Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62903
gnome-terminal cut/paste is not backward compatible with Xterm
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
I open up a gnome-terminal.
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: I end up with "this is a " being pasted.
Expected Results: I would have expected "this is a test" to be pasted.
This is not consistent behaviour with any other X cut/paste behaviour.
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.