Bug 51716 - Mozilla & KDE clipboard do not work together
Summary: Mozilla & KDE clipboard do not work together
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Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla   
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Version: roswell
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Christopher Blizzard
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Reported: 2001-08-14 09:25 UTC by Warren Togami
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-25 20:43:45 UTC
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Description Warren Togami 2001-08-14 09:25:14 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Mozilla does not recognize any changes to the clipboard by KDE 
applications, and vice versa.  Gnome & Mozilla seems to work fine.  
Behaves the same when logged in KDE or Gnome.

1. Cut & Copy in Konquerer or kwrite will show up in klipper and paste 
within any application (Gnome, etc.), but it will not paste within Mozilla.
2. Copy within Mozilla.  Will not paste in KDE applications, and does not 
show up in klipper.
3. Copy "gnome" within gedit (Gnome).  Paste in Mozilla "gnome".  
Copy "KDE" within kwrite.  Paste in Mozilla "gnome".  Paste in 
Konquerer "KDE".

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Copy in a KDE application.  Attempt to paste in Mozilla.
Copy in Mozilla.  Attempt to paste in a KDE application.

Actual Results:  Changes to clipboard within Mozilla and KDE are not 
recognized between the two.  Gnome works with both the clipboards of KDE 
and Mozilla.

Expected Results:  Clipboard changes should be recognized between KDE and 

Additional info:

Roswell + latest up2date packages as of August 13 2001.

Comment 1 Christopher Blizzard 2002-01-25 20:43:40 UTC
I'm pretty sure this is fixed in recent rawhide releases.

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2002-03-29 13:47:37 UTC
This turned out to be an expected behavior of QT2.  They never did fix this, but
it was expected to behave in a more expected fashion in QT3/KDE3 where select
will no longer reset the clipboard, only the select and middle click thing.

The whole mess is explained here.

So it will never be fixed in KDE 2.2.2, but it works reasonably well in KDE3
right now.  KDE 2.2.2 users must always use select & middle-click to copy and
paste between Gnome, KDE and Mozilla without any surprises.

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