Seriously, what is up with this? Not sure when it started, maybe the past couple days, but copy/paste is a complete pain in the ___ and “works,” but constantly gives an error that requires you to reload or reopen a page to use it.
It is something I do pretty often, and having this issue is just about enough to make me go with another distro. So what is the deal?
Also, would just search through DuckDuckGo or Google what others have tried, but none of the links will actually go to a page. Just says “Ooops, that doesn’t exist anymore or is private” (or something to that effect). Really irritating.
Most old posts are on the old forum now located at https://archived.forum.manjaro.org/ and for google and other search engines to update it’s links, they need to crawl things again to re-index everything.
So back to the OT… copy and paste doesn’t work. How are you doing it? Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V? Highlight text and then use middle mouse button to paste? Select text, right click, Copy and then right click and Paste? Is it just text? Is it just the web browser?
In other words, what are the steps you are following? What happens? What do you think should (or used to) happen?
There are, to the best of my knowledge, no standard shortcuts for copying a link.
Also, it may be that something else is selected in your clipboard. It’s always best to check the clipboard for the active selection if you’ve been copying/pasting a lot, and across applications ─ especially between GTK applications and Qt applications.
Have you checked the shortcut keys in System Settings and perhaps tried to reset them?
Anyways, I was able to isolate the issue. It seems to have been solely Firefox, after doing some messing around, and I think the culprit was “dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled,” which had gotten set to false, most likely when I was messing around with settings in about:config.