Paste data from Firefox don't work after you close Firefox

Bug #197410 reported by Fred on 2008-03-01
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

So I copy a string from Mozilla Firefox 3.0b3, then I close Firefox.
Now I try paste the string in somewhere else, and it don't work!

Fix this, it pisses me off!

kripken (kripkenstein) wrote :

Hi Fred,

I feel your pain regarding this bug, it is indeed annoying. Hopefully something will be done about it, but as you mention in your comments in the main bug, it has been a long time and sadly this seems a low priority for upstream devs.

Let me just say, as constructive criticism, that while I personally understand where you are coming from, other people might be offended by your tone ("Fix this", etc.). We all get seriously annoyed by bugs sometimes, but venting our anger at each other generally doesn't help.

Note that this is a general bug, not just firefox related. That's why I marked it a duplicate of the main bug.

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

Well, it works to paste after you close gedit, but not Firefox.

Someone needs to put this on higher priority.

I really hope it gets fixed soon. :(
It's very frustrating...

kripken (kripkenstein) wrote :


You make a valid point that this bug doesn't exist with gedit (I just tried) but does with Firefox. My suggestion is that you open a bug on Mozilla's Bugzilla

in order to move this forward. (While doing so, linking to this bug or the other Ubuntu bug would help them I think.)

Please make a link here to the bug you open on Mozilla, thanks.

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

I don't have an account there, if you have, please do it you.

kripken (kripkenstein) wrote :


Sorry, no.

But it shouldn't take more than a minute or two for you to create an account, if you want this bug to be fixed, it'll be worth it :)

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