Why selecting text with mouse often doesn't make the text
pasteable with mouse mid-button click?
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Sun Sep 18 19:30:26 UTC 2011
On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 01:28:18PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 09:06:44AM -0700, Yuri wrote:
> > On 09/18/2011 06:05, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > >>> I notice this again and again: when I select some text in Konsole
> > >>(KDE4)
> > >>> sometimes it doesn't paste with the middle mouse button click.
> > >Where are you pasting? (on another terminal emulator, in an application
> > >running in a terminal emulator, or within another X application)?
> > >
> > Test selected in Konsole I usually paste into Konsole. and it fails
> > maybe in 5-10% of cases.
> hmm - no good guesses there. It could be an overactive Window manager
> grabbing the focus away at the wrong point (it's a nuisance on Mac OS X
> for instance). If it were a consistent problem with pasting into a
> given application, I had a couple of ideas...
> (consistent problems are easier to fix ;-)
Now you mentioned it, I see something similar.
I typically paste from one xterm window to another.
Typically one xterm is the local box and another
xterm is some ssh session.
What I see on amd64 laptop is that pasting with a built-in
mouse stops working after a while. I typically have
a usb mouse as well. Pasting with a usb mouse never fails.
I can copy with a built-in mouse and paste with a usb mouse.
Because in the end I get done what I need, I never
really bothered to think why.
Next time this happens, I'll try to record the
exact details, if you are interested.
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