If I open Telescope for file or text search and switch to normal mode within the Telescope prompt and press p, nothing happens.

Does anyone know how I can enable pasting via p in normal mode in Telescope?

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I ran into the same problem and think I found the source of the problem. If you copy something with new line characters, pasting it into the (single-line) Telescope search won't work. You can e.g. see if something contains a newline character by running :reg and check for trailing ^J characters (at least on Arch Linux) in the relevant register.

To bypass this problem, make sure to only yank single-line content, e.g. with 0Y instead of yy.

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