Bug report #831
Correction to page 38 of QGIS user guide
|Category:||Documentation and Help|
|Affected QGIS version:||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||OS X||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||fixed|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||Copied to github as #:||10890|
Cutting, copying and pasting features: Step 3, reads: "Start editing for both layers"
I don't think it is necessary to start editing on the source layer to be able to copy from it.