Bug 62903 - gnome-terminal cut/paste is not backward compatible with Xterm
gnome-terminal cut/paste is not backward compatible with Xterm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-04-07 09:27 EDT by greg hosler
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-07 09:27:58 EDT
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Description greg hosler 2002-04-07 09:27:53 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020401

Description of problem:
I open up a gnome-terminal.

I type

        this is a test

I double click on "test", and hold the left mouse button down. I drag the mouse
left to teh word "this", expecting all 4 words "this" "is" "a" "test" to be
selected, but no, the text to the left of the original click-word is selected,
but not the original clicked word. in other words. if I paste, I end up with
"this is a " instead of "this is a test".

An Xterm will definately give me "this is a test" using the same click-and-drag
behaviour as above.

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1.See description

Actual Results:  I end up with "this is a " being pasted.

Expected Results:  I would have expected "this is a test" to be pasted.

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This is not consistent behaviour with any other X cut/paste behaviour.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-10 10:47:52 EDT
The behavior needs to be synced to entry/text widgets in applications.

I filed the bug upstream on libzvt: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78289

Closing on RH level, we'll inherit any upstream solution.

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