Fix PhpStorm text paste issue

Nov 22, 2013, 3:23:30 PM


Symptoms : Text copied from any other source except PhpStorm itself (Chrome, text editor etc.) can't be pasted in PhpStorm. But text is being in buffer - as it could be pasted in other editors.

The reason is in Oracle Java 8 (according to this bug report).


  • Install Oracle Java 7
  • Profit !

Setup Oracle Java 7 in Ubuntu

Install via WebUpd8 PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

and change default java version this way look what versions are available

sudo update-alternatives --config javac

There is 1 choice for the alternative javac (providing /usr/bin/javac).

  Selection Path Priority Status
  0 /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle/bin/javac 1074 auto mode
  1 /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle/bin/javac 1074 manual mode
* 2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/bin/javac 1089 manual mode
Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 

just select needed number (for example 1) and press Enter.

Restart system after

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Kuzminov "iJackUA"
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Code in Ruby and Elixir, but still love PHP. Explore ES6 and Vue.js. Explore databases, use Ubuntu and MacOS, think about IT people and management


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