Re: Aterm, QT and mouse-buffer

Dhaval Patel (
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 20:16:51 -0000

I have noticed one thing. On my computer I have seen that there are 2 buffers. When you
highlight something it goes into something, and when you highlight something in netscape
and do "copy" that goes into another buffer. aterm only uses the buffer when you
highlight. that is why you cannot past into another window without pasting from mouse,
no "ctrl + v". I dont know if this makes sense, but thats what I have found it to be on
my system.

Frank Gore <> said:

> On Wed November 12 2003 09:45, Christian B. Wiik wrote:
> > Not sure if this is the correct place, but here goes..
> >
> > I have not been able to paste anything from my Aterm terminals into any
> > QT applications lately. First I thought it was some kind of client bug,
> > but I now see it goes for all my QT apps.
> >
> > If i mark text in one terminal, I can paste into both other terminals
> > and other apps not using QT. If I try into a QT app nothing happens.
> >
> > If i start a Xterm, and mark text there, I can paste into QT without
> > problems.
> >
> > Any hints? Running Aterm 0.4.2 on a RedHat 9 box.
> By "Qt applications", do you mean KDE apps? Are you trying to use the "Paste" 
> feature of KDE, or clicking the third mouse button to paste? I don't know if 
> you're aware, but there's like 2 or 3 different copy buffers to worry about 
> in XFree86, depending on the app you're using, and they're all accessed 
> differently. The default X copy buffer uses the first and third mouse button. 
> The first to highlight/copy, and the third to paste. All KDE and Gnome apps 
> obey this too. Then there's the "Paste" feature in KDE and Gnome. KDE apps 
> use the Klipper for that (the KDE copy buffer), and that works MS-style by 
> highlighting the item to copy, then using Edit->Copy (or equivalent), then 
> Edit->Paste to paste the buffer into another app. The same is true for the 
> Gnome Clipboard, although KDE and Gnome don't share the same copy buffer. The 
> only real universal way to copy and paste between apps is by using the native 
> XFree86 copy buffer (highlight with mouse button 1, then paste with mouse 
> button 3). This can be annoying though if you're trying to replace a 
> selection when you paste, because highlighting the selection you want to 
> replace means you've just copied that into the buffer and lost what you 
> intended to copy in the first place.
> Frank
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