"Copy Visual Style" is not working correctly

lauriedunlap shared this problem 7 months ago
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"Copy Visual Style" is not working correctly. Suppose I create a figure, say a triangle. Next I want to create a copy of it because I want to have two congruent triangles side-by-side. I click on the "Copy Visual Style" icon, then I select the figure, then I hit CTRL C, followed by CTRL V. Normally I get a copy of the figure that partly overlaps the original figure and I can drag the copy to where I want it. That is no longer happening. Now the copy lands directly on the original and cannot be separated from it. I have attached a file where it has copied a triangle onto itself, in case that is helpful.. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

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I am using Classic GeoGebra 5.

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That's not how it's supposed to work, see https://wiki.geogebra.org/e...

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Yes, but up until the last few weeks, you could also use it to make copies of figures as I described above. So, I should have said that it is no longer allowing one to copy figures the way it did in January. Is there a way to copy figures within a document? I often spend a good amount of time creating a figure and I need multiple copies of it in the same document. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

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Ctrl-C/V is working for me (with no offset). Please post your .ggb file

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(with no offset) means that you can move the figure after copying over the original

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Wow, some things have changed. I have attached another .ggb document. As was true yesterday, the Ctrl-C/V is working (with no offset). Yesterday I was unable to move the figure after copying, but today I can (yippee) - there is a catch though. Previously, immediately following the paste, the pasted figure was selected and I had 2 ways of moving it; I could either use the arrow keys, or I could drag it with my mouse. Now, it is not selected following the paste and if I want to move the figure, I can only drag it by the "original figure". In the attached document, the original figure is the circle in the center (for both drawings).

But there is another rather surprising change when cutting and pasting into a MS Word document. If I use the Ctrl, Shift C followed by Ctrl V, I can paste it into a word document. Then, in the past, if I cut-and-pasted the figure from the MS Word document back into the original GeoGebra document, I could no longer manipulate it by dragging on vertices, changing its colors, etc. But now I can! That was a surprise.

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