What is going on with COPY PASTE?

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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I select a layer. It is clearly highlighted by the bounding box. I press CTRL+C and then CTRL+V and the previous thing I copied is pasted. I try again, same thing. I stare at the keyboard and press CTRL and C to be sure I'm not making a mistake and it still pastes the previous item that isn't selected and clearly wasn't copied.

 

I go to the Edit menu and press Copy and then press CTRL+V and it works.

 

I have done this same process at least five times in this document. Each time I am absolutely 100% certain I pressed CTRL+C and Photoshop randomly decides whether to put the object into the clipboard or not.

 

Why in god's name is a feature from the '70s tripping up Photoshop? I just want to copy/paste objects. I'm not trying to be cutting edge here!

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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When Photoshop starts to act "weird", a good old reset of the Preferences often solves the issue. Within the General tab of the Photoshop Preferences is the button Reset Preferences On Quit.

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Sometmes just closing and restarting Photoshop will fix minor problems.

If that doesn't do it, then I agree with Michael's suggestion to reset preferences.

If resetting preferences doesn't do it, then you may need to uninstall/reinstall using Adobe CC Cleaner tool.

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