Copy to clipboard not working

Bug #1733890 reported by Or Schiro
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This bug affects 8 people
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gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu)
Confirmed
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Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:

1. Grab the whole screen with delay
2. Press copy to clipboard
3. Try pasting into any application like GIMP or Chrome (e.g. Github issue thread) using Ctrl + v

It's not pasting any image because it doesn't seem to be in clipboard.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: gnome-screenshot 3.25.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-17.20-generic 4.13.8
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed Nov 22 16:21:11 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-12 (10 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Alpha amd64 (20171111)
SourcePackage: gnome-screenshot
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Or Schiro (orschiro) wrote :
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Or Schiro (orschiro) wrote :

Sometimes it copies to clipboard but the resulting pasted screenshot is broken.

See the attached screenshot.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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MainframeX (mainframex) wrote :

I just registered to confirm that I've hit this bug as well on a fully patched Ubuntu 17.10 system. When you save the screenshot to disk the problem does not occur.

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MainframeX (mainframex) wrote :

I believe this problem is not caused by the Gnome screenshot program. When open an image in image viewer and copy the image to clipboard and paste the image to gimp from the clipboard buffer I get the same broken image with the grey area. This problem might be situated in the program that handles the clipboard in Gnome or whatever handles copying to or pasting from the clipboard.

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Or Schiro (orschiro) wrote : Re: [Bug 1733890] Re: Copy to clipboard not working

Maybe the issue is actually related to Wayland? Do you notice a difference
between Xorg and Wayland session?

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 1:53 PM, MainframeX <email address hidden>
wrote:

> I believe this problem is not caused by the Gnome screenshot program.
> When open an image in image viewer and copy the image to clipboard and
> paste the image to gimp from the clipboard buffer I get the same broken
> image with the grey area. This problem might be situated in the program
> that handles the clipboard in Gnome or whatever handles copying to or
> pasting from the clipboard.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1733890
>
> Title:
> Copy to clipboard not working
>
> Status in gnome-screenshot package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Steps to reproduce:
>
> 1. Grab the whole screen with delay
> 2. Press copy to clipboard
> 3. Try pasting into any application like GIMP or Chrome (e.g. Github
> issue thread) using Ctrl + v
>
> It's not pasting any image because it doesn't seem to be in clipboard.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
> Package: gnome-screenshot 3.25.0-0ubuntu2
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-17.20-generic 4.13.8
> Uname: Linux 4.13.0-17-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu2
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> Date: Wed Nov 22 16:21:11 2017
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-12 (10 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Alpha amd64
> (20171111)
> SourcePackage: gnome-screenshot
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screenshot/+bug/1733890/+
> subscriptions
>

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Jurriaan Den Toonder (fastjur) wrote :
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There is indeed a difference between xorg and wayland. If I login using an
xorg session it works.

Op wo 21 feb. 2018 om 14:11 schreef Robert Orzanna <
<email address hidden>>:

> Maybe the issue is actually related to Wayland? Do you notice a difference
> between Xorg and Wayland session?
>
> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 1:53 PM, MainframeX <email address hidden>
> wrote:
>
> > I believe this problem is not caused by the Gnome screenshot program.
> > When open an image in image viewer and copy the image to clipboard and
> > paste the image to gimp from the clipboard buffer I get the same broken
> > image with the grey area. This problem might be situated in the program
> > that handles the clipboard in Gnome or whatever handles copying to or
> > pasting from the clipboard.
> >
> > --
> > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> > report.
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1733890
> >
> > Title:
> > Copy to clipboard not working
> >
> > Status in gnome-screenshot package in Ubuntu:
> > Confirmed
> >
> > Bug description:
> > Steps to reproduce:
> >
> > 1. Grab the whole screen with delay
> > 2. Press copy to clipboard
> > 3. Try pasting into any application like GIMP or Chrome (e.g. Github
> > issue thread) using Ctrl + v
> >
> > It's not pasting any image because it doesn't seem to be in clipboard.
> >
> > ProblemType: Bug
> > DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
> > Package: gnome-screenshot 3.25.0-0ubuntu2
> > ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-17.20-generic 4.13.8
> > Uname: Linux 4.13.0-17-generic x86_64
> > ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu2
> > Architecture: amd64
> > CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> > Date: Wed Nov 22 16:21:11 2017
> > InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-12 (10 days ago)
> > InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Alpha amd64
> > (20171111)
> > SourcePackage: gnome-screenshot
> > UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
> >
> > To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> >
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screenshot/+bug/1733890/+
> > subscriptions
> >
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1733890
>
> Title:
> Copy to clipboard not working
>
> Status in gnome-screenshot package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Steps to reproduce:
>
> 1. Grab the whole screen with delay
> 2. Press copy to clipboard
> 3. Try pasting into any application like GIMP or Chrome (e.g. Github
> issue thread) using Ctrl + v
>
> It's not pasting any image because it doesn't seem to be in clipboard.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
> Package: gnome-screenshot 3.25.0-0ubuntu2
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-17.20-generic 4.13.8
> Uname: Linux 4.13.0-17-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu2
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> Date: Wed Nov 22 16:21:11 2017
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-12 (10 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Alpha amd64
> (20171111)
> SourcePackage: gnome-screenshot
> Upgrade...

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Or Schiro (orschiro) wrote :
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Probably a Wayland issue then and related to:

-
https://www.reddit.com/r/Fedora/comments/7y5tc0/anyone_else_having_occasional_copypaste_issues_on/
- https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1410912

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 2:19 PM, Jurriaan Den Toonder <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> There is indeed a difference between xorg and wayland. If I login using an
> xorg session it works.
>
> Op wo 21 feb. 2018 om 14:11 schreef Robert Orzanna <
> <email address hidden>>:
>
> > Maybe the issue is actually related to Wayland? Do you notice a
> difference
> > between Xorg and Wayland session?
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 1:53 PM, MainframeX <email address hidden>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I believe this problem is not caused by the Gnome screenshot program.
> > > When open an image in image viewer and copy the image to clipboard and
> > > paste the image to gimp from the clipboard buffer I get the same broken
> > > image with the grey area. This problem might be situated in the program
> > > that handles the clipboard in Gnome or whatever handles copying to or
> > > pasting from the clipboard.
> > >
> > > --
> > > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the
> bug
> > > report.
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1733890
> > >
> > > Title:
> > > Copy to clipboard not working
> > >
> > > Status in gnome-screenshot package in Ubuntu:
> > > Confirmed
> > >
> > > Bug description:
> > > Steps to reproduce:
> > >
> > > 1. Grab the whole screen with delay
> > > 2. Press copy to clipboard
> > > 3. Try pasting into any application like GIMP or Chrome (e.g. Github
> > > issue thread) using Ctrl + v
> > >
> > > It's not pasting any image because it doesn't seem to be in
> clipboard.
> > >
> > > ProblemType: Bug
> > > DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
> > > Package: gnome-screenshot 3.25.0-0ubuntu2
> > > ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-17.20-generic 4.13.8
> > > Uname: Linux 4.13.0-17-generic x86_64
> > > ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu2
> > > Architecture: amd64
> > > CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> > > Date: Wed Nov 22 16:21:11 2017
> > > InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-12 (10 days ago)
> > > InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Alpha amd64
> > > (20171111)
> > > SourcePackage: gnome-screenshot
> > > UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
> > >
> > > To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> > >
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-
> screenshot/+bug/1733890/+
> > > subscriptions
> > >
> >
> > --
> > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> > report.
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1733890
> >
> > Title:
> > Copy to clipboard not working
> >
> > Status in gnome-screenshot package in Ubuntu:
> > Confirmed
> >
> > Bug description:
> > Steps to reproduce:
> >
> > 1. Grab the whole screen with delay
> > 2. Press copy to clipboard
> > 3. Try pasting into any application like GIMP or Chrome (e.g. Github
> > issue thread) using Ctrl + v
> >
> > It's not pasting any image because it doesn't seem to be in clipboard.
> >
> > ProblemType: Bug
> > DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18...

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MainframeX (mainframex) wrote :

I can confirm that logging into Ubuntu using Xorg solves the issue for me.

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Roland Giesler (lifeboy) wrote :

I have the exact same problem. It was working before, but some recent update must have broken something. Running Xorg, not wayland on 18.04. Screenshot goes through the motions, but nothing ends up in the clipboard buffer to paste.

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Dclaw (dclaw123) wrote :

I can also confirm that I am now having this same issue over the last week, as Roland above mentioned.

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Jeff Martin (jeffmartinxyz) wrote :

+1 to Roland's issue. Screenshot's are not pasting as expected. I had a clipboard indicator extension for Gnome enabled. Thinking that this might have some impact I disabled it, yet pasting images from the clipboard does not work. Going to try and debug this one further.

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Ploni Almoni (ploni) wrote :

Same as Roland except I can paste into Gmail's Compose Email, but not into GIMP or Libreoffice.

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M. Knepper (mknepper) wrote :

On Ubuntu 20.04, if you use the command line option, it does not copy, but it does copy if you use the GUI.

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Nazarii Ritter (nazariy-ritter) wrote :

On Ubuntu 20.04 I had the same issue if I'm copying to clipboard an area only (Select area to Grab option).

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Nazarii Ritter (nazariy-ritter) wrote :

Forgot to mention: I'm using X11.
Also, I've found that that option works fine if Include pointer option is checked.

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