Copy & Paste not always working - randomly
This is a very frustrating bug - around 50% of the times copy & paste won't work. I select an object, press ctrl+C, and then pressing ctrl+V produces nothing as if the clipboard is empty.
I cannot reproduce it as it seems random, sometimes it will copy & paste, sometimes it won't.
This makes working with Illustrator extremely hard.
Might be worth mentioning that copy-pasting from Illustrator into Photoshop resembles the same buggy behavior - it will randomly work or not.
Please advise on how to resolve this.
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Egor Chistyakov commented
It's believed that this could relate with clipboard managers. Do you have any installed?
I have the exact same bug reported here and by other users and also on different sites across the internet. Seems to be called a "generic" issue in previous threads and threads closed even though it has been reported across many versions of Illustrator and different OS setups.
Here’s my description as I’d typed it up before finding this thread:
When I copy an object with try to paste it randomly doesn't work. This is the case for using the shortcut (control C followed by control V) or using the right click menu, or using the top menu. Also occurs when attempting to “paste in front “or “behind”.
I can't replicate it on command. I have the latest version of Ai running on Windows 10, but as mentioned I have also had the same problem intermittently with previous versions, and a cursory search of these forums or the internet reveals many users have encountered the exact same problem with different OSs and Illustrator versions.
It is extremely frustrating and needs to be addressed ASAP, it is making Ai unworkable at the moment!