How to get rid of the “Requested Clipboard operation did not succeed” error in Trados Studio

Only the patient win the battle for clipboard!

While working in Trados Studio (and with texts in general), one has to perform numerous copy and paste operations through pressing CTRL+C and CTRL+V key combinations (you don’t copy texts with the help of your mouse, do you?). Translators are constantly looking up terms in dictionaries, reading specialized articles in the Internet etc.

However, an attempt of doing so sometimes results in Trados Studio displaying a message as follows:


In other words, for some reason Trados Studio refuses to copy a text fragment to clipboard.

Usually, this error is caused by another program (for example, Punto Switcher or a clipboard manager) “fighting” with  Trados Studio for the right to be the first to run the copy command.

The easiest method to get rid of this error is to copy the fragment again, taking your time :) Mostly, it is enough.

If you want to get rid of it completely, you’ll have to remove or disable the competitor program.


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