[Bug 90477] Copy/paste does not work if Firefox is closed down

Alexander Sack asac at jwsdot.com
Thu Mar 8 18:16:43 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 10:04:11PM -0000, Eugenia Loli-Queru wrote:
> Public bug reported:
> Binary package hint: firefox
> About a year ago gnome added code to "preserve" the clipboard contents
> if the source application is closed down. This seems to work for gnome
> apps, but the app that I am usually copying from is Firefox or Epiphany.
> When I copy something on Firefox, then close down the browser and open a
> text editor, the clipboard information is gone. I have to keep firefox
> open for the clipboard content to not get destroyed. This is something
> that needs fixing because it has a major impact in the overall
> experience of the desktop system.

This is a known bug and there is probably another bug open about
this already. I almost certainly remember that there is an upstream
bug for this.

 - Alexander

Copy/paste does not work if Firefox is closed down

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