I just noticed that highlighting text and middle button clicking no longer copies and pastes as it has it has been for years. I haven’t upgraded anything or installed any new software so this is a bit confusing for me.
Does anyone have any idea how I may restore this function? BTW, it doesn’t work anywhere, terminal, firefox, etc…
Edit: For clarity, the mouse itself works, I can point, click, etc… it is just the copy/paste function that has failed -disappeared-
Using Suse and KDE desktop
The “Ignore Selection” option forces the clipboard to ignore what you have highlighted by dragging or double clicking with the mouse. That is the exact opposite of what I need.
I do want what I highlight to be selected. I do want that “selection” to paste when I center click.
I did play around with the Klipper settings and did enable the history out to 5 selections. I now see that highlighting items DOES in fact copy them. The only fix I apparently need, is re-enabling the center-click paste function.
Ok I like it the way I did it because I bounce between Windows and Linux and like a consistent interface. As far as I can see the center click functionality does seem to be missing. Maybe the right combo of options might work but it is not obvious.
I understand your issue. I tried all of the things mentioned here to no avail. I had the same problem but I seemed to have fixed it. I hope I can help you.
I had a program running called x2x which allows me to share my mouse and KB with another computer on the network without a physical switch. I discovered that this program was messing with my x-selection and causing klipper/kde/whatever to ignore my highlight. The center paste still worked but I had to press ctrl+c to copy. Eeeew! so primitive!
So, I found a switch (as in command line) for x2x called -nosel which apparently ignores the selection and stops messing my system up. I guess I just cant paste to the other computer. Oh well.
I am assuming you may not be running x2x but there may be some other utility that is trying to grab the x-selection from the hands of the kde system.