[texworks] Select/Paste not working

Kaspar Kööp meborc at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 14:20:05 CEST 2009

 yes, the expected behavour:

1) i select (highlight some text) in texworks window
2) move mouse to another location
3) press middle mouse button and the text that was highlighted is pasted to
the mouse location

basically it is copying the highlighted text and pasting it with middle
mouse button

this is working from any program to texworks, but NOT working from texworks
to any other program, or even inside texworks itself... which is the most

this is a very common copy/paste way in unix/linux systems. if you have a
live-cd available, try it out... any linux text editor or terminal can do it
under X

and i have tried it under qt4 (kubuntu 9.10 alpha)


2009/6/7 <vext01 at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 01:11:09PM +0100, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> > 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?
> Highlight text within texworks, then middle click in any other X11 app
> should paste. It seems it does not in TeX works.
> Works the other way fine (select text in other X11 app, middle click
> paste into TeX works).
> --
> Best Regards
> Edd Barrett
> (Freelance software developer / technical writer / open-source developer)
> http://students.dec.bmth.ac.uk/ebarrett
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