Copy & Paste is tempermental
Users reporting multiple copy/paste issues for text:
1. Can't paste multi-messages. Often, only the first line pastes, the rest disappear. As one user puts it: "On the Windows 10 desktop client it is nearly impossible to copy multiple messages from the chat history. A fraction of a second after letting go of the mouse, the highlight collapses down to a single message."
2. Can't paste in general: "Copy & Paste is tempermental, when i try to paste text in from other sources it simply doesn't paste, but then if I only copy a few (3-6) words then it does. It means I can't do something as simple as pasting in a paragraph from an email, which I can definitely do in Skype for Business."
3. Can't copy/paste from Skype for Business.
4. When using an alternate theme like dark theme, copying messages out of Teams brings its background with it, meaning if you paste it somewhere else it has that dark gray background.
When copying something into teams, it preserves its original font color on top of the dark background, causing problems with visibility. If you are going to allow palette swapping themes, please add appropriate measures for text copied out of or into the app.
Feature request is still being worked upon.
Heather L. commented
So hey...since you guys moved all of our Skype convos to the cloud and don't let us have main.db on our computer anymore and only allow us to export from before 10/5/2018, the ability to copy and paste our chats from Skype has become ESSENTIAL...and as of today 8/14/2019 mine still is not functioning correctly.
That's...that's really bad guys...that's just BAD.
Dima P. commented
Cant copy/paste images (seriously - print screen to paint for teams.....)
Copy-pasting is especially temperamental when there are code blocks involved. Please fix this so that code blocks are preserved on copy-paste from one message into a new message. Thanks
Copy/paste using the standard dark theme is not working correctly and inserts invisible characters.
Pasting into a terminal (WSL) is a nightmare and ending up retyping an entire script that was shared over teams.
Can not copy smaller message because they are hidden behind the 'like' and '...' pop-ups. Very frustrating.
I can copy and paste in documents but when I try to paste online by right clicking, the point I was trying to paste to jerks away and won't let me paste.
There are a number of copy and past feedback items so I am just going to post here since this has the highest visibility.
Allow the ability to copy as plain text (remove all formatting)
When copying messages out of a channel make the default behavior to copy just the message text not the entire conversation timestamp and author.
I can't even copy anything. When I am trying to copy a text, it immediately shows … Save this message, Like this message and covers half the message. This is very bad U.I. You should not cover original message. Use space on the right instead. I can't also copy multiple lines. This is so frustrating. Even simple functions do not work on Teams!
Matt Roberts commented
Copying from a code block in teams adds special characters. Specials characters cause issues when trying to run the copied script
IN addition to the above; short messages or messages ending w/ content (i.e. account names for example) get covered over by the ellipsis and Thumbs up making it difficult to select the content let alone copy it to other tools.
Anne Lovett commented
After the latest update ( I think) I can't get rid of the text I copied after pasting it. It does not go away. The C & P won't copy again, it will still just paste the same thing, again and again. The only way is to exit word and restart.
Pasting a table from excel with grid, returns the data in a weird format. Teams is suppose to enhance the efficiency, productivity but now i have to send emails on top of emails to get the message out. If i copy from excel/word or any MS office, it should keep the same format as a source.
It seems like in the attempt to allow copying of multiple comments, copying a single comment has gotten worse. If I want to copy the entire text of a single line post (e.g. if somebody sends a filepath), copy brings the post details and likes along with it. I can't select a limited amount of text because the message options obscure the right side of the line. Is there no easy way to copy just a line of text and have nothing come with it? Appreciate the efforts to improve the experience, but this is routinely frustrating.
Copy/Paste on macOS using Command-C and command-V also doesn't work.
GM Davenport commented
Why is this still a broken feature in Windows? I thought you folks were the software design gurus? Currently using Win & Pro SP1 and it seems pretty much every time I have to tell Windows to Copy twice before it will actually do so. Yes the text is highlights, yes the program is the focused program. Doesn't matter if using kb shortcuts or right click. How about not "improving" anything else until you can get this working right 99.99% of the time. Seriously, this is a lame function and I would be embarrassed to be a MS developer if this was the best I could do.
Cutting is very temperamental now. I highlight and right click cut and the entire highlight goes un-highlighted and I have to do it again, sometimes this happens 3 times before I can actually cut the paragraph.
I just started having this problem. Earlier in the week I couldn't paste into Power Point, but I thought it was due to the fact I was copying text from a pdf. Today, I can't paste into Word from Slack or from OneNote--I could copy from Slack and paste it into OneNote, but I can't paste it from there into Word. When I try I Word stops responding, I get a white screen and the spinning circle. It recovers but my doc is still blank. I have tried right clicking and selecting paste and using the keyboard short-cut.
Four months after this original post, I'm having the same issues...
Pasting is still sporadic - using OneNote v.16001.11126.20076.0
This functionally is the fundamental use of using OneNote and it's sporadic? It's regressed to a state that is frustrating. Has M'soft outsourced regression testing? If so, get rid of them!
Dorothy K commented
When I use right click to copy, it fails. Highlighting the area to be copied is hit and miss. Sometimes it will hold, and sometimes it won't. I have to keep repeating and repeating the process util it finally highlights the entire area I want to copy and paste/cut. I have Windows 10, 64 bit.