Undo limit/bug

My tale of woe: I cut a section that I intended to paste, forgot to paste, then did another cut and paste.

When I tried to undo, it undid the second paste, but would not undo beyond that—I get an error “ping” and the undo option is grey. The text from that first cut is gone.

I think the technical term for this is “boned.”

It was a relatively small edit, but that’s either an awful feature or a terrible bug.

Most Mac programs have an essentially infinite redo feature.

I’m going to go cry for a bit.

Scrivener 3.2.2
Mac OS 11.0.1

There are several clipboard handlers available that solve this. I use Unclutter and Alfred, and both have clipboard history included.

I am not aware of any Mac text editor or word processing app that save clipboard history for undo. Which apps are you referring to?

I just mean the Mac OS clipboard, but what I’m talking about is the Scrivener [command]-z undo feature, not restoring what is in the clipboard.

Lots of apps let you undo changes with [command]-z all the way back to the beginning of the session, so it was weird that the undo option stopped after using it once.

Which text editing apps? Any examples?