mac - graphic copy pastes as inedittable jpeg

Bug #1118353 reported by Andrew on 2013-02-07
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Bug Description

Version 0.48 - I have used the PC version extensively, but when using a Mac, a copied vector graphic pastes as an inedittable jpeg or other image form. This occurs within the same window and between windows.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

The problem with pasting copied vector objects on Mac OS X exists since Inkscape 0.47 which introduced support for the system-wide clipboard, and is due to a known upstream conflict with the pasteboard syncing in X11/Xquartz:
Copied vector objects are pasted as bitmap copies, and no vector information (style, path) is provided in other commands expecting vector data from the clipboard (paste style, paste size, 'Shape: from clipboard' in pencil/pen tools, 'Paste path' in the path effect editor, etc.)

Please adjust the X11 preferences for the pasteboard as described in the FAQ
and as seen in this screenshot:

Linking as duplicate to
Bug #307005 “[OS X] copy & paste inserts a bitmap copy instead of the vector object”

tags: added: clipboard osx
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