Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#7668 closed defect (fixed)

MacOS GUI: copy / paste via cmd-c / cmd-v

Reported by: traut Owned by: team
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Core Version: latest
Keywords: Mac OS X, GUI Cc:


For a Mac application copy and paste should be done by cmd-c and cmd-v

It seams to me that sometimes ctrl-c / -v is used instead.

The menu shows Edit > Copy ⌘-C (which is the correct shortcut for cmd-c)

This menu is not always available, but is blocked when other windows are open - such as Download Object.

The windows do not permit to select / highlight any of the text shown within the window. Thus it's not possible to copy from this.


  • JOSM Help Browser does permit to select text and does copy with ctrl-c.
  • Download Object does permit to paste with ctrl-v. Some of the text within the window may be selected / highlighted. This text may be copied via ctrl-v. Select all does work here - but not with cmd-a, but ctrl-a
  • The entry page does permit to select text. It may be copied via ctrl-c. But it's not possible to use any item from the Edit menu.

The Mac version should work according to Mac GUI guidelines, instead of Windows shortcuts.

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JOSM Editor copy paste.png (133.1 KB) - added by traut 11 years ago.

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Change History (6)

Changed 11 years ago by traut

Attachment: JOSM Editor copy paste.png added


comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by traut

From ticket #1589 the topics (6) and (7) do not work as described.

#1471 should be reopened.

Last edited 11 years ago by traut (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Radfahrer

Component: Installer MacOSCore
Owner: changed from Radfahrer to team

This is not an issue with the installer, but with the JOSM application itself. Therefore changed the component to "Core" and assignment to "team".

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by traut

Most of it was fixed by

Preferences > Display Settings > Look and Feel: Mac OS X

The menus still do not work as usual: greyed out commands, although the shortcuts do work now, cmd-c and cmd v, and the menus are attached to the screen instead of the window.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by traut

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by traut

Keywords: OS X added

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