I’ve had periodic problems with Google Chrome on Windows (Version 32.0.1700.102 m, but this has also happened occasionally in the past); sometimes it will refuse to copy the address bar.
Instead of copying, it will clear the clipboard.
Copying from other places, such as a web page (content or using Right-click / Copy Link Address) works fine.
Not sure if it’s an environmental issue — only seems to happen on my work machine; I haven’t seen the same at home.
Blogging it here because I can’t see any mentions of it online (which might be because it’s just me). Will post back if I find the solution.
— Daniel Bowen (@danielbowen) January 30, 2014
Update 2014-01-31: I uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome… it seems to work again, for now.
Update 2014-02-05: The problem seems to have come back. Very odd.
Update 2014-02-20: Some old posts on a related problem seemed to suggest it might be a Chrome Extension causing issues, so I removed all of mine. The problem seems to still be intermittently occurring.
Postscript: As per the comments, if you have Remote Desktop running, try shutting it down.