Re: New Bug: #920

Subject: Re: New Bug: #920
From: Martin Sevior (
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 16:59:11 CDT

On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, Paul Egli wrote:

> I've logged a new bug, #920. This one describes how, when you select text
> in one window, your selection in other windows gets canceled. This is
> especially annoying in cases where you are changing selected text in the
> document from a separate dialog such as Spell Check (bug 597) or the Font
> dialog (bug 920).
> I have noticed similar behavior in other applications on my Linux machine,
> so I'm wondering: Are these valid bugs, or is there an XWindows setting
> that I'm not aware of which I could modify in order to fix this behavior?

This is deliberate behaviour put in by hj. The idea is that you only have
one valid highlighted area so you know what the contents of your X
clipboard is. So if you use the middle button to deposit the contents in
another window you know what should appear.



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