Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||X-style copy-and-paste broken with mterm|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description acli 2004-01-19 20:13:10 UTC
When trying to copy from other X apps, X-style copying using the middle button does not work. Usually, nothing happens. It seems that OOo is only able to copy using the middle button between OOo windows. Copying from other X apps requires the user to place the copied text into the clipboard. For apps that never do this sort of thing (e.g., terminal emulators) or apps that place text in the clipboard in formats that OOo does not understand (e.g., non-ASCII characters from gtk2 apps), the user needs to launch xclipboard. However, xclipboard causes normal OOo copy and paste to imperceptibly function very unreliably (copying wrong characters due to charset conversion). For me, this has caused a significant number of mistakes by simply cutting and pasting text while forgetting that xclipboard is running. The user can unintentionally cause a lot of mistakes to creep in until very late, by which time he/she would have forgotten what has been cut-and-pasted (and therefore unintentionally corrupted). It would be Very Nice if OOo has the option to do normal X style copy-and-paste with the middle button, just like other X apps.
Comment 1 h.ilter 2004-01-21 13:55:54 UTC
Reassigned to BH
Comment 2 lohmaier 2004-01-23 18:42:53 UTC
please be more specific. The selection clipboard works as expected here. As a small test I selected your issue-description and pasted it into a new writer document using the middle mouse button. Secondly I selected the output of ls -a in a gnome-terminal and successfully pasted it into OOo writer. Third I opened a utf-8 sample file with gedit, selected parts of the text and pasted it into OOo writer without any problem. All tested apps - my webbrowser (galeon 1.3.9), gnome terminal (18.104.22.168) and gedit (2.4.0) are gtk2 applications. other applications work as well.
Comment 3 acli 2004-01-23 22:10:15 UTC
It does not work with either kterm or mlterm.
Comment 4 lohmaier 2004-01-24 11:38:23 UTC
reproducible with mterm (from http://mlterm.sourceforge.net/ ) Selecting some of the terminal's text and pasting it into OOo doesn't work while pasting to gnome-terminal or gedit works just fine. changing back to defect, reassigning to framework
Comment 5 thorsten.martens 2004-02-11 14:24:39 UTC
TM->BH: This one is not a defect but might be an enhancement. Don´t know why HI wasn´t able to send this one to you ;o) ?
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:55:18 UTC
OpenOffice.org Issue Tracker - Feedback Request. The Issue you raised has the status 'New' pending further action, but has not been updated within the last 4 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed. Either use the recent stable version: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing): http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/ Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/query.cgi Many thanks, Andrew Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of: ~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~ http://marketing.openoffice.org/3.0/announcementbeta.html
Comment 7 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:41:18 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".