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Clipboarding merging occurring on single cmd+c press

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I'm using version 3.3.2 and when pressing cmd+c once, an estimated 75% of the time it still does a clipboard merge, which leads to multiple successive appended strings, rather than copying something new to the clipboard. 

 

Anyone else experience this?

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@oorahduc Do you have any third-party clipboard managers or keyboard modifiers that may be interfering?  Make sure that these are all quit, check Accessibility (under System Prefs > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility) for any apps that could be manipulating your keyboard, and try again.

 

If you're still seeing the behaviour, try temporarily creating a new user account on your Mac, so that you can test it on a vanilla OS without your apps running.

 

Let me know how you get on :)

 

Cheers,
Vero

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Hey Vero!

 

First off, I want to thank you for all the effort you and Andrew have put into Alfred over the years. I've been a very happy user for a long time now.

 

I don't use any other apps that affect the keyboard in any way - confirmed that in accessibility. I think the issue stems from my keyboard's "Key Repeat" and "Delay Until Repeat" which are 100% fast and 100% short (screenshot). The strange thing about the behavior though, is that it's not 100% of the time. When alfred _does_ begin to do merging with single key presses, adding a small delay between the CMD press and the C press copies normally instead of merging. Given that it's not a consistent behavior I'm unsure of what else could be an influence, but at least there's a workaround. :)

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@oorahduc Alfred will merge if you press Cmd + C then C again (while still holding Cmd), so if you've set the delay for macOS to repeat a key to be shortest, it's not surprising that macOS will report the C key as having been pressed more than once even if you only press it for a relatively short time. (which would explain why it only happens occasionally, which would be when you hold the key marginally longer)

 

Have you tried slowing down the delay to establish whether, with a normal delay, the behaviour is as expected? This will at least confirm that this is the reason for the behaviour.

 

If you're not keen to slow down the Delay, you could disable the default merging feature, and create yourself a workflow that merges the latest two clipboard entries, so that you can use a different key combo to trigger a merge.

 

Cheers,
Vero

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