Bug#547573: [wxmaxima] cut and paste doesn't work

Mate Miklos mtmkls at freemail.hu
Sat Oct 31 10:40:10 UTC 2009

On 2009 September 25 Freitag, Frank S. Thomas wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sunday 20 September 2009 23:04:12 Mate Miklos wrote:
> > Version: 0.8.3a-1
> >
> > The edit/copy, edit/paste, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, as well as the X11 selection
> > clipboard do not work at all. Not within wxmaxima window, nor from/to
> > other windows.
> >
> > libwxbase2.8-0     (>= |
> Having the same wxMaxima version installed, I cannot reproduce this. Copy
>  and paste works here as expected. You could check what is in the clipboard
>  with the xsel utility (try "xsel -psb" to output the content of all X
>  selections) and verify with it that nothing is transferred from wxMaxima
>  to the X selections.
> I'm not an X expert but maybe the desktop environment influences the X
> selections. Which one are you using and have you tried c&p in other
> environments? I tested wxMaxima within KDE 4.
> It would be also interesting to try out other applications that are linked
>  to libwxbase2.8-0 and to check if c&p works there. amule would be such an
>  application.
> Cheers
> Frank


now that I had some time to experiment with wxmaxima, I found the 
'configure/copy to clipboard on select' option, and it changes the situation a 
bit (why is this off by default???).

Now wxmaxima puts the selection into the clipboard buffer, and middle click 
inserts the clipboard buffer. This is not how other applications work, though, 
they use the primary buffer for select-insert, and use the clipboard buffer 
for the ^C-^V clipboard.


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