Unable to copy and paste! Makes phpstorm practically unusable.

I have this strange issue. Using PhpStorm on Ubuntu 10.04 which is running on a VMWare image through VMWare Player (not latest, but very new version) with VMWare Tools installed. When PhpStorm is open I can not copy/paste from windows to vmware image. I also can not even copy/paste from within two files inside of PhpStorm. However, if I type something in gedit I can copy from there and paste into PhpStorm. If I copy something from windows I can paste into gedit and then paste into PhpStorm. But if I don't paste it into gedit first, phpstorm will only paste the previous item that was pasted into gedit. Seems to be some kind of problem with blocking/recognizing the clipboard. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

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I have no problem copying and pasting with a Dual Boot install of 10.10.

It may be related to VMWare.

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Yeah, I think it has to do with VMWare. However, eclipse, and every other application I run works fine with copy/paste, so I'm guessing it must be a bug in PhpStorm that only shows up maybe when running it in VMWare. Another co-worker is experieincg the same issue on the same configuration as I so it would appear to be easily reproducible.

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This open issue is related to what you are seeing:
http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/IDEA-54472?projectKey=IDEA

install netbeans on your vmware machine and you will see you have exactly the same problem there.  Its a JRE issue apparently.

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Correct.

Eclipse using native code for its UI and thus is not affected.

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Yeah, I had a suspision it was due to the JRE. Is there a way to solve the problem? I skimmed over the link you sent, but it didn't seem to have a solution. Is it one of those things we just have to sit back and wait for Sun to fix? I've confirmed the same thing happens with OpenJDK as the java package.

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"sit back and wait for sun to fix it"....... the date on the bug report is 2003-02-17 !  Its had 25 votes since then.  I think its fairly safe to say that this is not a high priority for them.

My solution to it was to go buy another graphics card so that i didnt have to use synergy to link 2 pcs to get 4 monitors.  with an extra graphics card I could run all 4 monitors from the same pc.

That was the only way I could see to 'fix' the problem.

The alternative was to open a text editor and have it sitting next to phpstorm then first paste into the text editor, then re-copy the code and then paste works into PhpStorm.

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Yeah, that kind of stinks. I really like Phpstorm and the debug setup especially, but I can't justify the cost of the license plus an additional graphics card to use it. The Copy/Paste thing practically renders this configuration useless to me. You can configure eclipse to do much of the same things, its just not fun and seems way heavier. To bad, I was really hoping to switch away from Eclipse.

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I switched from eclipse. and yes there are still things i miss (like the recursive remote folder sync system)  but my coding definately has got better as a result of PhpStorm.

But your right, that java copy+paste issue is a deal killer.

If you do find a way to make it work, here is a color scheme that I made to help ease the transition between eclipse and phpstorm:
http://devnet.jetbrains.net/message/5266039#5266039

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Latest Version has this issue cant copy between projects total disaster.

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Yes, unfortunately the issue isn't addressed yet. Please vote for it to receive updates & move it up in a queue.

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