Copy/paste does not work if Firefox is closed down

Bug #90477 reported by Eugenia Loli-Queru on 2007-03-07
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Mozilla Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

About a year ago gnome added code to "preserve" the clipboard contents if the source application is closed down. This seems to work for gnome apps, but the app that I am usually copying from is Firefox or Epiphany. When I copy something on Firefox, then close down the browser and open a text editor, the clipboard information is gone. I have to keep firefox open for the clipboard content to not get destroyed. This is something that needs fixing because it has a major impact in the overall experience of the desktop system.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Mar 6 16:21:18 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.04
Uname: Linux ubuntu 2.6.20-9-generic #2 SMP Mon Feb 26 03:01:44 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 10:04:11PM -0000, Eugenia Loli-Queru wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> Binary package hint: firefox
>
> About a year ago gnome added code to "preserve" the clipboard contents
> if the source application is closed down. This seems to work for gnome
> apps, but the app that I am usually copying from is Firefox or Epiphany.
> When I copy something on Firefox, then close down the browser and open a
> text editor, the clipboard information is gone. I have to keep firefox
> open for the clipboard content to not get destroyed. This is something
> that needs fixing because it has a major impact in the overall
> experience of the desktop system.
>

This is a known bug and there is probably another bug open about
this already. I almost certainly remember that there is an upstream
bug for this.

 - Alexander

Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

Sounds similar to bug #69613 / bug #21202

Changed in firefox:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

I will look for an upstream bug today or tomorrow with the list of others i need to find.

Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → mozilla-bugs
status: Confirmed → Needs Info
FMaz (fmaz008) wrote :

This bug has been marked as a duplicate of the bug #11334, called: "MASTER Copy-Paste doesn't work if the source is closed before the paste"

If this bug still affects you, please use the "This bug affect me too" option to increase the resolution priority:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/11334/+affectsmetoo

The full bug repport can be seen at:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/11334

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