Sign up ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Every now and then within Excel when I do Ctrl-x (cut) or Ctrl-c (copy) I get the pop-up message 'Cannot open the Clipboard'.

I can't see any particular pattern to it but it's very annoying when it happens.

It doesn't happen in any other software I have installed.

Anyone have any ideas as to why this happens?

share|improve this question

migrated from Jul 10 '12 at 16:46

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Same here - very annoying. But probably off topic for SO. – assylias Jul 9 '12 at 9:40
Check this thread - the last answer might work. – assylias Jul 9 '12 at 9:41
thanks for the replies alas i have none of the services in the last answer!? Which is the best forum to post this sort of thing? – Paul Jul 9 '12 at 9:50
Probably superuser. I have voted to migrate your question there. – assylias Jul 9 '12 at 10:10
Ah ok - thank you, yes i have used superuser before – Paul Jul 10 '12 at 11:21

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.