Middle-click copy & paste is unreliable

Parker Coates parker.coates at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 17:47:24 BST 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Andreas Hartmetz wrote:
> Hi all,
> Middle click copy & paste has been unreliable for me since KDE3 IIRC, but in
> KDE 4 it has certainly *always* been unreliable. Sometimes I mark text, middle
> click somewhere else, and... nothing happens. Or maybe the previous middle-
> click "clipboard" contents appear. This is really annoying and it gives a bad
> impression especially when people are watching you using KDE, say in a
> presentation. The bug seems to be triggered especially easily when the text to
> copy is only marked for a short time before trying to paste it.
> I've reproduced this bug not only on my Kubuntu and Sidux systems with KDE
> trunk but also on Suse 11(?) with packaged KDE 4, not necessarily the standard
> packages though. It was not my computer.
> I don't know anything about X clipboards so I'd like to ask all experts: Why
> does it happen, and how can we fix it?

Is Klipper running? Does changing whether it is make any difference?


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