# Weird copy and paste behaviour [closed]

If I select and copy some text from a Text-cell, say,

Cell["Test", "Text"]


and paste this somewhere (like here) I get:

T\
e\
s\
t


I use Win 10 with MMA 10.2 or 10.3.1. The behaviour also appears in other cell types like Subsection but not in Input cells.

Why is that and what could I do about it?

• Works fine on my Mac. Have you tried Edit | Copy As | Plain Text? – Bob Hanlon Mar 5 '16 at 15:37
• Ok, that helps. Thanks. I would still like to know why ctrl+c does not work and if one can fix this. – Berg Mar 5 '16 at 19:59
• On my Mac you just need to add a Shift, i.e., Command+Shift+C. This shortcut is shown on the menu bar next to the Plain Text. – Bob Hanlon Mar 5 '16 at 22:10
• Clearing the Mathematica preference files solves this problem. Instructions can be found here: support.wolfram.com/kb/12464 – Berg Apr 5 '16 at 22:14