Ubuntu and the clipboard

Matt Smith sysmatt at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 05:38:03 UTC 2006

Oddly enough I've noticed this behaviour, but only from firefox ... never
any other apps

On 9/27/06, Simon <simon at swedishdrunkard.com> wrote:
> I switched to Ubuntu (and Linux as a whole) about 7-8 months ago, and
> needless to say, I'll never go back (you know what place I'm talking
> about).
> However, one thing has irritated me from the first day. It seemed as if
> many times, when I copied something (using ctrl+c) and then attempted to
> paste it, the clipboard would be empty. Of course I can slip every now
> and then and hit the wrong combination, but what I was used to before
> Ubuntu was probably a 99% success rate, whereas now, I seemed to lose
> the data probably two times out of three.
> Then finally tonight, I think I might have found the problem. I needed
> to print about 50 lines of text from a website, but since I also need to
> make notes on top of the printout (by hand), I just copied it and went
> to paste it into OOo and change the line spacing. Again, there was
> nothing to be pasted. A sigh and an attempt to go back and copy it
> again, just to find I'd closed the browser window. And I realised that
> that was happening quite often. In fact, almost every time. So I tested
> it; every time I copy something out of one window and then close it, it
> will not be pastable (is that a word? lol). The only exception (and I'll
> admit I haven't done an insane amount of testing) seems to be gnome
> applications, such as Gedit. Kate and FF won't carry over the data after
> they've been closed.
> So is this because they're not 100% native to Gnome? I didn't go into
> KDE yet and see if Kate and Kwrite would carry their data properly.
> What, if any, would be a possible solution to this (yes, I know I could
> just leave the window open, but old habits die hard)?
> Of course this is a minor annoyance, but it is indeed a reoccurring one
> and one I've never had to put up with before, so I'd be very happy to
> find a way around it.
> Oh, and I just realised this became much longer than I thought, sorry
> about that, but hopefully someone takes the time to read through it.
> Best regards,
> Simon
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