paste style does not paste fill, stroke paint, or stroke style

Bug #931941 reported by Chris Pickett on 2012-02-14
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Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
Open a new document. Draw rectangle. Set fill to red, stroke color to black, stroke style to dashed. Draw a second rectangle, changing fill, stroke color, and stroke style. Select first rectangle, hit Ctrl-C (or do Edit->Copy). Select second rectangle, hit Shift-Ctrl-V (or do Edit->Paste Style).

Expected output:
Style is pasted!

Actual output:
Nothing happens.

System information:
Inkscape 0.48.2 r9819 on OS X 10.6.8.

Other information:
Simple paste works as expected. Paste style does not appear in the context menu with right-click. (Whether or not it should I have no idea, I just noticed it isn't there is all.) I haven't tested with any other kinds of style pasting. This worked just fine in 0.46, which I no longer have due to upgrading from 10.4 to 10.6.

Chris Pickett (cpicke) wrote :

Actually, paste is weird as well, it doesn't simply duplicate the copied object; rather, there are grey areas on the bottom and the right. I don't remember paste working this way in 0.46, but I also never used it very much since I just use duplicate (Ctrl-D).

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

> Inkscape 0.48.2 r9819 on OS X 10.6.8.

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 oxs
su_v (suv-lp) on 2012-02-14
tags: added: osx
removed: oxs
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