[Konversation-devel] [Bug 266262] Konversation will not pass data

Eike Hein hein at kde.org
Mon Feb 14 16:32:00 CET 2011


Eike Hein <hein at kde.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |hein at kde.org
         Resolution|                            |WORKSFORME

--- Comment #1 from Eike Hein <hein kde org>  2011-02-14 16:31:55 ---
Sorry, but this is likely to be some kind of problem on your system that is
unrelated to Konversation. Konversation relies on basic Qt functionality to
handle copy and paste, I personally paste text from Firefox in Konversation
probably around 60-80 times per day, and there have been no other reports of
such a problem - given Firefox' popularity, it's very unlikely nobody would
report this if it were a systemic, application-specific problem.

One thing does come to mind: You may not know that in the X Window System, the
application you copy from is responsible for handing over the data on paste.
This means that when the application you copy from is quit before pasting, it
won't work. KDE has an application called Klipper, auto-started by default
(shows up as a tray icon), that papers over this by assuming responsibility for
the data when you copy, in effect becoming the application that hands over the
data on paste. Other desktop environments have equivalents. If you don't have
Klipper or one of these equivalents running it may account for what you're
seeing if you quit Firefox before pasting.

I'm going to close this as WORKSFORME now, as the propability of this being a
Konversation problem is near-zero and you're better off not hanging your hopes
on this ticket but rather researching other causes.

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