[Xquartz-dev] Clipboard problem
Enrique.Terrazas at ucsf.edu
Mon Jan 5 08:53:04 PST 2009
On Jan 4, 2009, at 12:42 PM, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> On Jan 4, 2009, at 10:26, Enrique Terrazas wrote:
>> On Jan 4, 2009, at 12:40 AM, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>>> On Jan 4, 2009, at 00:21, Martin Costabel wrote:
>>>> Enrique Terrazas wrote:
>>>>> I can copy from OSX to X11, however, I can't copy within the X11
>>>>> environment. The Edit menu doesn't update to display/enable
>>>> Does clicking the middle mouse button (alt-click for a trackpad
>>>> or button-less mouse) not work?
>>> And what version of X11 do you have?
>> XQuartz 2.3.3 (xorg-server 1.4.2-apple31) ... just upgraded to the
>> latest. No, alt-click doesn't work either. The strange thing is
>> that Parallels Desktop exhibits similar behavior. I've quit
>> X11.app, and restarted an xterm window, and now I can copy xterm -
>> > OSX, but not OSX -> xterm, and not xterm -> xterm. I noticed
>> this starting within Parallels about the time I got my new macbook
>> pro and using the migration assistant to set it up. I'm wondering
>> if that somehow affected the system-wide clipboard? Another thing
>> I noticed is that the perl module "Mac::Pasteboard" also stopped
>> working for me around the same time.
> Can you try creating a new user account and logging in as that
> user. Then just startup X11.app and TextEdit.app. Open an xterm in
> X11 and see if you can copy paste between the two. If that works,
> try firing up parallels on that new user and test again.
Interesting thought ... I logged in (fast user switching) as another
existing user, and got the same results. I created another user,
logged in, and same results. I can copy xterm -> TextEdit, but not
TextEdit -> xterm, and not xterm -> xterm. Even though the Edit menu
doesn't change to include a "Paste" menu item when copying something
in xterm, trying to paste something (command-v) copied from TextEdit
results in an a "ö" character with the new user (didn't see that with
my regular login).
A puzzle ...
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