[ILUG] X clipboard weirdness
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Sat Apr 17 19:06:23 IST 2004
I just hit ^V in a form text input box in Mozilla to paste in some text I had
highlighted in a terminal. As happens more often than one would like with
Linux, thanks to the joys of the X clipboard, selection etc. I didn't get
what I wanted. Nothing unusual there - normal procedure is to highlight the
desired text AGAIN and then ^V will possibly work.
But this time, I got something really strange - what was pasted into the text
form was a couple of paragraphs of text from a project that I haven't worked
on for weeks. Where the hell might that have come from?
This computer has been turned on and off numerous times since I last worked on
that project, and it goes without saying that the X clipboard has had
numerous different things in there since I worked on that project.
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