#567 Copy/Paste stops working

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2006-11-13
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In a case if the NEdit session is lasting very long (a
week), at some instant the Copy/Paste stops working
completely, both for the keybord shortcuts
(ctrl-C/ctrl-V) and the Edit menu entries. The bug
observed for:

NEdit 5.5
Sep 30, 2004

Built on: Linux, 386, GNU C
Built at: Oct 1 2004, 15:55:40
With Motif: 2.1.30 [@(#)Motif Version 2.1.30]
Running Motif: 2.1 [unknown]
Server: The XFree86 Project, Inc 40300000
Visual: 24-bit TrueColor (ID 0x22, Default)
Locale: en_US.UTF-8

OS:

Scientific Linux CERN 2.4.21-37.EL.cernsmp #1 SMP
Tue Oct 4 16:29:11 CEST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

KDE 3.1.3-6.10 Red Hat

Discussion

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  • Eddy De Greef
    Eddy De Greef
    2006-11-14

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    We've made some changes to the clipboard handling in the CVS
    version, which should make the clipboard operations more
    robust. You can try out a CVS snapshot to see whether it
    works any better.

    KDE's klipper has also been the source of many
    clipboard-related problems in the past. Turning off
    "Synchronize contents of the clipboard and the selection" in
    Klipper may help.

     
  • Thorsten Haude
    Thorsten Haude
    2006-11-20

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    Just for completeness: Do ctrl-insert/shift-insert work?

    Did you had a chance to test the CVS version?

     
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    I have had the same problem for years, except that cut and paste stops working sometimes after a few minutes, other times after say 30 minutes. I have tried to observe what might be the cause/trigger but have not come up with any answers.

    I'm using Ubuntu 6.10 with gnome desktop - so no klipper. Same build of nedit as above.

    I experience the problem when running nedit on other ubuntu machines over ssh, and when running on other machines. So it's not peculiar to my one system. In fact I'm really surprised there aren't more people complaining of this issue.

     
  • David Babcock
    David Babcock
    2007-01-19

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    I have noticed that copy/paste stops working after awhile, but the part of it that annoys me the most is rarely can I right-click and get the dialog to copy/paste,.. anymore. Seem to have it if fresh boot and new nedit session, but after that, NO. If I use ctrl C and V it still works, but not with the mouse. It's to the point of thinking of switching to another editor. But I do like nedit so would like to see how to fix it.

    Gentoo AMD64
    Nedit version: 5.5
    Kde-3.5.5

     
  • Eddy De Greef
    Eddy De Greef
    2007-01-19

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    The background menu doesn't work when you have your NumLock, CapsLock, and/or ScrollLock on. That's a silly Motif limitation/bug that we don't have a workaround for.

     
  • David Babcock
    David Babcock
    2007-01-19

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    That is good new and then it isn't. I almost always have my numlock on and never noticed that bug.
    But happens just like you describe. Seemed to me that it just started recently near the end of last
    year, when kde stopped setting my numlock do matter what kdmrc said. Well at least I know a work
    around. Thanks.

     
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    Since upgrading to Ubuntu Feisty, this problem has disappeared, and I'm delighted.
    Slowly recovering from years of neurotic habitual restarting of NEedit!

     
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    Boourns, this crap doesn't work.

     
  • freezergirl
    freezergirl
    2007-06-20

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    Came across this error for the first time today, REALLY grateful for finding it on your forum. CTRL-Insert/SHIFT-Insert DID **NOT** fix the problem.

     
  • freezergirl
    freezergirl
    2007-06-20

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    Regarding numlock: didn't seem to make any difference for me. I turned it on and off back and forth and it did NOT solve the copy/paste problem. I'm using ssh -X on FreeBSD.

     
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