Photoshop: Copy and paste text doesn't work

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Why copy and paste text doesn't work ?
Copying text from any application to Photoshop doesn't work !!
For such a "simple" function full licence CC is really too expensive !
Please can you fix asap!!
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henri d anterroches

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Chris Cox

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Copying and pasting text into Photoshop is working quite well for most users.

What Photoshop version are you using?
What OS version are you using?
What application are you copying from?
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Véronique Guerin

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Hello !
I have the same problem : can't copy-paste text from mail or text edit to Photoshop (but I can do it from Chrome, Safari and Firefox.) This is a big loss of time...
This bug appeared with CC2015, my Mac works on OS 10.10.5.
Any solution ? I understand it works quite well with most users but if this problem appears for several persons, it's not quite normal.
Everything is ok with Illustrator or inDesign, so... Maybe some settings to change in Photoshop's preferences ?
Thanks !
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Howdy Véronique,

For what it's worth, I've only heard this complaint twice -- once from you and once from Henri.  I can't help but wonder if there is some setting which you're both using which is triggering this issue.  Are you, by chance, either running the French app or a French version of the OS?  I just checked the French app on 10.11 and didn't have any problem.

If you're having a problem only in PS and not AI or ID, perhaps you have a PS plugin that's creating the issue.  Are you using any third-party plugins?

Thanks,
David
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henri d anterroches

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I've noticed this problem several times on internet.

Adobe Photoshop Version : 2015.0.1 20150722.r.168 2015/07/22:23:59:59 CL 1032103 x64
OS: MAC Yosemite 10.10.5

Copying from all my apps
It's perfectly working from Word but not from Chrome
not inside Photoshop, not from Notes etc.

Thanks for your help.
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Chris Cox

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Chrome has some well known copy and paste problems with other applications.

Copy and Paste inside Photoshop always works, because Photoshop keeps a separate internal keyboard (so nothing will be lost in translation).
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Hello Henri,

What happens when you try to copy/paste text into Photoshop from Word or Chrome?  In theory, you should be able to select the text, copy it, switch to Photoshop, activate a valid text entry field or text layer, and paste.  Is this what you're doing?  What result are you seeing?

Thanks,
David
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Hila Schurr

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Having the same issue.  I am copying graphics from Illustrator into PSD and it asks how I want to paste (pixels, smart object, etc).  It appears to paste the image, but nothing show ups.
using Photoshop 2018 (19.1.4 Release) and OS High Sierra 10.13.4
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