Re: [dev] [st] [patch] clipboard properties burn after reading

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:55:47 +0200


On Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:55:47 +0200 v4hn <> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I use synergy (for input device sharing) on a daily basis
> and experienced this rather annoying bug in combination with st:
> Whenever I paste something from another machine to st,
> pasting succeeded only the first time. After about a year
> of being annoyed by this bug (it's just too easy to work around it),
> I finally digged into the issue today and eventually discovered that st
> does not delete its CLIPBOARD and PRIMARY properties after pasting
> the copied data. I don't know of any other x client that
> cares about this, but synergy waits for st to clear the property
> before sending the new selection data.
> As ICCCM specifies that the client should delete the property
> after handling the request, I adjusted st's behavior. Patch attached.
> I have no idea why Christoph originally added the additional condition
> there. The only two event types that get through to this code
> are PropertyNotify and SelectionNotify and for both of them property
> should be deleted.

Thanks, applied.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Fri Jun 03 2016 - 14:55:47 CEST

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