Bug 441879 - Cannot paste into compose window
Summary: Cannot paste into compose window
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-10 17:10 UTC by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2018-04-11 07:24 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-12 22:10:22 UTC
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Description Orion Poplawski 2008-04-10 17:10:57 UTC
Description of problem:

Trying to paste the contents of the X clipboard into a Thunderbird compose
window but nothing happens.  Can copy/paste from elsewhere in the compose
window, but not from any other application.  Running KDE.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-04-10 20:43:50 UTC
Cannot reproduce with the same package of thunderbird on Gnome.

Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-04-10 20:44:50 UTC
Trying to blame KDE. What do you, guys, think about it?

Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2008-04-10 20:58:26 UTC
What other applications did you try?

Is Klipper running? If so, how is it configured? With the default settings? Or 
have you changed anything?

Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2008-04-10 21:17:30 UTC
Works konsole and firefox.

Klipper is running - should be stock configuration - I've tried not to do any

Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2008-04-10 21:25:15 UTC
Sorry, I actually meant: from what applications were you trying unsuccessfully 
to paste into Thunderbird?

Comment 6 Orion Poplawski 2008-04-10 21:38:40 UTC
I can paste from Firefox and OO Writer.  I can't paste from konsole and konqueror.

Comment 7 Rex Dieter 2008-04-10 21:45:11 UTC
If I recall, I do that exact operation (copy from konsole/konq, paste into
thunderbird) almost every day.

I'll go (re)check, to make sure I'm not just going senile.

Comment 8 Lukáš Tinkl 2008-04-11 08:01:29 UTC
Could be that klipper is causing that behavior, try to disable it

Comment 9 Orion Poplawski 2008-04-11 16:54:12 UTC
Quit klipper and disabled running in on login.  Logged out and back it.  Still
can't paste.

Comment 10 Rex Dieter 2008-04-11 17:19:02 UTC
Copy konsole/konq contents, paste into Thunderbird, worksforme, *with* klipper.


Comment 11 Orion Poplawski 2008-04-11 19:24:11 UTC
I can't reproduce it on a different laptop, so it may be hardware dependent.

Comment 12 Orion Poplawski 2008-04-11 19:26:17 UTC
Okay, found the difference/issue.  It doesn't work with HTML compose.  If you
are in text compose or if you do "Paste without formatting" it works.  So, who's
fault is it - KDE or Thunderbird?  How do we know more about the "format" of the

Comment 13 Rex Dieter 2008-04-11 21:44:54 UTC
back to TB and see.

Comment 14 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:15:35 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 15 Steven M. Parrish 2009-01-10 19:10:34 UTC
Is this still an ongoing issue or has it been resolved?

Comment 16 Orion Poplawski 2009-01-12 22:10:22 UTC
This appears to be fixed in F10 with TB

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