Adam D. I. Kramer wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2007, Rich Cook wrote:
>>>> Recently, I've switched to using Carbon Emacs for local editing, and
>>>> copy-and-paste works splendidly. This doesn't solve copy-and-paste
>>>> problems with remote xemacs or local X apps like Wireshark, but it's
>>>> reduced my frustration level to a more tolerable level. Choosing
>>>> alternative non-X-based apps like this seems to be the only real
>>>> solution to this dogged problem. (I've pretty much given up the
>>>> that Apple will ever fix this.)
>>> Well, I guess there's small consolation in the fact that I haven't been
>>> doing anything wrong, but non-X-based apps completely defeats the
>>> and meaning of having X11 at all.
>> What is the EXACT thing you're trying to do that does not work? Give a
>> description of what you do with the mouse and keyboard and the result
>> surprises you.
> 1) Use the mouse and click the button, then I drag it across text which is
> in an X11 window. For instance, an xterm.
This should be enough.
> 2) I push command-C, or* go to Edit and down to "copy." Sometimes I hit
> command-C like 3 or 4 times out of hope.
There should be no need to do this. Step 1 highlighted the text.
> 3) I click or* alt-tab into another Aqua application. Camino or Safari are
> the most common examples.
> 4) I place the cursor where I would like to paste the info from X11, and
> then press command-V or* paste.
Again this should not be necessary. middle button click should paste the
selected text from step 1.
Select and paste has been a part of X11 since long before Apple ever had
anything to do with it. For whatever reason Apple did not implement it properly
when using X11 on OSX. Too bad.
> 5) The result that surprises me is that sometimes NOTHING is pasted, and
> sometimes the contents of the clipboard prior to step 1 are pasted. This is
> surprising, because I think pressing command-C should copy the selected
> text. Note: This does not ALWAYS happen. Sometimes copy and paste works
> fine! In fact, if I go back into X11, I note that the appropriate text is
> still selected. I copy again, and sometimes it works the 2nd time,
> not. Sometimes I deselect and reselect and copy, and it works, and
> it still doesn't.
> *: When I say "or" here, I mean that the option doesn't matter. All 8
> disjunction cells produce the same unreliable copying behavior.
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