieces of text that I didn't want to paste.

    I copied TextA (changed my mind)

    then I copied TextB

    When I pasted, both pieces of text were pasted.

    How did I do this? (I do not want to do this.)
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    It sounds like the second go round you accidentally copied both text A and B together. That is the only explanation because OS X will no by default retain two separate clippings in memory for pasting. There are many aftermarket clipboard utilities than have features like this.... but not a standard OS X install.
     
  3. latestmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks. I was going to have to google a way to turn this off if it was an osx default cause I hate it in windows.

    thanks for the response.
     
  4. latestmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, it just happened again. It made a click sound (like a camera shutter) and then when I pasted, the last two things I copied were pasted.

    I'm pretty sure I haven't installed any extensions that would do this.

    The only thing I have is Logitech Control Center.

    Is there a way to find out what extensions are installed on your mac?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You have definitely got an app or something installed doing that. Mountain Lion does not do that.

    I wonder if Logitech Control Center has a setting doing that? Can you look in the System Prefs panel for LCC and see if there is any setting along the lines of a clipboard manager.

    You can also run the below command in Terminal app and that will create a file on your desktop that lists everything running on your computer.

    Code:
    ps -eaf>~/Desktop/activity.txt
     
  6. latestmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It might have been google web clipboard (I was using google spreadsheet this time).

    But I wasn't last time.

    /scratches head
     

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