Comment 37 for bug 882307

Till Halbach (till-halbach) wrote :

So this problem has been with us since 2011, and I can confirm it still for Ubuntu 14.04.

To reproduce:
1) Copy the name of an arbitrary file: Mark file, F2, Ctrl-C, ESC
2) Copy any file: Mark file, Ctrl-C
3) Paste twice: Ctrl-v, Ctrl-v

The second paste is not possible. In fact, Ctrl-A and possibly other keyboard shortcuts won't work either.
Now, go through the above steps once more (in a new window), but replace ESC with Enter. The bug does not occur. So ESC seems to be the culprit.

Possible workarounds:
- Enter out of file name copying, don't escape.
- Mouse drag'n drop is still a possibility.
- Kind of a workaround is to open a new window (but you need to refind the proper directory).