|Summary:||pasting text from Mozilla inserts extraneous characters|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Chris Ricker <chris.ricker>|
|Component:||mozilla||Assignee:||Christopher Blizzard <blizzard>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-10-17 14:33:52 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Chris Ricker 2001-09-04 21:41:31 UTC
Selecting text in Mozilla (using the middle mouse button) and then pasting it in another X app, such as xterm, often pastes the selected text plus a prefix of "* ". ie, high-lighting This is a test in mozilla and pasting in xterm will sometimes instead paste * This is a test
Comment 1 Christopher Blizzard 2002-01-25 20:31:37 UTC
That's a feature, not a bug. You probably got it from a list.
Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2002-01-25 21:02:25 UTC
I'm not following why it's a feature. It happens other times than just lists (ie, it's not just pasting an asterisk in place of a bullet). It's something that breaks off and on in Mozilla (I noticed it broken again in a daily build in the past couple of weeks, for example, though it was fixed by the next daily).
Comment 3 Christopher Blizzard 2002-01-25 21:13:16 UTC
So why is this reopened if it's fixed in daily builds? 0.9.8 will be in rawhide shortly?
Comment 4 Chris Ricker 2002-01-25 21:45:27 UTC
'cause I'm trying to figure out why it's considered a feature, not a bug, that mozilla adds characters when pasting text
Comment 5 Christopher Blizzard 2002-01-25 23:07:44 UTC
If you paste a list it's converted into a text friendly format, including *'s to mark the beginning of items in the list. That's a feature. It's there by design. Can you please provide me with a site and some text to test this bug out against?
Comment 6 Chris Ricker 2002-08-30 12:54:49 UTC
Closing -- haven't seen lately w/ 1.0 CVS / 1.1
Comment 7 Chris Ricker 2002-11-17 05:10:42 UTC
Reopening -- I'm seeing this again. On the page http://www.zauruszone.com/howtos/lc_ppp-usb.shtml about a third of the way down the page is text that reads: "c) Once the kernel has been recompiled and the modules installed, you need to do the following: * Insert the usbserial module : as root, run insmod usbserial vendor=0x4dd product=0x8002" When I select just the "insmod usbserial vendor=0x4dd product=0x8002" and paste it into an xterm, it sometimes pastes as "* insmod usbserial vendor=0x4dd product=0x8002" (ie, it apparently selects the fact that it was text from a list item, even though it wasn't the beginning of the list item)
Comment 8 Chris Ricker 2002-11-17 05:15:21 UTC
I'm noticing this on RHL 8.0 with mozilla-1.2b-2002102308_trunk_rh8_xft
Comment 9 Chris Ricker 2003-10-17 14:33:52 UTC
Not seen lately, closing