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.
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?
Copy and paste is ridiculously hard to use. Please fix!!!!! The cursor has to be exactly on the beginning or end. Lots of time that doesn't even work. Have to try 5-6 times to get it exactly right. come on !
Nimesh Pokharel commented
hi on septmber 26 when i paste from the picture it pasted in the same format of the picture like there were 5 column and 5 column were able to paste. but now when i follow the same thing all the column is appended into one column. how is this possible and how can we fix can you please suggest
Additionally, when copying messages it doesn't include the senders' names. So if, for example, you wanted to keep a record of a teams conversation you don't actually have WHO said what.
Glad you're working on it. While that's going on, this works beautifully in Slack. Maybe look at how that works and see if you can't emulate it.
carol malloy commented
I was able to copy and paste a quote on my Desktop to be able to transfer over to my Facebook page. I never had a problem doing this until a few days ago. Suddenly, the images that I posted on my Desktop, only show a blank background with what looks like a mountain or some type of image. I USE to see the actual picture or quote that I cut/pasted. I am on Windows 10 and probably, yet again, they made another change or two so now, I have to click on the image first to see what it is before I put it on Facebook.