copy & paste troubles

Peter petermatulis at
Mon Nov 21 15:57:31 GMT 2005

--- Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at> wrote:

> > 
> > 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.

No, it is not a matter of *where* it is inserted.  It is *what* is

And Shift-insert only works between my X apps.  Copying something from my
(X-generated-fluxbox) xterm does not paste anything when doing this, say,
in my web browser search field.


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