"copy selected items to clipboard" / "copy bibliography" gives weird results

edited 13 days ago
A problem I encounter for the last several months: whether with shortcut Ctrl+Shift+C or file menu: I get all kinds of strings I do not need. I depends if I paste as unformatted text (including unwanted info) or as HTML (clean, but formatted inc. an indent). Many programs can only paste unformatted..

So basically a paste should show like this:
Sutherland JW, Turcotte RJ, Molden E, Moriarty V, Kelly M, Aubel M, Foss M (2021) The detection of airborne anatoxin-a (ATX) on glass fiber filters during a harmful algal bloom. Lake and Reservoir Management 0:1–9 . https://doi.org/10.1080/10402381.2021.1881191

Instead of (I replaced < by ** and > by ***, otherwise it shows pretty normal in this forum-post..):
**div class="csl-bib-body" style="line-height: 1.35; margin-left: 2em; text-indent:-2em;"***
**div class="csl-entry"***Sutherland JW, Turcotte RJ, Molden E, Moriarty V, Kelly M, Aubel M, Foss M (2021) The detection of airborne anatoxin-a (ATX) on glass fiber filters during a harmful algal bloom. Lake and Reservoir Management 0:1–9 . **a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/10402381.2021.1881191"***https://doi.org/10.1080/10402381.2021.1881191**/a*****/div***
**span class="Z3988" title="url_ver=Z39.88-2004&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Fzotero.org%3A2&rft_id=info%3Adoi%2F10.1080%2F10402381.2021.1881191&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Ajournal&rft.genre=article&rft.atitle=The%20detection%20of%20airborne%20anatoxin-a%20(ATX)%20on%20glass%20fiber%20filters%20during%20a%20harmful%20algal%20bloom&rft.jtitle=Lake%20and%20Reservoir%20Management&rft.volume=0&rft.issue=0&rft.aufirst=J%20W&rft.aulast=Sutherland&rft.au=J%20W%20Sutherland&rft.au=R%20J%20Turcotte&rft.au=E%20Molden&rft.au=V%20Moriarty&rft.au=M%20Kelly&rft.au=M%20Aubel&rft.au=M%20Foss&rft.date=2021-04&rft.pages=1-9&rft.spage=1&rft.epage=9&rft.issn=1040-2381"*****/span***
**/div***

can this be fixed?

ps. why 2 phrases with the same function?
"copy selected items to clipboard" = shortcut
"copy bibliography" = Edit-menu
  • It sounds like you have "copy as html" selected in the Export tab in the preferences.

    (I agree on the PS, FWIW -- having different names for the same shortcut is weird)
  • tnx! must have selected that one once upon a time ;)
  • why 2 phrases with the same function?
    "copy selected items to clipboard" = shortcut
    "copy bibliography" = Edit-menu
    "Copy Selected Items to Clipboard" is a generic way of describing the action out of context.

    The Edit menu entry is in the context of the Edit menu, where Copy always copies a selected thing to the clipboard (so "selected" and "clipboard" would both be redundant), and the text depends on the Quick Copy setting (e.g., "Copy Bibliography", "Copy as CSL JSON", "Copy as RIS").
  • Ok, nice! After changing the QC-settings in prefs, the item under the Edit-menu is changed according to that specific setting. Tnx
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