Cannot paste into gnome-terminal

Bug #1388083 reported by Łukasz Nowak on 2014-10-31
This bug affects 1 person
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Oliver Sauder
diodon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Diodon works well while pasting text into Firefox or gedit, but while pasting using Control-Alt-V into gnome terminal nothing appears and after hitting enter I see '^M'

While pasting into vim running in gnome-terminal gives '^'.

The same happens when I try to use diodon text from system tray.

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Oliver Sauder (sao) wrote :

Yeah gnome-terminal doesn't support Ctrl+V which Diodon simulates to press when pasting... in gnome-terminal only Ctrl+Shift+V works...

It is hard to actually fix this but maybe a solution would be to have a list of application which do not support Ctrl+V to execute a different key

A workaround is when you enable "Use primary selection" pasting should work as it will paste with Ctrl+Insert from the primary selection which also works in the terminal.

Changed in diodon:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in diodon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in diodon:
importance: Undecided → Low
Łukasz Nowak (ionowaklukasz) wrote :

So something changed, as it was working correctly in Ubuntu 12.04

Oliver Sauder (sao) wrote :

In previous Diodon versions the option Use primary selection was enabled per default. This has changed and it is not the default anymore. See reasoning why this has changed here

As said if you want to have it work again simply enable this option in your Diodon preferences dialog.

Łukasz Nowak (ionowaklukasz) wrote :

Indeed, I replied too fast. This workaround helps. Thank you.

Oliver Sauder (sao) on 2015-04-04
Changed in diodon:
milestone: none → 1.4.0
Oliver Sauder (sao) wrote :

A new gsettings has been introduced at which is a string array mapping application to keybindings for paste action.

For now only gnome-terminal is added but can be adjusted by advanced users if there is any other application which uses a different key then Ctrl+V for pasting.

Ready for testing in daily ppa.

Changed in diodon:
assignee: nobody → Oliver Sauder (sao)
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Oliver Sauder (sao) on 2015-10-13
Changed in diodon:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in diodon (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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