Bug 101868 - Can't paste contents from clipboard copied from LibreOffice once it is closed
Summary: Can't paste contents from clipboard copied from LibreOffice once it is closed
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Paste
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Reported: 2016-09-02 23:04 UTC by [REDACTED]
Modified: 2024-02-09 03:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description [REDACTED] 2016-09-02 23:04:49 UTC
I have found recently that if I copy some text for example from any of the LibreOffice programs, that if I then paste it into another program outside of that suite then it pastes it fine. But if I then close LibreOffice then trying to paste the text does nothing, so closing LibreOffice also gets rid of the contents in the clipboard from it which is not ideal.

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 with GNOME 3.20 and LibreOffice version " 10m0(Build:2)" (the latest version available from the official Ubuntu repositories).

I initially reported this issue here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1619814 However I thought I should also do so upstream.
Comment 1 Thomas Hackert 2016-09-03 08:51:09 UTC
Hello cooks.go.hungry, *,
I can confirm your bug with

OS: Debian Testing AMD64
DE/DM: XFCE 4.12

but back to
OOo: 3.2.0
OOO320m12 (Build:9483)
(parallel installed, following the instructions from https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Installing_in_parallel/Linux)

As this is the earliest version I have installed and with which I can reproduce your bug, I am setting version to "Inherited From OOo" and status to "NEW". Interestingly, copying text from Iceweasel / Firefox-esr does not clear the clipboard ... ;)
Comment 2 Cornelius J Prinsloo 2017-02-06 18:48:21 UTC
I had a similar bug, however, mine was when I tried copying from one instance, closing it and pasting to another instance. Causing libreoffice to crash.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-02-07 03:33:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2020-02-08 03:13:48 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2022-02-08 03:49:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2024-02-09 03:13:23 UTC

To make sure we're focusing on the bugs that affect our users today, LibreOffice QA is asking bug reporters and confirmers to retest open, confirmed bugs which have not been touched for over a year.

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