Hoary: Copy/Paste Not Working in Evolution

Al Gordon runlevel7 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 21:33:33 UTC 2005

Nice rant about emacs keybindings in Firefox.

So, any idea as to how to solve the problem of text copying not
working in Evolution?  Appreantly, I'm not the only person with the

Maybe I'll just file a bug.

On 6/15/05, Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at pdx.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 16:25 -0400, Al Gordon wrote:
> > ... or, maybe, only half working.  I can't copy anything in Evolution.
> > I can paste things into new messages that I copied from other apps.  I
> > can select text in Evolution, right-click it and choose "Copy", but
> > apparently nothing happens.
> >
> > Evolution is the only app so far in which I see this problem.  Ideas?
> I'm annoyed that they no longer support (and never did very well) Emacs
> style keybindings in Gnome or Firefox.  The CUA bindings are "just as
> good", but I would rather press C-a than Home, C-e than (fumble, have to
> look at keyboard... End), and it's annoying when C-a does "highlight all
> text".
> It used to be that you could highlight a URL in anything at all, and use
> the X windows 'Middle-click to paste' feature to paste that URL into
> Mozilla (did Firefox ever get this right?), and the browser would visit
> that URL.  Now I have to triple click the location input field, press
> backspace to clear it, THEN go highlight the URL and come back to paste
> it.  I should be able to simply swipe it, press my Sawfish binding that
> flicks back to the browser window,  and middle click the URL into the
> browser window.  It won't even let me jump to the start of the field
> with C-a, then kill the line with the traditional C-k combination.
> Is there, I wonder, any chance that the keybindings for such things are
> table driven, and centralized in some sane way so that we can set them
> the way we like?
> I don't WANT to have to push C-c to get a "copy" of the selected text.
> It's already selected, dammit.   And C-c is the key that sends SIGINT to
> the terminal foreground process, or, in Emacs, is the user-extension
> keymap prefix key.  At least on a qwerty keyboard, it is very
> conveniently located.  I don't have to reach across the keyboard in the
> dark and hit the right Fn key...
> They still don't put the Ctrl key in the right place either...  It
> belongs to the left of the 'a', just below the 'Tab'.  CAPS LOCK IS NOT
> ... so, CtrlL is now what?  Hmmm... Hexagram!  Cool.
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