Clipboard Anomally [BUG]?

MisterX b.xavier at
Fri Nov 10 02:12:21 EST 2006

on windows, you just cannot rely on menu shortcuts, anywhere... 

On Metacard they work though! Though the clipboard has it's issues too in MC
(like text between backslashed being stripped out! MC v2.5.1)

Launching new apps to paste into them certainly works (however, you will
loose your rev stack's selection for which another frontscript is needed)...

Lots of bugzillas since 2.1.2 have been posted but these features don't seem
to be tested for long because they go through every PC release unchecked...

I made a plugin 2 years ago to address this issue but it was ignored at
large as I remember - but it works great here! Trying to fix the html
problems of pasting out of rev also didn't work as I posted a week or 2 ago
- but that post too was ignored at large...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at 
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jim Ault
> Sent: Friday, 10 November, 2006 07:26
> To: How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: Clipboard Anomally [BUG]?
> On 11/9/06 9:32 PM, "Chipp Walters" <chipp at> wrote:
> > Kay,
> > 
> > Can you paste via the menu? If so, then I imagine there is 
> a problem 
> > with the key shortcut, which would be an IDE bug and you 
> could create 
> > a frontscript plugin to override (if you really had to have this 
> > functionality now). If you cannot paste via the menu, then 
> perhaps you 
> > can put in the msg
> > box: 
> The keyboard shortcut not working for cut, copy, paste on Mac 
> OSX and Rev
> 2.6.1 and for 2.7.2 has been discussed before (not sure about 
> WinXP).  I experience it every week and just start using the 
> menu when it occurs.
> Restarting Rev will fix it, but when developing, it is not 
> worth the restart just for this.  This is not limited to text 
> between apps, but also copy object, paste object, duplicate 
> object within Rev.
> >From my days of programming with Excel intensively on Win 
> and Mac, the
> clipboard has many definitions (bit maps, charts, cell 
> ranges, spinners,
> etc) that I got used to clipboard data not being 
> 'transportable' between apps.  I just assumed that Rev was 
> managing the clipboard in its own way and the compatibility 
> with the system clipboard environment was not perfect.
> I could be wrong and it is a bug.  My opinion is not to trust 
> the Rev clipboard, just like the Excel variations I found.
> Jim Ault
> Las Vegas
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