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Photoshop CS5 Clipboard Issue (Win 7)

Jan 3, 2012 12:13 PM

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    Jan 20, 2012 9:53 AM   in reply to Interceptor One

    I would hope that JDownloader has fixed the problem by now.  It was definitely a problem in the past.

     
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    Jan 20, 2012 10:01 AM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Just lettin' ya know...

     
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    Jan 25, 2012 6:23 AM   in reply to JanGeloen

    Well, I figured it out (for me at least).

    Thanks to Interceptor_One! He gave me the hint.

     

    I had NIK Color Effex Pro installed, uninstalled it -> Copy + Paste etc. works fine.

     

    Actually I think NIK Software is buggy as hell

     

    Greez,

    Mazeme

     
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    Jan 28, 2012 1:27 AM   in reply to JanGeloen

    Hi everyone, I am experiencing the same exact bug.

     

    Pasting from the clipboard stops working after a certain time. I am also running Windows 7 64bit, Photoshop 64bit, and have 8 GIGs of ram installed. My pasting from the clipboard stops working after a few hours of designing. Pasting in from illustrator, screen caps etc. Obvisouly this  issue is with photoshop and or memory. When the pasting from the clipboard stops working I can't even paste in text into photoshop! Even if I clear the clipboard and all history within photoshop.

     

    Ironically, whatever I have I can still paste in Illustrator CS5. So how could it be a windows clipboard issue? Wondering if this is an obscure bug or what?

     
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    Jan 28, 2012 9:50 AM   in reply to fcastro75

    fcastro75 wrote:

     

    Hi everyone, I am experiencing the same exact bug.

     

    Have you tried removing any plug-ins you might have installed?

     
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    Jan 28, 2012 1:39 PM   in reply to acresofgreen

    Not running any plugins aside from the stock photoshop ones.

     
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    Jan 28, 2012 3:59 PM   in reply to JanGeloen

    Many thanks to all the posts above.  I tried all of them.  Photoshop CS5 32 bit does not have the problem.  I never noticed that because I always use 64 bit.

     

    The only solution that restored the paste function was to completely remove the NIK presets folder from the "Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)/Plug-ins" folder. 

     

    NIK has a problem with their 64 bit support!

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Guy

     
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    Feb 16, 2012 8:18 AM   in reply to GuyJr

    I dont have any NIK presets folder and i get this issue. Its really freaking annoying.

     
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    Feb 16, 2012 8:27 AM   in reply to genoism

    This whole clipboard issue is a huge CF. I don't use any plugins and have the same problems. I have resolved myself to the fact that Adobe will probably never fix it. Mostly because they want to point the blame somewhere else - even though that every app on my system works with the clipboard perfectly and consistently.

     

    ::face palm::

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 1:29 PM   in reply to JanGeloen

    I have the same problem. When I disable OpenGL Drawing (Edit - Preference - un check Enable OpenGL Drawing) I can copy & paste normaly

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:15 PM   in reply to truonganhtu

    Interesting - that would mean that something in your OpenGL driver is causing problems for the clipboard.

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 5:34 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    I tried all the solutions in this thread.  The only one that works consistently is removing the NIK plugins entirely.  I bundled all the NIK plugins in the plugin subdirectory into one subdirectory named "NIK".  When I need to use the clipboard I simply move the "NIK" directory out of the photoshop plugin directory.  I moved all the non photoshop plug ins including "NIK" into the auxiliary plugin directory. 

     

    I haven't gone so far as to try to identify which of the NIK modules have the problem.  I'll probably leave that up to the NIK folk.

     

    Guy

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 6:04 PM   in reply to GuyJr

    Have you checked with Nik to see if they have an update that fixes the bug in their plugins?

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 6:10 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Yes, I downloaded and installed all the latest updates.  NIK claims it isn't their problem.  I have a lot of plugins:

     

    Digimarc

    EPP_Pro

    FocalPoint 2.0.plugin

    FocusMagic.plugin

    OnOne

    Panels

    Photomatix

    Topaz

     

    NIK isn't in right now because I need to use the clipboard.

     

    I don't want to go back and undo all the registry fixes I made but that might show some interaction with the clipboard.  Right now I am happy I have a solution that works consistently and is repeatable.

     

    Guy

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 7:47 PM   in reply to GuyJr

    The problem goes away when the Nik plugins are disabled - yeah, that should be a clue that it's their bug.

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 8:24 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    No, more like that's a clue hat there is a bug. The rest is circumstantial. Seems to me, anyway. However, the impetus lies with Nik, as they want their software to operate as a plug-in to Photoshop. The clash my very well be unavoidable.

     

    Correct me if I am in error, but Nik's software will function without Photoshop, so it may be a case of unfortunate circumstances.

     

    I would hate to be a judge having to decide who's at fault. Sounds like a messy divorce case. Maybe the two should never have gotten together in the first place!

     

    Maybe we need to get past the idea of a "bug". Just where is that critter and where did it take up residence?

     
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    Feb 23, 2012 5:23 AM   in reply to Hudechrome

    At first I thought the problem was with how Adobe wrote the plug-in interface specification.  That's why I consolidated each vendor's plug-ins in their own sub directory.  That made it easier to move the plug-ins in and out of the Photoshop plug-in directory. 

     

    I was surprised after the 3+ years of posts on this problem that NIK was the only one that consistently creates the problem.  So NIK does have a problem with one or more of their plug-ins. 

     

    That is not to say there isn't some interaction with one or more of the registry fixes outlined in these posts.  I applied them all.  It could be that one or more of the registry patches fixed problems with other vendors.  In that case then Adobe shares part of the problem.

     

    Now that I have a solution that works, I have no further incentive to help trouble shoot vendor problems. 

     

    Guy

     
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:29 AM   in reply to GuyJr

    GuyJr wrote:

     

    At first I thought the problem was with how Adobe wrote the plug-in interface specification.

     

    In a certain sense, this actually could be considered part of the root cause...

     

    What I mean by that is that Photoshop allows plug-ins to run in its address space.  Basically, at its core a plug-in is just a subprogram that Photoshop calls.  This is powerful.  But with great power comes great responsibility not to screw up the parent environment!

     

    I think a lot of problems come from the observation that plug-in writers always seem to want to do more than they're allowed to do within the plug-in SDK, by tinkering with that host environment...  Things like put their own menus up, open new panels, and a whole host of other things they think will differentiate their product from the crowd.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 25, 2012 10:07 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Nik isn't exactly a newcomer, so you might think they would get the facts straight.

     

    It's interesting that, of all the alternate photo editing software out there, DxO might want to be a plug-in but they studiously avoid that, thankfully. But even there, DxO open and Bridge open, if you drag from Bridge to DxO, Bridge goes down.

     

    It's also interesting that reindeer graphics has plug-ins for PS, but they show up under a different Menu than the others do. They have never been a problem.

     
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    Feb 25, 2012 10:44 AM   in reply to Hudechrome

    Hudechrome wrote:

     

    It's also interesting that reindeer graphics has plug-ins for PS, but they show up under a different Menu than the others do. They have never been a problem.

     

    Where do they show up, exactly?

     

    Different types of plug-ins do go in different places...  For example, Automation plug-ins go in the File - Automate menu.  Filter plug-ins - the ones we most often think of - of course go in the FIlter menu. Submenus are sanctioned.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 25, 2012 1:41 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    The Reindeer Graphics plug-in, Select Edges, opens under Select. I don't know about the others.

     

    Just looked at their website, which is incomplete at the moment. Of interest is, under Optiplex, a function called refocus, which they say is not the same as sharpening. They both use deconvolution. I believe they were the folks that led me to Richardson-Lucy. The only images where I could actually use it were my Tech Pan images, which are on a micrograin stock. The results, back around the turn of the millennia, if not earlier, showed gonzo sharpening!

     

    Hmmmm.....refocus. I could use that!

     

    I could not get anywhere else as the site is incomplete.

     

    I have to re-investigate their products.

     
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    Feb 26, 2012 12:15 AM   in reply to Hudechrome

    Same problem... tried the registry approach, but not still not working.

    PS CS 5.1 x64 doesn'y like the clipboard.

     
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:03 AM   in reply to IgorDR

    IgorDR, read this entire (dauntingly huge) thread.  You'll find there are several reasons people have found it can fail, not least of which is the presence of Nik plug-ins.  Do you have those?

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 26, 2012 11:41 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Yes, that's exactly my case, I have the latest Nik plugins installed.

     
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    Feb 26, 2012 12:55 PM   in reply to IgorDR

    Please remove them and check again. If Clipboard works, add them back one at a time annd see if there is one culprit, then get back here.

     
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    Mar 18, 2012 12:38 PM   in reply to JanGeloen

    I am having the same problem in CS5.5. Except I am trying to save a layer so that i can place it into a new file. My paste option is not functionsing at all, whether by shortcut, right click or edit toolbar.

     
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    Mar 18, 2012 2:14 PM   in reply to jeaniecorrea

    Jeanie, have you read through this thread?  There are some plug-ins identified herein that interfere with Photoshop.

     

    If you don't believe you have the problem cause(s) listed above in this thread (e.g., Nik plug-ins, etc.), perhaps it would be a good idea if you would describe exactly what you're doing, down to the mouse movement and keystroke.  There's always the possibility that you expect something to work one way when actually it works another way.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Mar 31, 2012 3:43 AM   in reply to JanGeloen

    It seems that this question is yet unanswered... I have/had the same problem in Photoshop 64 bit on Windows 7, and even though the issue is still there, I'd like to share a weird workaround that works for me. I simply hold down PrntScr (print screen) and then press Alt. Note, you mustn't release PrntScr until you see the "hourglass"-symbol popping up. You usually use the Alt-button when you want to do a printscreen of a portion of the screen, but that won't work if you for instance are inside Photoshop, for exampel creating a tutorial, and want the selected menu to be printscreened as well. But, if you do it the other way around, PrntScr+Alt, it somehow clears the print screen cache. This works every time for me, hopefully it can help someone else!

     

    /Helena

     
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    Mar 31, 2012 2:18 AM   in reply to Hudechrome
    1. I remved all the Nik plugins and the clipboard restarts working correctly
    2. I downloaded all the latest versions
    3. Then, I installed Silver Efex Pro and it still works
    4. Then, I installed Viveza and it still works
    5. Then, I installed Color Efex Pro and it STOPPED WORKING
     
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    Mar 31, 2012 7:50 AM   in reply to IgorDR

    Did you add them together or did you install one check, uninstall that one install the next etc? It's important to know if it is cumulative or  individual.

     
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    Mar 31, 2012 11:35 AM   in reply to Hudechrome

    3-5 steps are incremental, I didn't remove the previous before installing the new one

     
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    Mar 31, 2012 12:49 PM   in reply to IgorDR

    I know it's tedious but it might me even more informative to install each app separately, and then also reverse the buildup. Install Color Efex first.

     
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    Apr 1, 2012 9:20 PM   in reply to Hudechrome

    Color Efex Pro sounds like it might be the issue.  When I return from my photo safari in a couple weeks I'll check it out and let you know.

     

    Many thanks to IgorDR for sleuthing out a likely suspect!  It's too bad the NIK folk don't have anything on this.

     

    Thanks . . . Guy

     
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    Apr 18, 2012 7:09 PM   in reply to JanGeloen

    Registered just to give my 2 cents.

     

    Landed here in search for a solution for this problem and it seemed to be plugin-caused. I started to uninstalling what I have..

     

    It ended up being the xNormal and its PS plugin. After uninstalled, my clipboard issues were gone. So if anyone who reads this has xNormal installed, it's worth a shot to uninstall it and see if it solved.

     
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    Apr 18, 2012 10:11 PM   in reply to alienretro

    So far no one has commented on my ultrasimple workaround (from march 31), does it only work for me?

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 5:32 AM   in reply to nothgirl

    I don't see anything like you describe. Holding down Alt or not makes no difference, nor do I see an hourglass. But then, I don't see these problems either.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 8:35 AM   in reply to nothgirl

    nothgirl,

     

    works for me -- using your PrtScrn + Alt combination clears the pixel dimensions of the previous image on PS clipboard, which seems to be at least part of the underlying problem. Might even be a clue for troubleshooting the software. Thanks!

     

    gbriney

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 8:49 AM   in reply to nothgirl

    I have a screen shot program that interferes with the key combination you recommend. However, when I unload that program from memory and press the your key combination, I get a screen shot of the whole screen. But then, if I copy anything else to the clipboard, PhotoShop behaves as it should. So your method works for me if I disable my own screen print program and if I take a screen shot first of the whole screen. Then...perfect.

     

    Thanks for this idea.

     

    -wick

     
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    Apr 26, 2012 10:08 AM   in reply to JanGeloen

    I have this issue in CS4, CS5, and its been a pain for a long time. Installed CS6 beta, and no more problem! All the same plugins, and all the same settings, just dont have the issue in CS6 anymore. So I'm sticking with that for all my Photoshop needs.

     
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    Jun 5, 2012 12:46 PM   in reply to JanGeloen

    Hi, Just trying to add a little more of my findings with this problem  2 days ago I upgraded my pc to an AMD phenom X3, 4GB RAM, new install of Windows 7 64bit and Photoshop CS5 32/64 bit default plugins etc.. I updated drivers etc... yet I have the copy/paste problem I tried all workarounds and patches and no avail I even tried installing CS6 and still same problem..

     

    Buuut! I noticed I only have this problem when I open existing PSD I have in my drive, which I created in my previouse machine with PS CS5 in Windows XP.

     

    What I want to do is open an existing psd so as to copy a clip and later paste into another project but I can´t the copy/paste options in edit are grayed out.

     

    I can drag and drop into another project within PS on a new tab but copy/paste are disabled.  However on a new project in another TAB copy and paste works fine as long as I don´t use any clip previously created in XP!!!!!

     

    Well hopefully I shed some bit of info for someone and I will wait and see if a solution is found...

     
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