7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2017 11:37 AM by davescm

    Copy css does not copy anything

    karpiyon Level 1

      Hi,

      I have a shape layer with a gradient applied to it.

      I want to quickly copy the CSS so i right click on the layer and select:

      copy CSS

      When I try to past it the clipboard shows the last copied item as if no CSS was copied.

       

      How to copy the CSS?

      This is a single shape layer - not grouped

        • 1. Re: Copy css does not copy anything
          davescm Adobe Community Professional

          Hi

          Can you give some system details (i.e. Photoshop version OS version etc)

           

          Copy CSS seems to work here on CC2017.1.1 and Windows 10 version 1703 :

           

          I got this from a gradient rounded rectangle similar to yours

           

           

           

           

          .Rounded_Rectangle_1 {

            border-width: 1px;

            border-color: rgb(28, 28, 28);

            border-style: solid;

            border-radius: 10px;

            background-image: -moz-linear-gradient( 90deg, rgb(0,0,0) 0%, rgb(230,162,0) 100%);

            background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient( 90deg, rgb(0,0,0) 0%, rgb(230,162,0) 100%);

            background-image: -ms-linear-gradient( 90deg, rgb(0,0,0) 0%, rgb(230,162,0) 100%);

            opacity: 0.741;

            position: absolute;

            left: 289px;

            top: 211px;

            width: 294px;

            height: 309px;

            z-index: 2;

          }

           

           

          Dave

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          • 2. Re: Copy css does not copy anything
            karpiyon Level 1

            hi

            i am using the same version of PS as you on win7x64

            I right click and it does not copy anything.

            is there a log i can see what is happening?

            • 3. Re: Copy css does not copy anything
              davescm Adobe Community Professional

              Hi,

              Do other functions that copy to the clipboard work e.g. Copy SVG  or Edit Copy. Just to see if it is the clipboard that is the issue.

               

              If Photoshop starts acting strangely , then resetting preferences often restores things back to normal. To do this go to Preferences - General then click Reset Preferences on Quit. Now click OK and close and restart Photoshop.

               

              Third party plug ins have been known to interfere with clipboard functions, so another troubleshooting step is to hold the Shift Key down when starting Photoshop and when given the choice choose Start Photoshop without 3rd party plug ins. This may help isolate whether that is the cause.

               

              Dave

              • 4. Re: Copy css does not copy anything
                karpiyon Level 1

                thank you,

                 

                resetting the preferences fixed this.

                 

                i did this on another machine but before i reset my preferences on  my working pc i want to know exactly what i will reset.

                 

                Will i lose my custom work spaces. my keyboard shortcuts ,  tools setting, macro, macro key bindings, color swatches, panels etc.

                 

                Can i restore what I lose?

                 

                 

                Thank you,

                • 5. Re: Copy css does not copy anything
                  davescm Adobe Community Professional

                  See attached for where preferences are stored and what is stored in each: (it says CS6 but CC works the same way)

                  Photoshop CS6 preference file functions, names, locations

                   

                  You can copy the preference file as a backup.

                   

                  Dave

                  • 6. Re: Copy css does not copy anything
                    karpiyon Level 1

                    I have reset my preferences but that was not necessary even though the problem was in the preferences...

                    In one of the videos i watched, one of the techniques to improve performance was to deselect the option to "Export Clipboard"

                    I re selected it and it is working

                     

                    • 7. Re: Copy css does not copy anything
                      davescm Adobe Community Professional

                      Well it just goes to show - all these years of using Photoshop and I hadn't hit that one.

                      Thanks for coming back and sharing it may help others

                       

                      Dave