[texworks] Select/Paste not working

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 7 14:11:09 CEST 2009

This may be related to how TeXworks overrides some mouse-click  
behaviors (primarily because the default selection behavior in Qt's  
text edit isn't suitable for TeX editing).

Could someone give a clear description of exactly what you expect to  
happen on a middle-click? Is it supposed to copy any already-selected  
text to the clipboard? Paste data from the clipboard at the click  
position? Some other function? Does it vary depending on modifier  
keys, or on whether the click is within selected text or not? Right  
now I'm not sure what behavior is expected, only that there's  
something to do with select/copy/paste....


On 7 Jun 2009, at 12:46, vext01 at gmail.com wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 01:30:24PM +0200, Kaspar Kööp wrote:
>> It is TexWorks bug, i tried with TexWorks under gnome and under  
>> KDE, both
>> produce same results...
> Yes, this should make no difference, as middle click paste in a low
> level X feature. It would work in fvwm for example! I think it is
> related to the toolkit or it's configuration.
>> and of course other programs gtk or qt can
>> copy/paste flawlessly
> QT4 apps? (not 3, my qt3 apps can copy and paste fine).
> -- 
> Best Regards
> Edd Barrett
> (Freelance software developer / technical writer / open-source  
> developer)
> http://students.dec.bmth.ac.uk/ebarrett

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