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[Solved] Snippet does not paste text, all I get is a beep

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Hi there,


It works fine on my MBP, but on the iMac when using a snippet


- text it is not pasted

- I get a beep

- text can't be pasted manually (cmd-v) BUT, switching to another app in the background, then switching back to the desired app let you paste with CMD-V.


Very weird.


Can someone help ?



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@Hakanido Welcome to the forum. :)


Which app are you trying to paste in? The beep is an error sound that there is no window in focus and therefore the pasting can't happen.


Try opening TextEdit in plain text and test there. This is a macOS native app, so a good point of reference for testing things like these.


If you still hear a beep when a TextEdit window is correctly in focus, check whether you're using any other apps that could be manipulating the clipboard (e.g. snippets apps, clipboard apps, keyboard modifier apps)  and interfering with Alfred.



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Hi Vero,


Thank you for your reply.


I do have a window in focus where the text should be pasted (I tried with textedit, notes, etc), and it works perfectly on my other Mac (MacBook Pro, same OS, same apps installed).


In fact, after the initial beep, the app is still in focus (TextEdit or Notes's menu bar) and each cmd-v will produce a beep (but no paste). Also, at this point, hiting any key (like backspace) also produces a beep with no effect on the text window.


Switching to a background app and pasting in it (or switching back to the initial app and pasting where originally intended) works just fine.


I don't have any clipboard app or keyboard modifier. The iMac install is pretty fresh :


- Fresh install of Catalina

- DropBox

- iStatsMenus

- Creative Cloud




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