Is it normal that text in the clipboard gets lost?

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Wed Jun 5 19:27:29 BST 2013

On 05/06/13 20:40, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Wednesday, 2013-06-05, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> There's something that always bugged me a bit with the clipboard.  I
>> don't know whether it's a bug or intended behavior.  It goes like this:
>> when I open an application, select some text in it, then copy it to the
>> clipboard with Ctrl+C, then close the application and finally try to
>> paste the text from the clipboard into somewhere else, there's nothing
>> to copy.  At the moment I closed the application I copied the text from,
>> the clipboard contents die.
>> This is surprising, since "copying to the clipboard", at least on every
>> other OS I'm using, really means "copying".  Even if the application the
>> text came from goes away, the copied text is still in the clipboard.  Is
>> this a bug?
> Sounds like your session is not running klipper.

Hm, indeed.  I didn't even know that this is required.  I had disabled 
klipper long time ago, because it puts an icon in the systray, which is 
very annoying.  I suppose there's no way to tell it not to do that?

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