Clipboard history items disappearing

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by bigcloits » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:59 pm

Okay, one more post on this. It's good news and bad news…

The good news is that, at the moment, it looks like I've actually solved the problem, simply by toggling clipboard history off and on again.

The bad news is that I doubt I actually have, because I am pretty dang sure I did that before, and I strongly suspect there's an unknown trigger for the bug and it's just a matter of time before it's back.

But I have just tested interactions between LaunchBar and about a dozen other common apps, and clipboard history has remained fully functional thus far.

I will be vigilant going forward. If my clipboard history starts misbehaving again, I will hopefully notice quickly and have some idea what triggered it.

UPDATE: Sure enough, the problem soon returned, after only a few minutes of quite ordinary productivity. I have no guesses about the specific trigger. Worse, when the problem return it behaved differently and worse than before (the workaround described above, invoking the history between copies, stopped working).
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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by user8368 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:00 pm

bigcloits wrote:UPDATE: Sure enough, the problem soon returned


Yes, I had same problem when I re-install launchbar. I think the problem perhaps exists when the clipboard history is at or near its limit.

I've opened a ticket, #62181.

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by bigcloits » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:31 am

user8368 wrote:I think the problem perhaps exists when the clipboard history is at or near its limit.


That’s consistent with my experimenting so far. I haven’t systematically tested it, but every time I have noticed the problem there’s been lots in the history, and every time I clear it out it’s fine… for a period of time roughly equal to “a while.” At least once the problem has come back sooner than I would have expected if a full history was the problem, but mostly it seems to fit.

I have limited my history to 30 items for now, which might help if there’s some arbitrary number of items >30 that causes the problem.

Thanks for opening a ticket.

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by koliyo » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:06 pm

I have had the exact same problem ever since upgrading to Mac OS Mojave.

Now I finally solved it!

I saw a comment above about checking "Security & Privacy > Accessibility".

Well, LaunchBar was already listed there, but I removed it and then added it again. And not my clipboard started working like it is supposed to!

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by bigcloits » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:12 pm

koliyo wrote:Now I finally solved it!


I tested this immediately. Although it worked initially, the problem was back within a matter of minutes, just like with clearing the clipboard history or disabling and re-enabling it.

The bug remains fully reproducible on both of my Macs.

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by user8368 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:58 am

Does anyone have a link to download an older version of Launchbar? e.g. version 6.9.6?

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by bartv » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:20 pm

Same problem here, I actually emailed them about this a few weeks ago and was told they weren't aware of any problems. I'm a bit disappointed that the devs are not paying attention to this forum as it seems this is a more widespread issue.

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by bigcloits » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:12 pm

bartv wrote:Same problem here, I actually emailed them about this a few weeks ago and was told they weren't aware of any problems.


Email them again and point to this thread. :wink: Clearly it’s a thing, but also probably not affecting all their users, and apparently not THEM.

Someone else has started a ticket, and ObDev doesn’t turn up here soon I will probably start my own ticket as well. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by bartv » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:15 pm

Email them again and point to this thread


I have, don't worry :)

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by Silks » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:38 pm

I'm here with the same exact issue, any updates???

These forums seem full of spam bot posts about Netflix and Hulu, so that doesn't bode well...

Has anyone figured any better workarounds at least?

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by bartv » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:57 pm

I received the following reply:

> Sorry for the late reply. You are right, we are currently working on a fix for several clipboard history issues. I kindly ask you for some more patience.

So there seems to be some progress, but no ETA yet :-/

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by bigcloits » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:56 pm

"Several"! Oh dear. Well, I am much happier knowing that they are aware and working on it. Thanks very much for updating us, bartv.

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by Silks » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:09 am

Indeed, thank you bartv!

Was this a recent response?

It's definitely a weird bug, I'm not even totally sure how it behaves yet. Sometimes it "agrees" to paste even when I don't invoke clipboard history, and at other times it won't.

Here's hoping for a fix!

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by bartv » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:19 am

I received that reply yesterday.

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Re: Clipboard history items disappearing

Post by user8368 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:53 pm

I received a reply today:

I am sorry, previous versions of LaunchBar are also affected—we are working on
a fix of that bug. Thanks for your patience in advance.


Would be nice if they would post in their own forums about the status!

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