Microsoft Edge: Paste URL into address bar

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  1. Posts : 17
    64-bit Windows 10 Home 1909
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       #11

    Ok. Dang. It was definitely something I did; but I don't yet know what. I feel bad for wasting a lot of good people's time; but the issue is so novel and masked by the fact that no other app exhibits the phenomenon.

    I re-enabled IE 11 and it neither exhibited the behavior nor fixed Edge's, making it 4 total browsers and countless apps that are unaffected.. So, out of frustration (and ideas), I restored back to a point just after I first received the laptop (ugh!). The issue went away. I started re-applying some of the changes I had made, which I thought were innocuous, and have narrowed down the cause to an as-yet-unknown service I have disabled. Edge [apparently] requires it for copying/cutting/pasting and [seemingly] no other browser or app does.

    I have been up for >30 hours and need to get some sleep. After I get some rest, I will narrow the cause down to the service that Edge requires for copy/cut/paste. I cannot imagine why no other app does; but I can consistently fix the issue by re-enabling all of the disabled services back to their factory defaults. Run my script to disable a specified set of services and the phenomenon returns.

    One new twist is that now, unlike before I restored, when I hit Ctrl+X it closes the browser. That wrinkle could have really confused the issue [for me] when I first started researching it.

    I am really sorry to have wasted your time. I am typically more diligent in such matters. I just didn't see how disabling some unneeded services would cause this issue. Still don't. Like I said, the fact that no other app is affected led me away from further investigating the changes I made. E.g., if my WiFi had quit connecting, I would immediately noticed and assumed I had disabled something required. That I do not use Edge (other than implicitly in the Start | Search), coupled with the fact that in the last six weeks nothing else has been impacted, masked the issue for me. Again, I apologize.

    As of now, I consider the issue resolved. I will figure out the required service, report back here, and close this thread.
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  2. Posts : 34,963
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #12

    Thanks for letting us know.
    Standard advice on services is- leave well alone. They may be interrelated, with unexpected consequences if you change things.

    Glad you were able to reproduce it. My pattern of working is
    - keep simple record of changes
    - new base disk image after an upgrade
    - note each change/installation/uninstallation
    - differential image
    etc
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  3. Posts : 24,632
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #13

    Ivan Ho said:
    I have been up for >30 hours and need to get some sleep...
    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt

    At least you got a result that makes sense.
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  4. Posts : 17
    64-bit Windows 10 Home 1909
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Microsoft Edge does not use the standard OS clipboard. Instead, it uses the Clipboard User Service (cbdhsvc), which I have disabled. Re-enabling the service (and restarting) restores copy/cut/paste in Edge. I have not yet encountered any other app using this service instead of the standard clipboard.
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  5. Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       #15

    Ok. Dang. It was definitely something I did; but I don't yet know what. I feel bad for wasting a lot of good people's time; but the issue is so novel and masked by the fact that no other app exhibits the phenomenon. It says either you specified a destination not valid error and i fixed it. Either you Specified a Destination Address that is not Valid or Remote Server is Down
    Glad you figured it out.

    Microsoft Edge does not use the standard OS clipboard. Instead, it uses the Clipboard User Service (cbdhsvc), which I have disabled. Re-enabling the service (and restarting) restores copy/cut/paste in Edge. I have not yet encountered any other app using this service instead of the standard clipboard.
    Clipboard User Service - cbdhsvc - exists only in the latest Windows 10 updates only. Specifically in 1809 and 1903 versions.

    So I think The Edge was using the standard clipboard service in the older versions.

    http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cbdhsvc/
    Last edited by Perejon; 2 Days Ago at 09:00.
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