ctrl-c (copy) not work in kde4

Bug #276239 reported by Marco Scholl on 2008-09-30
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KDE Base
Fix Released
kdebase (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

i can't use ctrl-c in kde4 (kubuntu-intrepid). only with the context menu i can copy texts. wenn i use a gtk programs like firefox, ctrl-c works fine

Marco Scholl (traxanos) wrote :

small update. textfields works in kde4, too (kopete chat window, textarea or adressline in browser)

Yuriy Kozlov (yuriy-kozlov) wrote :

Thank you for filing this bug. Could you clarify what you mean by "text field works"? Does ctrl-c only not work in specific places? Where? Do you have problems with any other keyboard shortcuts?

Marco Scholl (traxanos) wrote :

when i mark a text in konqueror (website) and pres ctrl-c it won't copy. i musst use the right click und select copy. the same in konsole. when i mark a text in the adress line and press than ctrl-c it will copied. the same work with form in websites like <textarea> or <input>.

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Works here.

Marco Scholl (traxanos) wrote :

i can reproduce it on every maschine with Kubuntu 8.10 Alpha with all updates.

@harald sitter
do u use intrepid??

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Where do you try pasting to?

Yuriy Kozlov (yuriy-kozlov) wrote :

It wouldn't work in konsole, you have to use ctrl+shift+c, since ctrl+c means kill current process.

Marco Scholl (traxanos) wrote :

ok, but copy text from websites, won't work, too.

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Just to make sure, what version of KDE4 are you running? You can find that out with any kde4 application by going to help -> about application.

Also, is klipper running? Funky stuff happens if klipper isn't running. (You should see a clipboard icon in the systray if it is running.)

Marco Scholl (traxanos) wrote :

i use 4.1.2 now. but at the moment i have install gnome i have the same problem with konqueror.
klipper i don't use.

u can reproduce it. install gnome or kde4. install all updates. mark a text in konqueror from some news site or what u want. copy ist into the adress bar or a text editor an u see it isn't copied.

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

If you don't have klipper or the gnome equivalent of glipper running, you can expect to run in to weird problems such as these.

Marco Scholl (traxanos) wrote :

i have install klipper. when i copy by short cut i can see it in klipper but i can't paste it. i get a text that i have copied before. only when i copy the text by context (right-click) i can paste it.

Marco Scholl (traxanos) on 2008-10-07
Changed in kde4libs:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in kde4libs:
status: Confirmed → New
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Is this still an issue, we did quite some changes meanwhile, so there is a good chance this issue got fixed by now.

Changed in kde4libs:
status: New → Incomplete
kws (kenneth.westelinck) wrote :

I confirm, I have the same issue on KDE 4.1.2 running on 8.04.
If I try to copy a text from Eclipse (which is also a GTK UI) it doesn't work either. Hitting CTRL+C twice works however and using the context menu works as well.

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Is this still a problem with KDE 4.2.0?

Changed in kde4libs:
importance: Undecided → Low
erani (erani-mail) wrote :

Hey we are in version 4.2.4 and this problem is not solved yet, why so?

I also try to copy anything from firefox, eclipse, any other editor and nothing, I must hit twice the ctr+c or use context menu :(

My Ubuntu version is 9.04

Changed in kde4libs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → erani (erani-mail)
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
erani (erani-mail) wrote :

It seems that the source of this problem is klipper. After I closed it I have no more this problem for 3 days already.

xiaket (xiaket) wrote :

Hi all

I can confirm this problem too. After system startup, I can use konsole as it should be, I can copy texts inside konsole with context menu and shortcut key. However, after I have copied(selected?) anything from other applications(GTK apps like firefox or QT apps like kchmviewer), I cannot copy anything inside konsole. I can reproduce this problem with and without a running klipper.

dist: Kubuntu karmic(9.10)
kde: 4.2.96(KDE4.3 RC2)
Qt: 4.5.2

I have several kdelibs packages installed:
ii kdelibs-bin 4:4.2.96-0ubuntu3
ii kdelibs-data 4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-1ubuntu8
ii kdelibs4c2a 4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-1ubuntu8
ii kdelibs5 4:4.2.96-0ubuntu3
ii kdelibs5-data 4:4.2.96-0ubuntu3

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :
Changed in kde4libs (Ubuntu):
assignee: erani (erani-mail) → nobody
status: Confirmed → Triaged
affects: kde4libs (Ubuntu) → kdebase (Ubuntu)
Changed in kdebase:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Fixed in KDE 4.4 beta1.

Changed in kdebase (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in kdebase:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in kdebase:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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