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Thread: Klipper Behavior with Non-KDE Apps

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    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Klipper Behavior with Non-KDE Apps

    My system is openSUSE 11.1 with KDE 3.5. I not infrequently copy URLs
    and other text from a web browser to paste them into Thunderbird emails.
    I would occasionally see cases where a copied item would not paste into
    Thunderbird unless I retrieved it directly from Klipper. I use the
    Opera browser for accessing and commenting a paricular web site, but I
    use Firefox for general web browsing. Rather recently, I upgraded to
    Opera 10.6, and I like it alot for what I use it for on that particular
    web site. However, I have noticed that if I copy a URL and attempt to
    paste it into a Thunderbird email, nothing gets pasted unless I click on
    the item in Klipper. However, it will paste into KWrite without any
    need to retrieve it from Klipper.

    This does not happen with items copied from Firefox. In other words, I
    can paste directly to Thunderbird without having to first click on the
    copied item in the Klipper clipboard tool. Why the difference in the way
    that Klipper works with the two browsers?

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    Default Re: Klipper Behavior with Non-KDE Apps

    Try the Klipper setting "Prevent empty clipboard" and see if that fixes it. (Right-Click on Klipper icon in Systray, and "Configure Klipper ...")

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    Default Re: Klipper Behavior with Non-KDE Apps

    AFAIK the reason is that there are different ways of handling the cut buffer; presumably the Mozilla Foundation uses one and KDE uses another but Klipper appears to have been programmed to accept things however a program handles its cut buffer.

  4. #4
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Re: Klipper Behavior with Non-KDE Apps

    On 07/21/2010 01:23 PM, Lord Emsworth wrote:
    >
    > Try the Klipper setting "Prevent empty clipboard" and see if that fixes
    > it. (Right-Click on Klipper icon in Systray, and "Configure Klipper
    > ..")
    >
    >

    Already had that setting on, so that doesn't solve the issue.

  5. #5
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Re: Klipper Behavior with Non-KDE Apps

    On 07/21/2010 01:23 PM, john hudson wrote:
    >
    > AFAIK the reason is that there are different ways of handling the cut
    > buffer; presumably the Mozilla Foundation uses one and KDE uses another
    > but Klipper appears to have been programmed to accept things however a
    > program handles its cut buffer.
    >
    >

    That seems like a pretty good hypothesis concerning what is going on,
    and that is what I was really hoping for. Thanks.

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