I’m running into two issues, and I imagine they are related.
Command-V repeatedly pastes the same thing, a file path, even after having copied other text (using Command-C). I noticed this when I tried to copy the first line of an rtf using “Command-C” and paste it into the “Name” line in the inspector using “Command-V”. Rather than pasting the text, it pastes the path to the file on my Mac (not the item link). This is not the case when I use “copy” on the dropdown menu instead of the “Command-C” shortcut.
When I try to highlight and then copy text using “Command-C” from a DT webarchive document and then use “Command-V” to paste it into an email, it pastes the file path to the document on my Mac rather than the text I highlighted. However, again, when I highlight the same text and click on “copy” from the drop down menu, rather than using the “Command-C” shortcut, and then paste into my email with the “Command-V” shortcut, it pastes the text, as expected.
Are there Copy/Paste preferences somewhere that I am not aware of? It seems that when I attempt to use “Command-C” to copy highlighted text from a document in DT, it pastes the path to the document on my Mac rather than the text itself.
I’ve been googling and haven’t seen a solution. I’m sure this is obvious. I just haven’t figured it out.
Yes. I rebooted it, and then installed the latest Monterey update (Version 12.2).
It is a 2020 M1 MacBook Air, 16GB Memory, 1TB HD. Still have 500GB of free space. Same problem. When I use Command-C and then Command-V, the file path is pasted rather than the highlighted text.
So here’s a thought experiment to come at this from the other direction. @BLUEFROG or @cgrunenberg . If you wanted to erase the Cmd-C shortcut for copy in DT, causing the shortcut to disappear in the dropdown menu, and create a shortcut usind Cmd-C that only copied the File Path of documents in DT, regardless of which text you highlighted, how would you go about doing that? Are there different ways to accomplish this result?
Is it possible that I unintentionally did this at some point?
The only possibility to copy the path is actually via the Path pop-up menu of the Info inspector. But as the name of the menu item is identical to Edit > Copy, I’m not even sure if it’s possible to assign a shortcut via system preferences.