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Question: Copy-paste function failure

I suddenly discovered that my copy-paste function in pages doesn't work anymore.

Then trying in other programs, like copy-paste a file in Finder to another place, doesn't work either...

I simply can not choose "paste" anymore (it stays light grey)

What can I do?

Mac mini, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Try running this command in the terminal. Of course you'll have to type it in.

sudo update_dyld_shared_cache

Hit Return after you type in the command. Once the $ prompt shows, you can quit the Terminal.


Sorry, then restart.

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Mar 4, 2018 11:48 AM in response to MayLovemore In response to MayLovemore

You are running the latest OS with an absolute minimum of 4 GB RAM - doubling that would help tremendously.


And, you have CleanmyMac installed? Please follow their uninstall instructions and get rid of it. It cleans so well that it also gets rid of needed system files; other than that, it is of no help whatsoever.


And, Minis traditionally have a slow 5400 rpm hard drive which does everything (read/write) about 33% slower than the default 7200 rpm drive in 27" iMacs. I don't know a lot about Minis, so I'm not sure if that could be upgraded or not.


Edit: I just checked the tech specs of your Mini and it appears that not even the RAM is upgradeable. So, you don't have too many choices here; I'd suggest you be very careful and do not have more than one app open at any one time (that you are working on); quit it before opening the next as I saw that apps are crashing - that is usually the case when there isn't enough RAM. Combine that with a slow processor and hard drive and you need to be really conservative in your use.

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Mar 4, 2018 7:21 PM in response to MayLovemore In response to MayLovemore

That will help. There is another option: you could splurge on an external SSD (very fast) and make that your boot drive and run everything on it, effectively using your internal as just "storage". Yours has USB 3 ports so those are pretty fast - if you have Thunderbolt ports, that would be even faster.

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Mar 4, 2018 4:03 AM in response to MayLovemore In response to MayLovemore

You might have installed some unknown apps in Mac , to select a text ( command and A ) , copy is command and C and to paste command and V this works for normal working Mac , you can use https://etrecheck.com/

And post the results so that it would be very easy for all viewing the thread and could help you .

Mar 4, 2018 4:03 AM

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Mar 4, 2018 5:45 AM in response to tygb In response to tygb

Tried to restart, nothing.

In for example Pages, I select a text, select Copy in the menu and than want to paste, but "Paste" function is not even selectable... So strange, as I used it yesterday and shut down my computer and this morning after starting up, it's as if Paste function is completely disappeared!


Busy downloading your link now, will se what that brings up

Mar 4, 2018 5:45 AM

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Mar 4, 2018 6:08 AM in response to MayLovemore In response to MayLovemore

Try running this command in the terminal. Of course you'll have to type it in.

sudo update_dyld_shared_cache

Hit Return after you type in the command. Once the $ prompt shows, you can quit the Terminal.


Sorry, then restart.

Mar 4, 2018 6:08 AM

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Mar 4, 2018 11:24 AM in response to tygb In response to tygb

EtreCheck version: 4.1 (4A162)

Report generated: 2018-03-04 15:58:25

Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com

Runtime: 8:21

Performance: Below Average


Problem: Other problem

Description:

Paste function is not working anymore


Major Issues: None


Minor Issues:

These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems.


Low performance - EtreCheck report took over 5 minutes to run. This is unusual.


Hardware Information:

Mac mini (Late 2014)

Mac mini Model: Macmini7,1

1 1,4 GHz Intel Core i5 (i5-4260U) CPU: 2-core

4 RAM Not upgradeable

BANK 0/DIMM0

2 GB DDR3 1600 ok

BANK 1/DIMM0

2 GB DDR3 1600 ok


Video Information:

Intel HD Graphics 5000 - VRAM: 1536 MB

Dell E151FPp 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz


Drives:

disk0 - APPLE HDD HTS545050A7E362 500.11 GB (Mechanical)

Internal SATA 3 Gigabit Serial ATA

disk0s1 - EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) [EFI] 210 MB

disk0s2 - A*******c (Journaled HFS+) 499.25 GB

disk0s3 - Recovery HD (HFS+) [Recovery] 650 MB


disk1 - JMicron USB to ATA/ATAPI bridge 1.00 TB

External USB 480 Mbit/s

disk1s1 - EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) [EFI] 210 MB

disk1s2 - B****P (Journaled HFS+) 999.86 GB


Mounted Volumes:

disk0s2 - A*******c 499.25 GB (48.74 GB free)

Journaled HFS+

Mount point: /


disk1s2 - B****P 999.86 GB (122.16 GB free)

Journaled HFS+

Mount point: /Volumes/B****P


Network:

Interface en0: Ethernet

Interface en5: iPhone

Interface en1: Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

One IPv4 address

Interface en4: Bluetooth PAN

Interface bridge0: Thunderbolt Bridge

iCloud Quota: 155.58 GB available

iCloud Status: one pending file


System Software:

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D102)

Time since boot: About 2 hours

System Load: 2.02 (1 min ago) 1.85 (5 min ago) 1.76 (15 min ago)


Security:

SystemStatus
GatekeeperMac App Store and identified developers
System Integrity ProtectionEnabled


System Launch Agents:

[Not Loaded] 9 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 166 Apple tasks
[Running] 115 Apple tasks


System Launch Daemons:

[Not Loaded] 37 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 184 Apple tasks
[Running] 110 Apple tasks


Launch Agents:

[Loaded] com.epson.esua.launcher.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-11-07)


Launch Daemons:

[Loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-02-02)


User Launch Agents:

[Loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2017-09-28)
[Loaded] com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2017-08-10)
[Loaded] com.adobe.ARM.202f4087f2bbde52e3ac2df389f53a4f123223c9cc56a8fd83a6f7ae.plist (? 0 - installed 2017-11-01)


User Login Items:

Dropbox Programma (Dropbox, Inc.

(/Applications/Dropbox.app)

AdobeResourceSynchronizer Programma (Adobe Systems, Inc.

(/Applications/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/Support/AdobeResourceSynchronizer.app)


Internet Plug-ins:

QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (installed 2018-02-06)


User Internet Plug-ins:

ZoomUsPlugIn: 4.1.20446.0209 (installed 2018-02-12)


3rd Party Preference Panes:

Flash Player (installed 2018-02-02)


Time Machine:

Skip System Files:

Mobile backups: No

Auto backup: Yes

Volumes being backed up:

A*******c: Disk size: 499.25 GB - Disk used: 450.51 GB

Destinations:

B****P [Local] (Last used)

Total size: 999.86 GB

Total number of backups: 45

Oldest backup: 2017-10-23 14:17:56

Last backup: 2018-03-04 15:23:33


Top Processes by CPU:

Process (count)Source% of CPU
WindowServerApple7
NumbersMac App Store4
mdworker (15)Apple4
kernel_taskApple2
sandboxdApple1


Top Processes by Memory:

Process (count)SourceRAM usage
kernel_taskApple508 MB
mdworker (19)Apple419 MB
com.apple.WebKit.WebContent (4)Apple329 MB
NumbersMac App Store132 MB
MailApple107 MB


Top Processes by Network Use:

ProcessSourceInputOutput
MailApple4 MB27 KB
NumbersMac App Store326 KB94 KB
clouddApple46 KB84 KB
mDNSResponderApple95 KB15 KB
apsdApple50 KB34 KB


Top Processes by Energy Use:

Process (count)SourceEnergy usage (0-100)
WindowServerApple3
backupdApple2
mdsApple1
launchdApple0
fseventsdApple0


Virtual Memory Information:

Available RAM827 MB
Free RAM14 MB
Used RAM3.19 GB
Cached files813 MB
Swap Used16 MB


Software Installs (past 30 days):

NameVersionInstall Date
WhatsApp0.2.83612018-02-25


Diagnostics Information (past 7 days):

2018-03-04 15:42:04 pboard Crash

Terminating app due to uncaught exception NSInvalidArgumentException reason: initialization method -initWithFormat:locale:arguments: cannot be sent to an abstract object of class NSString: Create a concrete instanceterminating with uncaught exception of type NSExceptionabort called

2018-03-04 15:15:49 Dropbox.app Crash

abort called

2018-03-03 18:58:25 signpost_reporter CPU

2018-03-03 06:20:36 rastertoescpII.app Crash

2018-03-02 14:57:36 Photos.app Hang

2018-03-02 14:57:34 Numbers.app Hang

2018-02-26 12:39:09 CleanMyMac 3.app Crash

dyld: launch loading dependent libraries

2018-02-26 04:47:47 CalendarAgent Crash


End of report

Mar 4, 2018 11:24 AM

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Mar 4, 2018 11:48 AM in response to MayLovemore In response to MayLovemore

You are running the latest OS with an absolute minimum of 4 GB RAM - doubling that would help tremendously.


And, you have CleanmyMac installed? Please follow their uninstall instructions and get rid of it. It cleans so well that it also gets rid of needed system files; other than that, it is of no help whatsoever.


And, Minis traditionally have a slow 5400 rpm hard drive which does everything (read/write) about 33% slower than the default 7200 rpm drive in 27" iMacs. I don't know a lot about Minis, so I'm not sure if that could be upgraded or not.


Edit: I just checked the tech specs of your Mini and it appears that not even the RAM is upgradeable. So, you don't have too many choices here; I'd suggest you be very careful and do not have more than one app open at any one time (that you are working on); quit it before opening the next as I saw that apps are crashing - that is usually the case when there isn't enough RAM. Combine that with a slow processor and hard drive and you need to be really conservative in your use.

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Mar 4, 2018 7:21 PM in response to MayLovemore In response to MayLovemore

That will help. There is another option: you could splurge on an external SSD (very fast) and make that your boot drive and run everything on it, effectively using your internal as just "storage". Yours has USB 3 ports so those are pretty fast - if you have Thunderbolt ports, that would be even faster.

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