Copy/paste doesn't work in RStudio

Hi there,

I'm having an unusual problem I hope someone can help with.

I cannot seem to copy/paste anything, from within RStudio, whether using keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+c), right-clicking, or going to Edit > Copy. So, highlighting some text then doing ctrl+c, ctrl+v does nothing. This holds no matter if I'm working in an .Rmd or .R file, or in the console.

However, if I copy something to the clipboard from outside RStudio, then I am able to paste it into RStudio.

Finally, if I try to cut (ctrl+x or right-click or Edit>Cut), the highlighted text disappears as it should, but when I go to paste, nothing happens.

Closing & reopening RStudio doesn't fix it, and these basic keyboard shortcuts don't seem to be modifiable in RStudio.

My sense from the above is that there's some issue with RStudio writing anything to the clipboard, which might be why pasting into RStudio is fine but pasting text copied inside RStudio doesn't work.
Note that one hack I found around this is to highlight text and drag it into another window, or another location in RStudio, so as to activate the drag-and-drop copy feature without actually going through the copy command. This works, but is not useful if you actually need to copy/paste rather than just move text.

Lastly, this error just started a few days ago though I've been using RStudio and particularly this version on this system for months.

Any thoughts?

System Info: I'm working on a Windows 11 machine, the following R and RStudio versions:

> R.version             
platform       x86_64-w64-mingw32               
arch           x86_64                           
os             mingw32                          
crt            ucrt                             
system         x86_64, mingw32                  
major          4                                
minor          2.1                              
year           2022                             
month          06                               
day            23                               
svn rev        82513                            
language       R                                
version.string R version 4.2.1 (2022-06-23 ucrt)
nickname       Funny-Looking Kid                

> RStudio.Version()

To cite RStudio in publications use:

  RStudio Team (2022). RStudio: Integrated Development Environment for R.
  RStudio, PBC, Boston, MA URL

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

    title = {RStudio: Integrated Development Environment for R},
    author = {{RStudio Team}},
    organization = {RStudio, PBC},
    address = {Boston, MA},
    year = {2022},
    url = {},

[1] "desktop"

[1] ‘2022.7.0.548’

[1] "2022.07.0+548"

[1] "Spotted Wakerobin"

Have you already tried to install an older version?

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