XWin -clipboard and xwinclip bad highlighting behavior

Andrew Braverman abraverman@itms.com
Thu Apr 3 21:13:00 GMT 2003

The one other thing that I notice that I think is related to this is that in
some applications (the one I see it in is ddd when compiled with lesstif),
the selection does not even hold long enough to select it.  If I click and
drag (while still holding down the mouse button) the selection disappears.
If I try to paste, my buffer has been deleted.  I also have a related
problem when I want to get a menu relating to an area that is larger than
the default area.  Normally, I would select the larger area and click (or
right click) on it to get the appropriate menu.  I can never do that.  Does
anyone have any ideas?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harold L Hunt II [mailto:huntharo@msu.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 10:01 AM
> To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
> Subject: Re: XWin -clipboard and xwinclip bad highlighting behavior
> Derek,
> Yes, we know.
> This is not an easy problem, search the mailing list archives
> for more
> details.
> No one is working on this problem at the moment and we
> appreciate your
> offer to help.  You might be interested in the XFIXES
> extension, which
> almost made it into the XFree86 4.3.0 release but was pulled.  It
> included a mechanism to notify clients when the clipboard contents
> changed.  We can either use this extension to get notification, or we
> can insert our own hooks into the portion of the X Server
> that handles
> the clipboard.  Either way, I am beginning to think that providing
> clipboard integration via an X Client is not the correct way
> to address
> this problem.
> Ask any questions on the list, I will be glad to assist where I can.
> Harold

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