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I'm running Ubuntu 9.04, and out of the blue i can no longer use copy/paste key-shortcuts.
I imagine, if i restart my computer i will be able to, but that is rather a pain than an option!

  1. Type "hello" into Text Editor
  2. Highlight the text "hello"
  3. Press Ctrl+c
  4. See the text become unhighlighted (is this normal?)
  5. Press Ctrl+v
  6. See the word "network" get pasted in.. perhaps that was the last thing I copied when it was still working?

How can I fix/reset the clipboard?

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I rebooted my computer, it works now. Reminds me of windows. –  Alex Black Nov 2 '10 at 20:04
    
Do you use XChat ? –  JanC Nov 3 '10 at 0:59
    
No, I don't use XChat –  Alex Black Nov 3 '10 at 14:07
    
In your Text Editor Edit Menu, does your Cut/Copy/Paste entry have the good shortcut ? –  teo96 Jan 2 '11 at 14:01
    
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It sounds as if you've got some kind of a clipboard manager thingy running, maybe.

No, the text should not become unhighlighted when you press Ctrl-C. The text becomes unhighlighted when some other application copies something else and overwrites your clipboard contents. You need to find out what this other program is and stop it.

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When the problem started, I wasn't using a clipboard manager. To try to fix it, I installed parcellite, it didn't help, so I removed it. –  Alex Black Nov 3 '10 at 14:08

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