Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53177
pasting text from Mozilla inserts extraneous characters
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:51 EDT
Selecting text in Mozilla (using the middle mouse button) and then pasting
it in another X app, such as xterm, often pastes the selected text plus a
prefix of "* ". ie, high-lighting
This is a test
in mozilla and pasting in xterm will sometimes instead paste
* This is a test
That's a feature, not a bug. You probably got it from a list.
I'm not following why it's a feature. It happens other times than just lists
(ie, it's not just pasting an asterisk in place of a bullet). It's something
that breaks off and on in Mozilla (I noticed it broken again in a daily build in
the past couple of weeks, for example, though it was fixed by the next daily).
So why is this reopened if it's fixed in daily builds? 0.9.8 will be in rawhide
'cause I'm trying to figure out why it's considered a feature, not a bug, that
mozilla adds characters when pasting text
If you paste a list it's converted into a text friendly format, including *'s to
mark the beginning of items in the list. That's a feature. It's there by design.
Can you please provide me with a site and some text to test this bug out against?
Closing -- haven't seen lately w/ 1.0 CVS / 1.1
Reopening -- I'm seeing this again.
On the page http://www.zauruszone.com/howtos/lc_ppp-usb.shtml
about a third of the way down the page is text that reads:
"c) Once the kernel has been recompiled and the modules installed, you need to
do the following:
* Insert the usbserial module : as root, run insmod usbserial vendor=0x4dd
When I select just the "insmod usbserial vendor=0x4dd product=0x8002" and paste
it into an xterm, it sometimes pastes as "* insmod usbserial vendor=0x4dd
product=0x8002" (ie, it apparently selects the fact that it was text from a list
item, even though it wasn't the beginning of the list item)
I'm noticing this on RHL 8.0 with mozilla-1.2b-2002102308_trunk_rh8_xft
Not seen lately, closing