User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:32.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/32.0 Build ID: 20140830210550 Steps to reproduce: While the X primary selection (what you have selected using the mouse somewhere) can be pasted using a middle mouse click, there is no way to paste it using the clipboard. The usual shortcut for this is Shift-Insert, but this pastes the primary clipboard and therefore appears to be an alias for Ctrl-V. I would expect Shift-Insert to behave as an alias on Windows etc (where there's no distinction between clipboard and selection), but as middle-clicking in Linux.
Is this a new problem or has it always been like that?
Could this be caused by the same bug in GTK+, where shift+insert has been bound to paste from the CLIPBOARD selection? https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=643391 Philip, I don't know for sure for how long this has been around. I think it was not always like that, that some years ago Firefox worked much better with X's PRIMARY selection, but I may be mistaken.
Created attachment 8682894 [details] [diff] [review] Proof of concept implementation Here is a proof of concept patch to go along with the patch at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=643391
Can this patch be incorporated into the next release please? Thanks.
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