Cut and paste behavior
msw at cox.net
Mon Oct 29 14:20:56 UTC 2007
On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 08:42:57AM -0500, Chu Tan wrote:
> Experiment: Open firefox, highlight something, paste it in evolution
> using middle click, and it works. Close firefox, paste again using
> middle click, and something else was pasted.
Correct. Firefox isn't running any more, thus no longer owns PRIMARY, so
whatever is in PRIMARY *now* gets pasted.
Since evolution is a GNOME application, without looking I'd imagine what's
occurring is that since there is no PRIMARY selection any longer, it's
pasting whatever's in CLIPBOARD.
> Copying form Gedit to Evolution, the middle click approach exhibits the
> same problem, whereas, the ctrl-c/v works even after Gedit is closed.
Again, Gedit no longer owns PRIMARY, since it's no longer running.
Regarding CLIPBOARD, they're both GNOME applications. :)
Perhaps one of Fedora's GNOME packagers can step up and describe exactly
how they've configured things. Or you can always look at the X resources
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