[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#454754: Bug#454754: Clipboard contents are cleared on exit

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Fri Dec 7 15:56:27 UTC 2007

On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 03:38:12PM +0000, Roman Mamedov wrote:
> 1) Launch Mousepad and type some text
> 2) Copy some text to clipboard (by selecting text with mouse and 
> pressing "Ctrl-C", or by right-clicking and selecting "Copy")
> 3) Try pasting this text into other programs with "Ctrl-V" or "Paste" 
> from menu. At this point, it works ok.
> 4) Exit Mousepad.
> 5) Switch to other programs again, and notice that "Ctrl-V" no longer 
> pastes anything, and the "Paste" menu item is not available. It seems 
> the clipboard is simply emptied on Mousepad exit.

> This behavior is completely unique to Mousepad.


> No other text editor on my system does this. This is quite inconvenient and
> might cause data loss, e.g.: launch Mousepad, open file, copy contents into
> clipboard, close Mousepad, delete the file, believing the text is still in
> the clipboard... and oops, it wasn't.

The solution here is to use xfce4-clipman-plugin. There is no other way to
save clipboard content.
See http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/ClipboardManager for more informations.


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