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copy paste not working on windows 8.1 update

Kashif Ali Mian 4 years ago • updated by Dillon Sylvestre 4 years ago 3
After installing updates for windows 8.1 today, copy paste is not working. I tried copying from some m.s word source and try both ctrl+v and manual pasting, but didn't work.
I am encountering the same problem.

In my case, I cannot copy/paste anything from the "viewer" / "editor" panes in Haroopad Windows. CTRL+C simply has no effect: when pasting, it only remembers what you had copied before hitting copy inside Haroopad.

I just upgraded Windows 8.1 to 10 and can confirm both OS's are affected.
For others having trouble with this - a temporary workaround is to just select the text and drag it into the application you need.