copy & paste troubles

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Nov 21 15:12:00 GMT 2005

> Hi.  Running 5.4 stable here.  I have an annoying problem with my copy &
> paste. When I copy something from an xterm and paste it into an X app the
> string appears in the middle of a previously copied string made from
> within an X app.
> Example:
> I copy "" from Firefox and then "postfix" from my
> xterm.  Pasting  in my xterm gives me "postfix" but pasting in Firefox
> gives me "http://freshmeat.cpostfixom/".

I have noticed that numerous applications, including HTLM forms tend
to insert where-ever the mouse pointer is rather than where the
cursor is.   Or, maybe, as soon as you click the mouse to do the 
insert, it first changes the cursor position to wherever the pointer
is and then does the insert.     

So, I just have to make sure I move my mouse pointer to exactly where I 
want things to insert.   I get caught on this frequently.

I don't know if that is what your situation is, but it sounds like a
possibility, so check it out.


> Any ideas?
> --
> Peter

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