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"LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboard"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:33 pm
by Adlopa
Since a recent update (I can't determine which), I've been getting Clipboard failures. Nothing I copy is stored in LaunchBar and I get the error:

"LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboard. It’s recommeded [sic] to log out and log back in to resolve this issue."

This is a recent occurrence and is a big pain in the bum. Any ideas what's going on?

LaunchBar 5.5.2
OS X 10.8.4

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:28 pm
by sjk
Have you submitted a bug report about that? This forum is relatively inactive and replies from ObjDev staff are rare.

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:19 pm
by Adlopa
I have not, but I will now. Thanks for the heads up!

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:13 am
by sjk
Btw, I'm clueless what might be causing your clipboard-related trouble and don't use LB's clipboard feature.

And welcome to the LB (sub)forums, Adlopa, even if mostly idle nowadays. :)

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:52 am
by ptujec
Well, my first question would be if you followed the advice and logged out of your user account or rebooted your machine. Never had an issue with the clipboard feature

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:19 pm
by vardaman
I have been getting these clipboard failures often on both my work and my home machine.

If you hear anything about a fix for this (other than logging out or rebooting, which is often not possible for me due to background number crunching), I'd love to hear it.

Thanks!

vard.

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:57 pm
by Adlopa
Nope, no news of a fix yet, but here's what the devs told me in response to a bug report:

This is actually a known bug from the NSPasteboard Object in the Application Kit Framework and we implemented the alert window to let the user know what just happened.
Since it its not a LaunchBar issue we are happy about every hint and are also tracking Apple's progress on this bug.
At the moment there is no known workaround or solution for this particular problem.

Please tell us if you found a way to reproduce this issue.

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:26 am
by sjk
Thanks for the followup, Adlopa.

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:15 am
by kjf
This is happening to me also more and more often and is starting to drive me nuts. I'm not in a position to logout of my account every time this happens.

I own a licence for both Launchbar and Alfred and when this situation occurs I'm still able to use Alfred's clipboard history without any issue so unless they're using a different NSPasteboard api I can't see how it's not possible to work around this in the same way they do.

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:28 pm
by yeahright
15 months later and I am still getting this problem with no sign of fix from obdev. Please can you take a look at this?

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:19 am
by Adlopa
Same here, even with Yosemite. Can recommend an alternative to LaunchBar that isn't plagued by this problem? I need something with the multiple clipboard feature...

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:04 pm
by ltwalt
I just started getting this error also. :cry:

The weird thing is that I have the exact same setup on my Mini and MBA and the error only occurs on my Mini. LB Clipboard works fine on my MBA.

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboard"

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:43 am
by ptim
I've only just started seeing this error: it's happened a handful of times, and is only resolved by logging out.

I'm using Launchbar 6.5 on OSX 10.10.5, and the issue (probably coincidentally) began after I began using Dejal TimeOut v2.0a27.

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5/11/2015 10:40:46.069 pm LaunchBar[948]: Internal Error: -[NSPasteboard pasteboardWithUniqueName] returned nil

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboard"

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:08 pm
by schlueter
I'm experiencing this problem years later with OS X 10.11. Wondering if it may have to do with VMware fusion also using that api (I suspect it is, it does things with the clipboard).

Re: "LaunchBar has detected a problem with your OS X Clipboa

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:21 pm
by beejay
kjf wrote:This is happening to me also more and more often and is starting to drive me nuts. I'm not in a position to logout of my account every time this happens.


Yep, it's annoying. :(