Bug 227885 - copy URL does not work correctly
Summary: copy URL does not work correctly
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-08 19:31 UTC by Tom Tromey
Modified: 2014-08-11 05:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:04:19 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Tom Tromey 2007-02-08 19:31:03 UTC
"Copy Link Address" does not appear to work in gnome-terminal.
To reproduce:
* Open 2 gnome-terminals
* In the first, type "http://www.redhat.com/"
* Right click over the URL
* Select "Copy Link Address"

* Move to second terminal and use middle click to paste.
  I generally get whatever I had selected before.

Right click->Paste works.  But that seems weird to me, as a
rule I never use this.

Comment 1 Behdad Esfahbod 2007-02-08 20:11:51 UTC
This is a wellknown issue with all X apps, no?
PRIMARY: middle click will paste whatever you last selected.
CLIPBOARD: choosing paste menu pastes whatever you copied using a copy menu.

Comment 2 Tom Tromey 2007-02-08 20:15:43 UTC
I suppose so.  It is pretty unfriendly though.  It means
I have to select (which requires a bit more dexterity)
to paste a URL into emacs.  Also, the desktop is not
consistent here -- Copy Link Location does what I expect
in firefox.  I don't see a downside to changing gnome-terminal
to "select" the URL for me.  But then that may be an artifact
of how I work.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:09:29 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:11:47 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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Comment 5 Tom Tromey 2008-05-06 19:48:06 UTC
Still a bug in F8.

Comment 6 Behdad Esfahbod 2008-05-09 08:02:11 UTC
Tom, it's as simple as "right-click->Paste"ing instead of middle-clicking.

If you still insist that it should copy the link in both CLIPBOARD and PRIMARY,
then this bug needs to go upstream...

Comment 7 Tom Tromey 2008-05-09 14:42:08 UTC
I will file it upstream, where it can be more conveniently closed ;)

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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:04:19 UTC
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