My clipboard gets automatically erased from time to time.
I copy some text using Ctrl+C, and then paste it somewhere. And when I try to paste it again, nothing happens. I need to copy it once again.
This happens irregulary, sometimes I'm able to paste the text for many times, sometimes not even once.
I'm a developer, so I copy & paste very often (...), but this is really annoying.
How can I discover, which software does this? Is there any tool for monitoring WHICH PROCESS ERASED CLIPBOARD? Or if you experienced this problem with any software you've used, which one was that?
I'm using Windows 7, and many applications are running on my system, so it is hard to tell which one is causing all the trouble.
Today I've confirmed that the misbehaving application is
Visual C# 2010, and the problem is appearing only inside this application. I've tried to clipboard-monitoring tools as JRobert suggested. It seems that the text is correctly copied into the
clipboard (so the
clipboard history manager can record it) and then the
Visual C# 2010 erases the clipboard content for some reason, which leads into "empty clipboard".
So thank you all, I'm now sure which application causes the trouble, and have even found
Microsoft Connect bug tracker about this:
And here is some additional info:
Now I can just wait and pray for Microsoft to fix the bug.