|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Joe Harrington <jhmail>|
|Component:||netscape||Assignee:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Status:||CLOSED DEFERRED||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.1||CC:||blanalex, jhmail, rvokal|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-01-19 17:26:05 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Joe Harrington 1999-12-21 22:48:16 UTC
This has been a problem with Netscape on Linux since the beginning: 1. If you cut in Netscape and paste into emacs or xterm, you may or may not get your selection. It seems random, and a selection that doesn't work at one time might work later. 2. There's always blank space before every line but the first, even if there's no margin on the page (and who ever heard of pasting leading margins!). This is still in netscape-navigator-4.7-1.1us netscape-communicator-4.7-1.1us netscape-common-4.7-1.1us --jh--
Comment 1 Alexandre Blanchette 2000-01-14 03:58:59 UTC
Netscape manage its own selection/copy/cut/paste buffer, so it you use netscape's cut (alt-x) it will stay only inside netscape. When pasting data around various apps, i suggest you to use button 1 (left button) to select, and then use button 2 (middle button) to paste. NOTA: It will paste the piece of text you selected, in some occasion, this is a bit akward to use. Also, i haven't figured out how to cut text, not simply copy it. (sp?)
Comment 2 Joe Harrington 2000-01-14 20:06:59 UTC
When I said cut I meant copy, of course. You can't cut from a web page since Navigator isn't an editor. I have only ever used mouse-1 to copy and mouse-2 to paste. The bug I am reporting happens when I do this. Try it.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-18 19:50:59 UTC
Hm... I can't reproduce this here; copy & paste works like I expect; selecting things on this page and pasting them into vi (running in a gnome-term) works OK.
Comment 4 Joe Harrington 2000-01-18 21:01:59 UTC
I tried it going into a gnome terminal running vi and I still get blank space at the start of every line but the first. Do you see this behavior? If not, let's try to find the differences in our configurations, starting with rpms and X resources. The amount of blank space differs per web page. Here's what I get for an item on Red Hat's current homepage: Linux Demo Day to Seize on Win2K Publicity Linux user groups organize to educate the public about Windows alternatives. Plus: news roundup. Be To Offer BeOS 5.0 For Free Well, sort of. The Register reports that only a portion of the OS will be released for non-commercial use. I cut exactly those words (i.e., nothing more) with both left and middle buttons. There was no indent on the web page, but I get an indent when I paste. The outright failure to paste is intermittent, as I said. It seems to have something to do with having cut something in some other application first, but even then it's intermittent. It used to be I could fix the problem by cutting a null selection in that application, but now (last few releases of XFree86) it seems impossible to clear the cut buffer; if I try, I get whatever was in it before. There are some web pages from which I can *never* cut (the selection doesn't highlight). I can also not save those pages as text. That's different from this problem but may be related. Try cutting and pasting (or saving as text) the main text from http://www.firstib.com/.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-19 17:26:59 UTC
Reported to netscape; they may fix it in a later version. These shold be fixed by 5.0, however.