Changed Copy&Paste behaviour after Upgrade to KDE SC4.4RC

I’ve just upgraded to KDE SC4.4RC1 and am liking it so far apart from one thing:

Suddenly, everytime you select some text with the mouse, it acts as if I’ve used Ctrl+c. As this happens only under KDE and not in Gnome, I would suspect the upgrade as the cause. Is there anyway to turn that off/back to how it was before?

Running 11.2 with qt46 and the KDE/factory repo. Deleted all plasma config files during the upgrade.

Thanks for any help.

That’s not new; it’s been around for years in some software - perhaps it is just more obvious in KDE.

I found that one as well. It was a little confusing at first, but now I actually like it lol!
Now if there only was a way to make Gnome apps (especially Firefox) do that… :\

Then the default must have changed from 4.3 to 4.4.

Or I might have been unclear? So far, when I marked some text with a mouse, I could use middle click to copy it to the current window. Apart from that one could use ctrl+c and ctrl+v for copying - having, in effect, two separate buffers for copying. Now there seems to be only one left, meaning that marking something with the mouse and using ctrl+c both putting it in the same buffer so that both ctrl+v and middle click copy the same item.

Any way to change it back to the way it was in 4.3?

Thank you

Edit:
I know, e.g. the newest version of deskscapes does it - which in Windows is a huge improvement. Though a lot of my linux workflow depends on having those two seperate buffers and so it is rather annoying.

I had been thinking that Copy&Paste had been broken entirely again…

In my case, before I paste from clipboard, I usually select some text
that I want to replace with the clipboard contents, not knowing that now
selecting text does copy to clipboard. In the end it looked to me like
copy&paste was broken.

Seconding tolstoi, does anybody know where to configure this behaviour
in KDE?

On 01/17/2010 10:26 PM, tolstoi wrote:
> Then the default must have changed from 4.3 to 4.4.
>
> Or I might have been unclear? So far, when I marked some text with a
> mouse, I could use middle click to copy it to the current window. Apart
> from that one could use ctrl+c and ctrl+v for copying - having, in
> effect, two separate buffers for copying. Now there seems to be only one
> left, meaning that marking something with the mouse and using ctrl+c
> both putting it in the same buffer so that both ctrl+v and middle click
> copy the same item.
>
> Any way to change it back to the way it was in 4.3?
>
> Thank you
>
> Edit:
> I know, e.g. the newest version of deskscapes does it - which in
> Windows is a huge improvement. Though a lot of my linux workflow depends
> on having those two seperate buffers and so it is rather annoying.
>
>
>

Just found it myself: right-click klipper in the task bar, chose
“Configure Klipper…”, uncheck the “Synchronize contents of the
clipboard and the selection” option.

On 01/18/2010 11:57 AM, Jörg von Frantzius wrote:
> I had been thinking that Copy&Paste had been broken entirely again…
>
> In my case, before I paste from clipboard, I usually select some text
> that I want to replace with the clipboard contents, not knowing that now
> selecting text does copy to clipboard. In the end it looked to me like
> copy&paste was broken.
>
> Seconding tolstoi, does anybody know where to configure this behaviour
> in KDE?
>
> On 01/17/2010 10:26 PM, tolstoi wrote:
>
>> Then the default must have changed from 4.3 to 4.4.
>>
>> Or I might have been unclear? So far, when I marked some text with a
>> mouse, I could use middle click to copy it to the current window. Apart
>> from that one could use ctrl+c and ctrl+v for copying - having, in
>> effect, two separate buffers for copying. Now there seems to be only one
>> left, meaning that marking something with the mouse and using ctrl+c
>> both putting it in the same buffer so that both ctrl+v and middle click
>> copy the same item.
>>
>> Any way to change it back to the way it was in 4.3?
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>> Edit:
>> I know, e.g. the newest version of deskscapes does it - which in
>> Windows is a huge improvement. Though a lot of my linux workflow depends
>> on having those two seperate buffers and so it is rather annoying.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

Works.

Thanks for finding it, Jörg.