can't copy/paste on OSX

I just installed the latest version of PyCharm on my mac and what I am noticing is that PyCharm's clipboard is completely isolated from the rest of the system.  Within the app I can copy and paste without any issues, but if I copy text outside of the app and then try to paste it into the PyCharm editor, I get whatever the latest copy was inside the app.  Likewise, for copying out of the app.  I copy the text in the editor, switch to another app, and when I try to paste, I get the content of the last copy operation outside of PyCharm.  Is there some setting I'm missing to make it work property?

PyCharm  2.5.2 (build 117-663)
MacOSX 7.8.1
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Do you have some non-standard clipboard management tools installed?
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i used to have Punto Switcher installed, but since upgrading to Mountain Lion, it's no longer installed (I think the 10.8 installer removed it).  But other than that, there is nothing.
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I've figured it out.  The problem was in how I was launching PyCharm.  I started it from the command line under a different user name via 'sudo su'.  So it only makes sense that the system clipboard that runs in one user context isn't available to the app running in a different user context.
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