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I can't copy or paste to or from the system clipboard within the Terminal. Neither Cmd-C/Cmd-V nor menus work. Instead, Terminal seems to be using it's own buffer for copy/paste operations. I am able to access the system clipboard only using pbcopy and pbpaste. Any ideas?

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Does the same problem occur when you create a new user account (i.e. default settings) and try to do it there? What version of OS X are you using? – Daniel Beck Sep 8 '11 at 11:17
Yep...problem persists. Mac OS 10.6.8. – Brennon Bortz Sep 8 '11 at 14:39

Try changing your Terminal's character set to UTF8 from Preferences -> Advanced. My paste didn't work earlier when I had the character set as ISO Latin 1 - after changing it to UTF-8, it started working.

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Try the right click menu. I know that I can paste with right click but never tried to copy sth. Like you said, shortcuts don't work unfortunately

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Shortcuts should work out of the box. It would be very weird otherwise. – slhck Sep 8 '11 at 11:42
Yes...on every other Mac I own and use, shortcuts should and do work. On this Mac, none of the Edit menu, context menu, or shortcuts work. – Brennon Bortz Sep 8 '11 at 14:38

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