4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 23, 2017 8:57 AM by Arenigltd

    CUT & PASTE STOPPED WORKING

    Arenigltd

      Photoshop CS5 Ext.  Photoshop is my daily work tool until yesterday when the cut and paste function, within photoshop, stopped working.  Symptoms are: options to copy/cut greyed out in edit menu and ctrl C etc does nothing.  A right click brings up the layer selection menu.

       

      I seem to be able to copy if I lasso with the selection marquee tool but no longer with standard Ctrl C or menus etc.

       

      I have not installed anything new.  I've reinstalled twice since then.


      I know this question has been asked on here before, but there seems not to be an answer coming forward.  Photoshop for me has now become a waste of disk space.

       

      Thanks for your time

      Martin

        • 1. Re: CUT & PASTE STOPPED WORKING
          davescm Adobe Community Professional

          Hi Martin

          Have you a selection made to copy from ?

          I ask this as you said it did work if you selected with the lasso tool.

           

          If you want to copy everything on a layer try using Ctrl+A  which will select all on the layer then Ctrl+C to copy

           

           

          Dave

          • 2. Re: CUT & PASTE STOPPED WORKING
            Arenigltd Level 1

            Hi Dave,

             

            Yes, the lasso bit works, but consider a text box - if I lasso and copy that, it pastes back as rasterized graphic rather than text box.  Yesterday, I could copy it as a text box and paste it back in as a text box all without having to copy it as a layer.  It is broken functionality that was fine yesterday.  I cannot seem to solve the issue.  This despite years of using this software.

            • 3. Re: CUT & PASTE STOPPED WORKING
              davescm Adobe Community Professional

              Hi Martin

              That sounds normal to me (although I don't have CS5 installed - just CS6 and CC2017) .

               

              If you want to duplicate the text - right click on the layer and Duplicate Layer (or press Ctrl+J) - then move/resize as required

               

              Dave

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              • 4. Re: CUT & PASTE STOPPED WORKING
                Arenigltd Level 1

                Hi Dave,

                 

                Yes, it looks like I'm going to have to do it that way for now.  Looking around the various forums it would appear to be not uncommon.  Thanks for replying.

                Cheers
                Martin

                mid Wales