cannot paste a string copied to the clipboard which contains any number of single quotes to other programs




13 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Bubba Parker, Assigned: jag (Peter Annema))


1.7 Branch

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050420 Debian/1.7.7-2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050420 Debian/1.7.7-2

As far as I can tell, I only see this problem when on the
website. Whenever I select some text, whether it's multiple lines or not, if the
string contains any combination of single quotes, it simply will not paste into
any other program, though the string will paste fine into any text boxes in
Mozilla. As far as other programs go, whatever was previously in the clipboard
is erased, and nothing new is copied to it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Browse to
2. Select some text with at least one single quote in it.
3. Attempt to paste the text into another program.

Actual Results:  
The string allegedly copied to the clipboard will not paste into any other
program except Mozilla.

Expected Results:  
The string should be pasted properly into another program instead of leaving the
clipboard blank (as far as other programs can tell).

Comment 1

13 years ago
worksforme with linux trunk 2005060905 and 1.7.7
copy/pasted "whether it's multiple" into gedit without problems

please try a trunk build from
Assignee: general → jag
Component: General → XP Toolkit/Widgets
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
QA Contact: general → jrgmorrison
Version: unspecified → 1.7 Branch
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