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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  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.
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