Bug 81233 - Cut / Paste ability broken after program close
Summary: Cut / Paste ability broken after program close
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 48783
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: highest critical
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-11 13:47 UTC by electricprism
Modified: 2014-08-02 21:22 UTC (History)
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Description electricprism 2014-07-11 13:47:05 UTC
I just lost a document to the Cut / Paste feature not working after closing Libre Office Writer 4.2.5 RC2.

In LibreOffice Writer hit Ctrl+X on some text, close the program and then attempt to paste to Google Docs or another program.

My clipboard is cleared. If I didn't save my document (which I didn't) - my text in the clipboard is completly wiped out.

This is a _extreemly_ critical bug for _all_ users as it diminishes functionality.
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-07-11 22:42:11 UTC
Dear elecricprism,

Thank you for reporting. This is a problem with the Linux clipboard system and has been reported before and its hoped that it will be fixed.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 48783 ***
Comment 2 electricprism 2014-08-02 20:42:12 UTC
May I suggest that LO checks whether the Linux Clipboard is in use and if so displays a warning message on exit as this is the standard for other office suites?

Something like:
"There is text stored in the clipboard, this text will be deleted once Libre Writer is closed, do you want to continue?"
[Yes] [No]
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-08-02 21:22:05 UTC
Hi elecricprism,

This is a linux problem that we hope libreoffice will decide to use a workaround to fix for its linux users. This problem effects all linux applications, which is why its recommended to use a clipboard manager like parcellite to solve it for all apps.