Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114147
copy/paste large text document fails with Klipper
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
Description of problem:
Copying large text between several different applications fails with
Klipper running, mainly OpenOffice, Mozilla, and KWrite/Edit.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure Klipper is running.
2. Open a large (>2 pages) document in OpenOffice Writer.
3. Open a blank document in KWrite/Edit.
4. Copy the document from OOo and paste in KWrite/Edit
Sometimes it doesn't work at all. Most of the time just the first few
paragraphs get copied.
The entire selection should be copied.
I can't tell a difference whether I use the Copy/Paste commands or
This works fine on a system that was upgraded to KDE 3.2 beta 2 and
whatever version of QT that requires.
From scanning mailing lists, the consensus seems to be that this is
related to QT's 'QClipboard' and was fixed in recent releases.
As a workaround, I have disabled Klipper and am using XClipboard.
That is not a very viable solution since it doesn't run in the panel
and doesn't seem to have support for italics/bold/tabs, etc.
yes, it's fixed in new qt-3.2.3/kde 3.2 Beta2, which is available for
FC1 on ftp.kde.org.
I guess the only reason I wasn't using that is that, last time I
looked, redhat-artwork didn't work with the newest version. I'll give
it a try. Here's a link if anyone's interested: