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Today, I found when I copy from one application into my clipboard, the clipboard cannot be pasted into another application.

The next application has its own clipboard.

If I paste into the first application I see what I just copied.

If I paste into the second application I see what I copied perhaps an hour ago.

So, clipboard copy and paste has become application specific.

How do I turn this off?

Thanks.

EDIT, I'm on Mac 10.13.6, and I could not copy between Firefox and Chrome. Rebooting cured the problem.

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  • Does this happen between all applications or only specific ones? Do you have any helper apps like Hazel, TextExpander or similar installed? Which version of macOS are you running?
    – nohillside
    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:57
  • Telling us the applications concerned would be very handy... One other possibility is to take an image then import that image...
    – Solar Mike
    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:09
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    Might be the same issue as apple.stackexchange.com/questions/332568/…, however there's no answer there yet either.
    – Lizzan
    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:17
  • @Lizzan one of the comments may be relevant ie the difference between the use of control key compared to the command key...
    – Solar Mike
    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:33
  • I'm on Mac 10.13.6, and I could not copy between Firefox and Chrome. Rebooting cured the problem. I don't have any helper apps like that.
    – Insight
    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:59

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I had no helper applications installed.

Since upgrading to Mojave, this issue has not reoccured.

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