Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 9:34 AM (in response to BirdDog1104)
Copy = Command-C
Paste = Command -V
What message of problem do you encounter when you use either of those?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to Klaus1)
thanks for the response. I am familiar with the keyboard short cuts of Command C and Command V for Copy and Paste. I have used the IMAC since 2007. The specific problem is I can use Command C or the Edit Copy from the menu bar. It is when you go to paste from the clipboard (the area where all copies are stored in the interim). It is not allowing to paste. The Menu bar has the paste functions greyed out. In fact, trying to drag a file from my desktop of from one foldet to another in finder does not work either.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 3:17 PM (in response to BirdDog1104)
Go to Home/Library/Preferences and delete the file com.apple.finder.plist
Now repair permissions (takes quite a while in Leopard).
When finished, reboot you Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:26 PM (in response to Klaus1)
I did as suggested by deleting the file com.apple.finder.plist, then did a repair permission using Disk Utility and rebooted. The problem persists and am still not able to copy or paste
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 2:12 AM (in response to BirdDog1104)
Then try a SMC reset:
Resetting the SMC (System Management Controller) on Intel-based Macs:
Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 1:29 PM (in response to Klaus1)
Thanks for the assistance. It turns out there was a virus blocking my cut and paste capabilities. As soon as I started to run the program, the functionality returned.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to BirdDog1104)
I am intrigued! What program was it you started running?
And you appear to have found the first ever virus to affect OS X!