Unable to Copy in Windows and Paste in Linux
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Wed Apr 27 13:16:00 2005
VNC 4 handles all three clipboard mechanisms provided by X, provided that
the VNC Config applet is running on the VNC desktop. VNC Config by default
assumes that applications know how to use the X clipboard properly, but some
applications don't. These application's clipboards will tend to work if
xclipboard is running, and not to work otherwise. VNC Config now includes a
polling-mode option, to enable it to detect clipboard data from broken
applications - enabling this may fix Fabio's problem.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of cbeerse "at" gmail.com
> Sent: 27 April 2005 12:32
> To: Di Pietro, Fabio VSD
> Cc: VNC-List "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: Re: Unable to Copy in Windows and Paste in Linux
> Di Pietro, Fabio VSD wrote:
> > CBee
> > Only with xclipboard (nice thing) open, I can copy in WinXP
> and paste in
> > Linux.
> > Why??
> > When I close xclipboard only copy in Linux and paste in WinXP works.
> THis is due to the multiple buffers in X11 and the one that
> is used: There are
> different buffers for cut-copy-paste and for selection. With
> X11, the default is
> to use the selection buffer: Just select what you need and press the
> middle-mouse button to paste. Works roughly everywhere (in X11).
> With vnc, the selection buffer is copied between the
> sessions, not the copy
> buffer. That is what you see withthe xclipboard application
> and thats an app to
> work withboth if neded.
> On most X11 systems, the buffers are copied as needed.
> However, Xvnc is just as
> nice to not interfear with this and only use the select
> buffer. I think this has
> changed between vnc3 and vnc4.