copy/paste is duplicating

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  1. caspian915 macrumors member

    caspian915

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I'm having a random issue with my work computer - the copy and paste (the key command at least) is duplicating everything I paste, e.g.,

    This is what I pasteThis is what I paste

    A restart didn't did fix this issue. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
    sps
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Are you pasting with a keyboard shortcut or a menu item?

    If the former, play with the "sticky keys" setting. (Key Repeat Rate)
     
  3. caspian915 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I'll give that at try. I'm only temporarily on a Mac (unfortunately), so it
    may be a moot point. However, it is annoying.

    I did discover that it mainly seems to happen while using ZuluPad. Is it a bug with that program perhaps?
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Have you mucked around in ZuluPad preferences?
     
  5. caspian915 thread starter macrumors member

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    ZuluPad's prefs are pretty bare bones and nothing about nothing about key rate/response/sticky keys.

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  6. caspian915 thread starter macrumors member

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    I believe I found the problem: ZuluPad's paste function works with cmd + v AND ctrl + v. When you use the first, it pastes it twice (inexplicably). When you use the latter, it pastes once correctly.

    Presumably this is a bug related to the fact that ZuluPad is a cross-platform program. I really like WikidPad, but it's a Win only program. ZuluPad is the closest equivalent I have found for a plain text editor + wiki pad.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Ha! I once ran across a thread wherein a new Mac user wanted to change Copy and Paste work with Control rather than Command. He'd love Zulu Pad! :D
     

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