(SOLVED) What happened to copy and paste?


#1

Copying and pasting events is not working, it appears for a second that I can paste the event that I just copied but when I click it, it just don’t work.
I tried ctrl+c and ctrl+v inside an event and it copies it but when I try it on another event it doesn’t.
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Something went wrong with the copy and paste in beta 103, I’ll get back to 102 until it’s fixed, really hope this gets addressed soon.


#2

maybe some sort of installation error.
I can copy just fine. Even between different gd instances & scenes.


#3

Weird, I’ll try re-installing now and let you know what happened.


#4

@Slash Nope … same problem after reinstalling.


#5

Hmm.
What size are we talking about?
Like 50 mb worth of events?
Does the error occur on 1 single simple line?
Could be a memory issue


#6

@Slash Hmm… I don’t think it’s a memory issue at all as all previous betas work just fine with me (since like beta 30). this one feels like a bug. I can’t copy and paste any line, but everything else is working just fine, Gdevelop is installed on an ssd with 8 gb of ram, I never had this issue before with gdevelop, so weird.
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I’m downloading beta 102 and will give it a try and see …


#7

really weird.
i just tryed with like 50mb event size. copy paste still works for me. strl +C / right click, both work.

are you using the windows version? Do you use any of the new event functions?


#8

Ok so this kinda weird, I think the problem is with me not gdevelop, I tried beta 102, 98 and the problem still exists whether it’s my project or a blank project.
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I even got into appdata to remove any thing from gdevelop and do a clean install and still the problem is there.
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I don’t know what is wrong really, this never happened before, I really can’t work like that.


#9

You use a touchscreen or a mouse or a pen/stylet?
If a recent version works for you which is?

On desktop you can see the content of your clipboard, do a copy of an event and in a plain text software do the paste shortcut.

You should seen something starting by :

{“000kind”:“GDEVELOP_EventsAndInstructions_CLIPBOARD_KIND-jsBdHbLy912y8Rc”,“content”:{ …

If the clipboard didn’t containt this kind of text, tell us.

If you can see that but not paste the event in GD with a shortcut maybe a button works for you?


#10

@Bouh Alright so here is the event I copied


and here is when I paste it as text (in Notepad):

Could you explain more, I don’t understand this part…


#11

@Bouh This is weird, whenever I try copying this part and then paste it:

Untitled3
I get this:

GRAYqLPrMWCnxwDxHyCapmgYTypH3f54XqkLYfxhZ
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what is that?


#12

@Bouh do you know how can I fix this?


#13

This is just different type of content (event or action or condition) in your clipboard.

You have the paste button with right click. And for action/condition you have these buttons:

Btw you can change the shortcut of copy/paste in the preferences of GDevelop !


#14

So I managed to fix it by re-installing my windows … Not the best fix yes but it works now.
Now I think I know why the copy and paste wasn’t working and I’ll explain down below:
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A couple of days ago I found this tool called “Windows 10 debloater” … basically what it does > it deletes all of the unnecessary programs that comes with windows 10 (games and useless programs and stuff like that) making windows 10 boot significantly faster (in less than 6 seconds in my case and sometimes even 4 seconds which is crazy) and the overall performance of windows much better.
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Everything was working just fine but apparently this tool gets into the registry and other deep places that it did something with the copy and paste …
I found today that not only gdevelop had problems with copy and paste but it happened inside my windows when I try to copy folders or files and other stuff (sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t).
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So would I recommend “Windows 10 debloater” ?
Yes I would but only if you’re not a game developer or you don’t work with heavy programs like photoshop, illustrator, gdevelop and stuff like that, it’s best if you’re a gamer (it can help a lot with cpu usage and ram usage) if your pc is struggling a bit, kinda sad that I won’t be able to use it now but it’s alright, I got a new SSD so I think everything will be alright.
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If anyone is curios about “Windows 10 debloater” … it’s 100% safe and I used it for many months, here is the link on github: https://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater
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Anyway problem solved…
Thanks a lot for helping : )


#15

You might want to open an issue to let them know about the issue you had so they can try and prevent this from happening to other people :eyes:


#16

@arthuro555 well it’s about a tool “Windows 10 debloater” not gdevelop related so yeah … no need for that I believe, at first I thought it was gdevelop related but it wasn’t. Gdevelop is working just fine as it is.


#17

Yes I meant put up an issue on the Windows 10 debloater github