Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84091
(vte) Selection kills clipboard
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
Description of problem:
Selection kills clipboard.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Run "cat" and type some garbage to have something to copy and paste
1. Select something ("A")
3. Shift+Ctrl+V <---- copied text "A" pastes
4. Select something else ("B")
5. Shift+Ctrl+V <---- pastes "B" instead of "A"!
Should paste "B"
I do not recall this bug in first Phoebe. This must be an unintended
consequence of a bugfix. There were two or three clipboard handling bugs
fixed in vte for Phoebe-2.
I am sorry, I mixed up "Expected" and "Actual" results.
"Steps to reproduce" section has correct sequence.
Is this still an issue in FC3 or FC4?
It still happens.
I'm not suprised that nobody notices, very few people use clipboard
with gnome-terminal. Most normal hackers just middle-button away...
I personally use the clipboard very often, sometimes copy huge amounts of
scrollbacks manually using the clipboard to paste into gedit, and I haven't seen
anything like this.
Please be sure to file this along with reproduce procedure upstream. We sure as
hell don't have resources to fix vte in RH. I am only "owning" vte now to
handle bug triage.
This is fixed in FC-5: