Are you aware of the clipboard dysfunction or errors? Do you often face “sorry, no manipulation with the clipboard allowed” while using your Mac? Then you do not need to get worried anymore. Because in this article, you will learn to fix such errors by yourself. This error usually occurs when you copy and paste files or texts. Let’s find out how to manage such mistakes.
WHAT IS MEANT BY “SORRY, NO MANIPULATION WITH THE CLIPBOARD ALLOWED”?
Do you know that when you copy your files or texts on macOS devices, they get saved temporarily in the “clipboard?” The clipboard is also known as virtual storage. The item you have copied will stay in the clipboard until you copy another text or file or shut the Mac down.
When “sorry, no manipulation with the clipboard allowed” occurs, it says that you have no access to the copied item on the clipboard. That is why you are unable to pate or copy any further data. This is a problem that cannot be overlooked, right? But you can still fix it.
WHY DOES THIS ERROR OCCUR?
There can be two main reasons behind the clipboard error. Either the operating system of your Mac device is outdated or bug-ridden. Or there is some clipboard malfunction in the power system. On the other hand, virus attacks on the device and malware can also cause this problem.
STEPS TO FIX THE PROBLEM:
We are not asking you to reboot your Mac. Instead, it would be best if you restarted your pasteboard server. Pboard or pasteboard system is the central system responsible for copying and storing data from one file to another. This central server temporarily stores data that you copy on different applications.
Now follow the instructions to restart the pasteboard server from the activity monitor:
- Get on to Finder, then application, then utilities. Then click double on the activity monitor. Press command+spacebar simultaneously, then type activity monitor in the search field and select it.
- Write pboard in the search bar column shown in the top corner at your right and double click on it in the process name column.
- Now you have to select the option “quit.”
- A warning sign will pop up on the screen that will ask you, “are you sure you want to quit?.” Special force quit from that sign.
- Now your Mac can terminate all the default settings of the cupboard and immediately get a restart. You need to close the “activity monitor” now and check to see if the copy-paste option is working on your Mac or not.
We often copy a lot of data in our PCs, Mac, etc. The system can be problematic sometimes, and it needs a simple reboot. If you face “sorry, no manipulation with the clipboard allowed,” then you do not need to find a technician. You can fix this problem manually on your own. The steps are described above. A simple reboot is required to refresh all the systems. This method works every time.