[Xquartz-dev] Copy/Paste ceasing
pc at hillside.co.uk
Thu Jan 22 05:11:57 PST 2009
This is generally between and xterm and another Mac app. I have a
Logitech MX mouse so at have at least three buttons.
I do have Enable Key Equivalents set - never bothered to train my body
to use the Meta key:-)
Here's what I do:
Cx) In X11 - point with left button, hold down button and sweep contents
Cm) In Mac App - Same as above but use Cmd-C to copy
Px) In X11 - (point where relevant) and middle click mouse
Pm) In Mac - create entry point with left mouse button and Cmd-V
99.9% of the time - this just works.
What occasionally happens is that I do Cx - and then attempt Pm - but
get the old buffer contents.
If I redo Cx - and redo the Pm - but the buffer doesn't change. As I
said I am generally in the middle of something, so don't stop
and poke about to find out what else isn't happening. It's quicker
often to kill and restart X11 get the contents
I need again and pick them up.
I suppose it would be helpful to find out if Px works at this point.
On 21 Jan 2009, at 20:14, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> On Jan 21, 2009, at 11:00, Peter Collinson wrote:
>> I've had a several occasions in the last week or so when selecting
>> in an xterm doesn't get into the Apple buffer for pasting. It's
>> terribly intermittent and I haven't tried to reproduce it.
>> My usual ploy is to kill X11 and restart - because of course I am
>> in the middle of something.
>> Is there anything useful I can do when this happens to determine
>> the cause??
> How are you expecting it to get there? Are you pressing cmd-c? Do
> you have 'enable key equivalents' enabled? The contents are copied
> over when you leave X11, so the command 'pbpaste' won't show the new
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