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Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Wed Dec 16 20:26:00 GMT 2009

On 16/12/2009 07:45, Hemal Pandya wrote:
> This is rather strange and I don't even know if I have a correct
> repro. The symptoms I see is that I am able to copy in X (XEmacs or
> xterm) and paste in Windows but not vice-versa.
> Immediately after I start X copy/paste works both ways.
> I suspect this has something to do with Microsoft Visual Studio. It
> seems to hijack the clipboard and copy/paste stops working altogether.
> I found this using a utility GetOpenClipboardWindow I found on the
> net. When copy/paste across windows Apps stops working, this utility
> always reports that VSS owns the clipboard.
> I often have to kill VS to get other programs to interact with the
> clipboard. But even after I kill VS Studio, Cygwin-X is not able to
> get data from the clipboard. Any time I paste in X I see the above
> message in  /var/log/XWin.0.log
> Any suggestions what might be wrong and how I can work-around this issue?

Thanks for the problem report. Unfortunately it is lacking information to be 

You might consider reading the problem reporting guidelines at [1] and trying 
again.  In this particular case, attaching the /var/log/XWin.0.log to show the 
context for the error message is would be sensible.

[1] http://cygwin.com/problems.html

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