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Copy & Paste not working

asked 2019-02-13 13:35:02 +0200

benn gravatar image

updated 2019-02-13 16:06:13 +0200

Hi, I'm using LO on Antergos Linux with KDE Plasma Version: 5.15.0, Kernel Version: 4.20.7-arch1-1-ARCH, OS Type: 64-bit, no real changes made after ordinary installation (only changed the theme in LO from breeze to breeze dark). Copy and Paste is working between all other programs flawlessly and also inside LO, but it is not possible to copy anything into LO or out there. The first time I used Lo I cloud paste something into LO but not out again, but pasting in also stopped working. Really annoying! I tried as said here in the forum an on other places in the internet, delete user directory, restart in safe mode delete everything and also restarted the system afterwards, several times. Still not working!

Thanks in advance!

edit: c&p from Impress into a program outside the LO-universe is possible, but not the other way round

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answered 2019-02-13 14:50:41 +0200

Opaque gravatar image

updated 2019-02-13 14:50:56 +0200


this is a known bug please see LO Bugzilla. The problem seems to be in the package libobasis6.2-kde-integration- (if you use the packages delivered by You may get around this by deinstalling this package but you'd to deal with GNOME-like dialogs (file picker etc.)

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thank you for your quick answer Opaque. There is one problem I have. I can't find the package you mentioned and after de-installation of all LO components and a new installation of libreoffice-fresh-6.2.0-3 there was a "kio: for KF5 KDE desktop integration" in the installation dialog and the problem still occurred. Couldn't figure out how to skip this. So I installed the libreoffice-still package (seems to come without the integration). There c&p is working. Thanks again for the hint :-) If anyone has already an idea how to skip the "KDE desktop integration" in Antergos/Arch (I simply used "sudo pacman -S libreoffice-fresh") let me know. But not so important in bugzilla they say: "KDE5: Fix selection clipboard: It will be available in 6.2.1."

benn gravatar imagebenn ( 2019-02-13 15:51:55 +0200 )edit

Please notice what I wrote in parenthesis "(if you use the packages delivered by". This was very intentionally since there are hundredth of distrubutions of Linux out there and from your comment I take the guess, that you are using pacman's version of LibreOffice. I cannot comment on pacman's libreoffice, since I never used this.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-02-13 16:05:25 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-03-01 04:35:29 +0200

I have exactly the same problem on the same OS. I already filed a bug. Any advances?

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answered 2019-03-23 19:44:51 +0200

It happened when Writer (x64) under Windows 10 Pro 1809 was open for longer than a day and memory use was above 50 %, as indicated by Task Manager. After restarting Writer the problem disappeared. It seems to be a memory management issue probably in relation to OS and not exclusively of Writer.

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