Issue 67683 - Can't paste from clipboard after copying from certain programs
Summary: Can't paste from clipboard after copying from certain programs
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-22 15:38 UTC by kimbastin
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

Zipped clipboard files (664 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2006-08-06 02:19 UTC, kimbastin
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Description kimbastin 2006-07-22 15:38:51 UTC
Steps to reproduce: Select and copy text in Forte Agent (newsreader). Attempt to
paste into OOo Writer.

What happens: Nothing. The text does not paste, either with Ctrl-V or via the
Edit menu. In the Edit menu, both the Paste and the Paste Special options are
greyed out.

What should happen: Text should paste.

Comment 1: If the text is pasted into TextPad (text editor) and re-copied there,
it then pastes normally into Writer.

Comment 2: The text can be dragged-and-dropped from Agent into Writer.

Comment 3: Similar behaviour has been reported with other software in the
OpenOffice forum, e.g.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-07-23 14:51:17 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 kimbastin 2006-07-24 03:49:19 UTC
Further to above report:

Comment 4: If the application from which the text was copied is closed before
pasting, paste into Writer works normally.

Comment 3 eric.savary 2006-07-24 08:38:10 UTC
Changed priority.
Comment 4 kpalagin 2006-08-05 20:10:46 UTC
Any chance you could do the following next time you hit the problem:
click Start, Run, type "clipbrd.exe", OK, then in Clipbook Viewer click File, 
Save As, type in the name of the file and attach the file to this issue?
Comment 5 kimbastin 2006-08-06 02:19:26 UTC
Created attachment 38293 [details]
Zipped clipboard files
Comment 6 kimbastin 2006-08-06 02:22:22 UTC
Attachment contains two files created as follows:

Copy text from Forte Agent to clipboard, run clipbrd.exe, save as agent_open.CLP.
Copy text from Forte Agent to clipboard, close Agent, run clipbrd.exe, save as
Both files in zipped archive.

Comment 7 eric.savary 2006-08-14 15:27:39 UTC
ES->AMA: as derscribed. clpbrd.exe from Windows shows at least plain text. But
the clipboard is not activated in OOo.
Comment 8 billp 2010-01-12 13:44:12 UTC
This problem has been reported on the OOo Community forum when
copying from Firefox 3.6 RC1 to OOo 3.1.1 on Windows 7. I see the same problem
on Vista. The paste options remain grayed out in OOo 3.1.1 until Firefox is
closed. After Firefox closes, the content can be pasted in OOo 3.1.1. Paste
works normally in other applications (WordPad, Notepad++) without closing Firefox.