OS X Paste Function Sucks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by puma1552, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    Why is it that anytime I want to paste something, it always pastes it a line above where my cursor is?

    For example, if I want to post a link somewhere, I hit enter twice so that there is one line of blank space between my last typing and where the new link wil go. The cursor blinks where it should but 100% of the time without fail, when I actually two finger tap for my right click and the menu box pops up with the options for cut/copy/paste/etc, the blue line of highlighting where its going to paste into is a line above where the cursor is, so I end up with no blank space between the link and the last text.

    What gives? Please don't say "Well just hit return twice then" because we all know if windows did this the Mac community would crucify it for being stupid.

    WHY does it do this???
  2. miiles macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2008
    I have no idea, it definitely isn't something normal though fyi.
  3. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    As in it's not normal for me since it works properly for everyone else or as in it's not normal for everyone?

    This happens on both my Macs.
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Well, the solution is clear. You're the problem! :p

    But seriously, what software are you using here? If it's happening on both of your Macs, chances are it's the product of some program you've installed.
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Paste on a Mac is identical to a PC. I'm not sure what the problem is.
  6. tallguy macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    It works fine for me so it must be something wrong on your end. I think that's what you were trying to ask but nobody was really giving you a straight answer. Does your problem still occur when you paste using command v?
  7. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Works fine here as well, never had a problem.
  8. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Can you please clarify what you mean about the "blue line of highlighting where its going to paste". You should only get blue highlighting if you drag to select. Are you getting the highlighting as soon as you right-click?
  9. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Try the "command" + "V" to paste and see if that works...

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