Bug 1260907 - insertion of text via marking and clicking mouswheen does not work in wayland session
insertion of text via marking and clicking mouswheen does not work in wayland...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wayland (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-09-08 04:00 EDT by Jakub
Modified: 2017-08-08 08:13 EDT (History)
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Description Jakub 2015-09-08 04:00:04 EDT
Description of problem:
the Xorg like behaviour (marking text and inserting it via clicking mouswheel or simultaneously left and right mouse button) does not work under wayland.
i consider this as one of the main features of linux considering usability

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would be nice to have even more "pockets" to copy text or files with
maybe some kind of combination with numbers when copying like ctrl+[1-9] for choosing different trays. it could benefit faster insertion of reocurring text-(fragments)
hoewver just marking text to insert it in Xorg should (IMHO) come to wayland. its an incredibly convenient feature
Comment 1 Jakub 2015-09-08 08:11:29 EDT
sry, i found that it works within (and across) firefox and libreoffice but not in or from a terminal. som maybe it is more like a terminal issue..
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan 2015-09-08 08:21:30 EDT
This is an X11 feature so it works between X11 apps running in Wayland via Xwayland.

But gnome-terminal is now ported to Wayalnd so it does not run in Xwayland. And Wayland does not have a primary selection.

See bug 1214318 and bug 1214655, specifically https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1214655#c7 for more detail.
Comment 3 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 10:42:16 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

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