Copy & Paste is tempermental
Users reporting multiple copy/paste issues for text:
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."
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."
Can't copy/paste from Skype for Business.
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.
emma nicholson commented
I think I add an extra hour a day to my workload messing around with cut and paste - it won't do it until after three or four times. Come on Microsoft. This is basic stuff. Sort it out. Or we are all going to Google or Mac.
Steve S. commented
why am I unable to copy paste with my mouse into the phone number line in skype for business. I have to copy with my mouse as normal for a phone number from another source and then use ctrl v to actually paste it into the text box in skype. Very frustrating.
The new product is HORRIBLE and extremely frustrating to work with . What moron thought this worked well?
In Word 2018 for Mac, when I try to paste in the area where I clicked it doesn't work. It just pastes in the area where I copied.
trying to copy and paste from a word document to another word document just a few lines of text from a google search, on a right click and paste the cursor jumps back up the page to insert it at the end of the last copy and paste item. Its really odd?
I have to use Ctri and V to get it to paste where I want it to. might seem minor but its annoying. Another colleague has similar issue where he can't right click at all.
Frankly, Windows 10 is the biggest pile of S*** that has ever been foisted on us helpless consumers. I hate it with a passion. Cutting and pasting anything is hit and miss. Sometimes you can do it, sometimes you can't. There appears to be no rhyme or reason.
Same for pasting phone number a very useful and frequently used function is so temperamental its about useless. If the phone number is associated with a skype account it refuses to budge and you are forced to enter the phone number using the foolish dial pad and mouse....Old skype could pick a phone number out of a mess and resolve it. Very big step backward.
I've found that the only way to copy from Teams successfully is to click and hold down the left mouse button to select the text I want (including multiple messages) and then press ctrl-C before letting go of the mouse button.
This works in that you can paste multiple lines of text into other applications but what it ends up copying isn't exactly awesome. You will get multiple copies of messages across multiple lines.
We really need an intelligent implementation of copy and paste in and out of MS Teams. What exists now is an absolute shambles!
Same issue. Annoying.
Hugh McDonald commented
i have the same problem I want to copy and paste a entire message my girlfriend in quito wants to text me and I then paste to a translator 8i used to be able to copy the entire message but now it only highlights a single paragraph at a time,whay did it change by itself after years of doing it this way? I HATE Microsoft! windows,such a faulty virus and Trojan laden operating system,im so sick of **** changing for no reason and doing whatever it feels like! im throwing this pc in the garbage once and for all and getting myself a Mac. Pc Sucks!
It's crucial to be able to copy messages between chats and it's causing a real pain now
I think this might be the solution. Deselect mini toolbar in word under File/Opions/General
Copy and paste was a problem with SFB as well. Come on MS, this is just table stakes kind of stuff. Please fix this ASAP!
Tom B commented
Wow - an area where Lotus Sametime is superior??
Copying and pasting from one microsoft program to another is the worst experience. Often it adds spacing and formatting on its own, that didn't exist in the copied text. It also copies highlight colors that can't be removed from the receiving documents. How did these bugs get past QA? Going from Word to Teams to VSTS (Azure DevOps) is a copy-paste nightmare.
Tommy Vinson commented
When will this issue be resolved? I have to paste things in notepad then copy and past again into Skype.
Copy and paste in excel is locking up our computers on office 365
It doesn't even copy items if you are using a mac. I quite literally have to button mash Command + C for it to eventually copy. It's the only way it will work. And even then, it often will not copy the text.
Copy and Paste from Skype for Business: Just. Doesn't. Work. Why not?
Problem with highlighting and cut & paste seems to be getting worse.
Microsoft Teams have been working on this since April 2018 without a fix?