Paste into field issue

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Tue Jul 17 01:32:13 EDT 2007

This is a well-known, well-documented bug, and it seems that it is from the
Metacard days.  The Rev clipboard is not a reliable way of moving data
between programs, and the keyboard shortcut (on Mac OSX) will stop working
occasionally, then perhaps start working again.  These are two separate
issues already in Fixzilla.

Using the mouse to choose paste will work for me. (G5 OSX 10.4.9)

My workaround for the command-V failure is to use a program I have called
MenuMaster to set the control-V to be the copy menu choice.  When the cmd-V
stops working, I use cntr-V.

Sometimes I go for weeks without incident, and some days it happens several
times.  Alas, no recipe that I can define.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On 7/16/07 8:29 PM, "Timothy Miller" <gandalf at>

> I copy a web page. A page out of Wikipedia, actually. Command-A, then
> Command-C. It's not a real big page. Maybe three screens.
> I move to my stack, already open, put the cursor in a field, and try
> to paste. The "edit" menu item blinks blue for a moment, but nothing
> happens.
> I move to Stickies, paste into a sticky note. No problem. The whole
> page is pasted instantly. I copy the contents of the sticky note,
> move back to my Rev stack, put the cursor into a field and paste. Now
> the paste happens immediately.
> I'm using Studio.
> I first noticed it on my G3 500 mhz Powerbook. I now see the same
> thing happens with my 466 mhz G4.
> The Activity Monitor indicates no page-outs, so it looks like memory
> is not an issue. Closing all other applications doesn't help.
> If I try to copy a smaller piece of a web page, then I can paste it
> into a field in Rev.
> Is this normal behavior? Is it well-known? I don't recall hearing
> about it before.
> Tim
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