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  1. #1
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    Copy / paste not working?

    As stated, copy / paste doesn't seem to be working for me. I doesn't work for Firefox, LXterminal, Gedit or Leafpad. Maybe it is system wide? Is this happening to anyone else?

    So I'm talking about copy/paste where you hold the left mouse button down, drag to highlight the text to be copied, release the left button and click the right button and select copy. They try to paste the text anywhere. It doesn't work. Sometimes the highlighted text even "un-highlights" itself when you release the left mouse button.

    I'm using Fedora 29 LXDE beta. Has never been an issue to date.
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    Re: Copy / paste not working?

    Just did a quick check of copy/paste from firefox page to a gedit file. Worked fine here.
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    Re: Copy / paste not working?

    How do you paste? With middle mouse button? Ran into an oddity with FreeBSD at one point (that later fixed itself) where to paste with middle mouse button I also had to either hold shift or control. It was awhile ago and I've forgotten which, then on a system update, the problem went away.

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    Re: Copy / paste not working?

    Right click gets me a menu. Left click to select "paste". Just tried it again. Selected some text from your post but couldn't paste it here.
    Glenn
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    Re: Copy / paste not working?

    I saw that in a now deleted LXDE install. Fixed it by pruning something from the startup apps. Can't, though, recall what "something" was.

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    Re: Copy / paste not working?

    Ah! Could be the screensaver.

    I also stop the the vm bits from autostarting.

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    Re: Copy / paste not working?

    I also have sometimes copy paste problems, and I found this in the log:

    Display does not support owner-change; copy/paste will be broken!

    Maybe it has something to do with the problems. I use wayland.

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