I searched on this here, and was surprised to see no mention of it. There's a bug in Samsung's clipboard code that, near as anybody can tell, affects everything running ICS, and perhaps even JB. When it strikes, and it seems to be a question of when, rather than if, your cut/copy/paste will either simply stop working or will crash applications. (For me it crashed Chrome and Dolphin, simply didn't work with the stock Android browser.) Only solutions are to either root your phone/tablet (voiding the warranty and running the risk of bricking it) or doing a factory reset. It's all over the forums, elsewhere: Galaxy S3 crashing when copying text to clipboard Can't copy paste HELLP samsung galaxy s3 copy and paste problem Issue 35732: Clipboard Crash Clipboard crashes on Android 3.0+ Samsung devices That last one is Samsung's own developer forum, where a Samsung dev team member has been promising since the beginning of November that Right now I'm disinclined to hold my breath. I think my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is going back to Costco tomorrow. Jim P.S.: And, yes: I'm annoyed.