[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#856456: xfce4-ter: Clipboard contents erased on child application exit (only when preference is copy on select)

Chris Tillman toff.tillman at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 08:30:44 UTC 2017

Package: xfce4-terminal
Version: 0.8.3-1
Severity: normal
File: xfce4-ter
Tags: upstream

Dear Maintainer,

I noticed the setting for "Automatically copy selection to clipboard" in the
Preferences. I thought, that's cool, like Putty does. But it doesn't work quite
as reliably as you'd like.

Within a given program (e.g. less), it puts whatever you highlight on the
clipboard and that can be pasted another place in the program, or to another

The only issue is if you want to close that program, then open another one or
another instance of the same one, and use the copied material. It has
evaporated. I determined the point it evaporates is when the program exits.

Even more curious, sometimes rather than evaporating, another bit of text (the
same length, and from the same columns) from the scrollback of the terminal
will get substituted on the clipboard when quitting.

I turned it off for now and went back to Ctrl-Shift-C, Ctrl-Shift-V.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_NZ.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_NZ.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal depends on:
ii  exo-utils           0.10.7-1
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.22.0-1
ii  libc6               2.24-9
ii  libcairo2           1.14.8-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.36.4-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.50.2-2
ii  libgtk-3-0          3.22.8-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0      1.40.3-3
ii  libvte-2.91-0       0.46.1-1
ii  libx11-6            2:1.6.4-3
ii  libxfce4ui-2-0      4.12.1-2
ii  libxfce4util7       4.12.1-3

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal recommends:
ii  dbus-user-session [default-dbus-session-bus]  1.10.16-1
ii  dbus-x11 [dbus-session-bus]                   1.10.16-1

xfce4-terminal suggests no packages.

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