[Pidgin] #15845: Xorg: PRIMARY emptied when current selection cleared

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Wed Dec 25 13:12:16 EST 2013

#15845: Xorg: PRIMARY emptied when current selection cleared
 Reporter:  powerman  |      Owner:
     Type:  defect    |     Status:  new
Milestone:            |  Component:  pidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.10.7    |   Keywords:
 If I select some text with mouse (in conversation log window or in
 textarea) and then click anywhere the selected text is no longer available
 in PRIMARY and thus can't be pasted with middle-click. Same happens with
 text selected in textarea with keyboard using shift+arrows - while
 selected it's available in PRIMARY, but if I move cursor using any key
 (arrow, home/end, etc.) PRIMARY became empty.

 This is counter-intuitive behaviour because all other apps like terminals
 or firefox behave differently - they didn't empty PRIMARY in these cases.

 Another annoying effect of this is inability to copy&paste some text
 inside textarea using only mouse - I select text inside textarea with
 mouse, then click in some other position inside textarea to paste
 selection there but when I click (even using middle button) selection
 deselected, PRIMARY emptied and nothing pasted.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15845>
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