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Re: Programmatic Search and Replace

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  • Subject: [mg62712] Re: Programmatic Search and Replace
  • From: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 05:53:09 -0500 (EST)
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Yasvir A. Tesiram wrote:

> G'day,
> Try running klipper or some similar utility. By habit, I use the middle
> mouse button to paste, and so had never encountered what you'd
> described. I was able to reproduce the "hang" using the key strokes as you
> detail. Running klipper solves it. Tested on fvwm, GNOME and KDE.

I was running klipper, but I had not fiddled with the settings. After your
suggestion I made a few changes, and now I can paste using the key combos.
I can't say exactly what I changed, because I can't seem to get it back to
the errant configuration.  At least not without restarting X.  

I've been having another problem since I changed the klipper settings.  Now
when I paste, I often lose focus in the notebook, and the only thing I have
found that gives it back is to click with the mouse.  That was the whole
reason for my not using button 2 in the first place.  I don't like taking
my hands of the keyboard.  If I could find a way to code button 2 into a
key chord, I would be quite happy.  
>> I tried it under fvwm and the same thing happens.  I copy some text out
>> of the
>> notebook, Ctrl+F, Shift+Insert, and it locks up.  When I did a RMC, the
>> pointer became confined to the notebook rectangle, and I lost all other
>> HID access to the machine.
> Yes, its odd. I assume its related to the Find form not knowing what
> Shift+Insert means.

Strange that Klipper fixes that - I think; sort of.  Perhaps it has to do
with what is in the buffer Shift+Insert is pulling from?  

I've been told by WRI techsupport that new and wonderful things are in the
works regarding the FrontEnd.  No one is saying much more.

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