Some apps set Primary Buffer with auto select

Bug #372141 reported by Ben Aceler on 2009-05-05

This bug report was converted into a question: question #118937: Some apps set Primary Buffer with auto select.

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Bug Description

There are two buffers in X.org — the Primary Buffer and the Clipboard Buffer, as described here: http://www.jwz.org/doc/x-cut-and-paste.html

But lots of programs, like x-chat or azureus, or any other (all are GTK-based, so I think, it is a GTK "feature") or even gnome-run dialog push a text into primary buffer even whet it's auto selected, like autocompletion in gnome-run or autoselect fo the servers in x-chat's server list.

Such behavior makes primary buffer unuseable, because autoselected text usually doesn't make sense, but corrupt primary buffer. The proper behavior, for my mind, is to push the text into primary buffer only with the user input like mouse selection.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Is this bug reproducible with the latest Lucid packages ?
Thanks in advance.

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status: New → Incomplete
Ben Aceler (aceler) wrote :

Yes.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thanks for the reply.
Because this is not a bug report i convert it in a question.
If you don't already do it, you can post your idea at
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/
to have a major visibility.
Have a nice day.
:)Fabio

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status: Incomplete → Invalid

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