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mikeym Dec 1, 2012 @ 8:27am
Issue Report: pasting into steam client doesn't work firstime but does second!
For some reason pasting into the Steam client doesn't work the first time you paste but does the second - without re-copying. I've experienced this in a number of places in the client but the one I can say for sure happens every time is the Activate Product Code box.

I've tested this in Fedora 17 under Gnome 3 but not yet in Ubuntu.
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uwap Dec 1, 2012 @ 8:49am 
It does work for me on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit.
But I can't paste stuff with ctrl + v even after a couple of tries.
It works with Rightclick + Paste though.
DaVince Dec 1, 2012 @ 9:01am 
I haven't encountered mikeym's double paste bug (Ubuntu 12.010 32-bit), but uwap, see this: http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/1/846938350782052038/
mikeym Dec 1, 2012 @ 10:09am 
My bug is for both [Ctrl]+V and right-click paste; they both behave in the same way. Actually I will go further and say that what I have experienced is that the first past does not paste what's in the clipboard but what was in the clipboard *before* copying the current text.

So for example:

LINE ONE!
LNIE TWO!

Copying line 1 then copying line 2 and pasting into the steam client would paste:

LINE ONE!

If you then immediately pasted again you would have:

LINE TWO!
TeamFelo Dec 7, 2012 @ 6:23am 
Confirmed, during activation of HIB keys, that the right-click paste issue is present in Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit in Unity.
HarZe | DRAMA! Dec 7, 2012 @ 6:29am 
I am having the same problem on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit and Linux Mint 14.1 64-bit, i have to paste twice, first time always paste the previous text I copied.
hy Dec 7, 2012 @ 7:22am 
Same problem (Fedora 17 KDE 4.9.3).

How to reproduce this problem:

Example: Open Steam > Settings > Right click on profile name line edit and paste something.
You will notice, like described by mikeym, that the previous copied text is pasted. *

* [Strg+V] seems to behave different from [right click> paste]. Sometimes if [Strg+V] works the right click paste doesn't and vice versa or both work. This seems to be very irregular.
Last edited by hy; Dec 7, 2012 @ 7:22am
epineph-Rin-e Dec 8, 2012 @ 11:40am 
More information:
I noticed that Steam keeps copied things between runs. Example of a situation I had many times:
Launch steam > copy something > try paste it into chat > turn off steam > do other things for hours, including copy-pasting various things while steam is _turned off_ > launch steam again > paste into chat > it pastes the very same thing I copied many hours ago, even though my clipboard was overwritten many times while steam was off!

That said, it appears like Steam keeps some separate buffer and/or maintains it's own clipboard somewhere. And is lazy updating it on time.
LibreWulf Dec 8, 2012 @ 2:52pm 
I can confirm this issue on Arch Linux (64-bit, gnome3). In addition to the issues described above, after rebooting and copying 1 thing, pasting will do nothing in the steam window.
Sukarn Maini Dec 13, 2012 @ 10:43pm 
It seems that there are three different 'paste' bugs.

First 'paste' bug -
- Can be reproduced in 'Activate CD key' textbox, and chat window.
- Press ctrl+v
- Steam pastes previous to current clipboard content. If the clipboard did not contain anything before the current content, then nothing is pasted
- Press ctrl+z
- Steam removes the incorrect text that was just pasted
- Press ctrl+v again
- Steam pastes the correct clipboard content

Second 'paste' bug -
- Can be reproduced on this page.
- Press ctrl+v on the comment box at the bottom of this page
- Nothing is pasted
- Right click on the comment box and select 'paste'
- Correct text is pasted, but Steam loses focus.
- Pressing any key on the keyboard right after the text is pasted has absolutely no effect because Steam silently lost focus. You have to manually click in the comment box or the Steam titlebar (or do anything else that would bring the Steam window into focus) to make it work again.

Third 'paste' bug -
- Can be reproduced on this page.
- Right click on the comment box at the bottom of this page
- Text is sometimes pasted without even clicking on 'paste' in the menu

Related to the second 'paste' bug -
- 'Copy' bug - DaVince's post on the first page of this thread : https://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/1/846938350782052038/
- 'Cut' bug - Cannot cut text from the comment box at the bottom of this page because ctrl+x does nothing, and there is no 'Cut' option on the right click menu.
Last edited by Sukarn Maini; Dec 13, 2012 @ 10:49pm
BurritoBazooka Feb 10, 2013 @ 10:01am 
Still having this issue... I had it on Windows too, but only in chat, and in-game.
Specs: http://pastebin.com/S8LqYgh2
There seems to be some sort of delay when pasting things from my browser (like that link) - when pressing Ctrl+V, it doesn't paste. When right clicking, and then right clicking again, the pasted text comes through.
Magbed@Linux! Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:54am 
+1 seen it while activating a game key
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