I see that this bug is a bit old, early February. But I am experiencing it now. I’m expecting that text I copy in preview mode will go to the clipboard in rich text. In reality, nothing is happening — nothing is copying at all.
I do see that if I don’t hit Cmd+A, but just use my mouse to highlight the text, then Cmd+C works.
Running Big Sur 11.2.2 on an M1 Mac. Obsidian v.0.12.1.
I’ve had this problem for the longest time. Switching out of vim mode in the editor and then back into vim mode fixed it for me. (I see there is now a quiz before letting you do this which was added since I set that the first time. I can imagine that this saves a lot of questions.)
Still doesn’t seem to work - clipboard empty regardless of how I select text so getting content to Google Docs is difficult.
Logseq got around this by offering a quick ‘export as HTML’ (or plain text) option which saves to the clipboard (with associated mime type set so it pastes in correctly to most applications). It works really well, retaining formatting.
The only workaround I’ve found is to export to a PDF then copy/paste the text from there. Not ideal.
This is also occuring on mobile (Android) as well. When clicked on “Select All”, the title is also marked as selected, and the toolbar to let you copy and share stuff just simply completely disappeared.
Start a fresh obsidian vault, create a note with a text body. Toggle reading mode. Select all + copy (ctrl a, ctrl c).
I would expect to see the entire note copied, as shown.
Nothing is added to the clipboard. I can copy the content if the note title is not selected (only the text body).
Operating system: Win 10
Obsidian version: v0.14.2
Installer version: v0.14.2
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19043
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Safe mode: on
I’m also seeing this issue. Everything is up to date on Mac, I tried using the default theme, tried various vaults. no change. At some point Cmd+C just stops working and the hotkey even disappears from the menu (I have ckecked my hotkey mapping, and the VIM keybindings, no issue there).
Restarting Obdisian fixes it for a few minutes, then at some point copying stops working again. (Still works in all other apps, btw.)
I had the same problems for some days that Cmd + C wouldn’t work.
I deactivated all of my plugins and the copy command would work again. So I reactivated one plugin after another to find the responsible plugin. Seems to me the problem is related to the Calendar plugin.
As soon as I reactivate it Cmd + C won’t work. Maybe someone als can verify this.
Excellent. At least I now know what is causing this. As soon as I switched off the Calendar plugin, Control +C works. I went back into Calendar and enabled it and then found that Control +C is assigned as a hotkey to open the calendar view. If you disable this, then Control +C works and so does Control +A with Control +C