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Copy/paste not working in MatLab 2013a in Windows 8?

Asked by Barend Jan van Bruchem on 18 Mar 2013
Latest activity Answered by Kurt Stewart on 23 Apr 2018
Since yesterday I am using MatLab R2013a in Windows 8 Pro on my MacBook Pro. The problem is that the copy/paste commands Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V in the MatLab editor and commandwindow do not seem to work.
When I select codelines I am not able to copy and/or paste in MatLab using Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V. Using the right mouse button and then copying/pasting does not work either. The strange thing is that I am able to copy code lines to other programs and paste there, but pasting does not work in MatLab. Drag and drop with a mouse does work in MatLab.
Has anyone experienced the same problem and can you help me fix it?

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I experience the exact same problem, using Matlab 2013a as well. Haven't found a solution yet, so I am eager to know if someone does.

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Answer by Kurt Stewart on 23 Apr 2018

I just restarted Matlab and it worked

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Answer by Jan
on 18 Mar 2013
Edited by Jan
on 18 Mar 2013

I observe a similar behavior und 2009a, when I have opened a VirtualPC to run Matlab6.5 under a virtual XP simultaneously for testing. In addition my browser inserts a ` before special characters like [ and ] in addition.
The solution is easy: I do not expect my machine to work properly, when VirtualPC is active. Another solution is tostart Matlab with the -nojvm flag. Unfortunately the GUI is very lean then, e.g. the editor does not work anymore.
Some parts of Matlab are over-featured, as the ribbon/java/docked IDE, while others look like the early 1990th, like the uitree's and uitable's or the missing strong support of multi-monitor setups.
Sometimes the computer stuff makes me depressive. I hope you get better answers.

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