As described in the documentation, the
Pastepastes the contents of the system clipboard in the input notebook.
But on my system, 10.3.0 for Linux x86 (64-bit) (October 9, 2015), this does not work. Here is what I find
- Open a new notebook with a fresh kernel, go to another program and copy some text, then go back to the notebook and evaluate
Paste. There is no output whatsoever.
- Now copy some text out of the notebook, and evaluate Paste. The output is what you copied.
- Now quit the kernel, leaving the front end open, and evaluate Paste. The output is the same as above.
So clearly it isn't pasting the contents of the system clipboard, but rather an internal front-end clipboard. Has this always been the case? Am I missing something in the documentation? Is this the case on other versions?