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  • What you were doing when the issue happened

I was copying with command+c

  • Whether you were able to replicate it

Not on demand, but it happens frequently

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This bug has been present for quite some time, but because I disabled merging (because of the bug) I forgot about it.  It occurs frequently when I hit command+c that the notification of fast append is happening even though I only hit command+c once  (no double-tap). I love this feature and I used it a lot before this started happening.




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Hi Andrew, i'm not running anything else :(


Granted, I'm on El Capitan now when this is happening. 


I've been keeping an eye out for this behaviour on El Capitan and haven't managed to reproduce it. A few questions...


Are you still experiencing the issue now that 10.11 is GA?

Are you using an Apple brand Keyboard?

Is it only in certain types of software (e.g. Parallels or Java)




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Yes, it's happened and is happening in iTerm 2. Quite frequently so, must be something with that


Ah, iTerm must be configured to "Copy on Select", which essentially means you are selecting text, this is being put into the OS X clipboard, then you are pressing cmd+c so it's being put into the OS X clipboard again which is why Alfred is triggering a merge.


You could either disable "Copy on Select" in iTerm, or not press cmd+c after selecting text in iTerm as it's already copied as soon as you select.


Let me know how you get on! :)




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This is still an issue, I was having the same problem with iTerm. Any chance of coding an alert/warning to avoid this frustration? Or perhaps notice that it's iTerm and run a self test? For what it's worth, it happens only half the time and I can't tell when it'll trigger.


I'm sure I'm not the only person that this was making nuts.

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On 5/20/2022 at 6:20 AM, MakeLimeade said:

I'm sure I'm not the only person that this was making nuts.

You're not - I'm going nuts, too. 

I don't have iTerm on my Macbook Air M1 Monterey 12.6.1.

The issue occurs at least in Microsoft Word for Mac v. 16.69 (not sure about other apps).

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