Can I copy/paste Python code?

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Wed Jul 22 21:35:41 CEST 2015

On 2015-07-22, Emile van Sebille <emile at> wrote:
> On 7/21/2015 5:10 PM, Grant Edwards wrote:
>> On 2015-07-21, Emile van Sebille <emile at> wrote:
>>> On 7/21/2015 2:47 PM, Grant Edwards wrote:
>>>>    1) You can't copy/paste text from evince _at_all_.
>>> Hmm, i just copied "Acorsa Artichoke Heart - Quarter, Water, Can" from a
>>> catalog pdf, so _at_all_ depends on something -- I couldn't copy text
>>> from scanned documents, but that's to be expected.
>> Interesting. How do you do it?  For all other apps, all you have to do
>> is select the text and then center-click in the window where you want
>> the selected text inserted.
> Well, I select and right click copy then right click paste in where I 
> want it.  I never got into the center click options.

That must be using something other than the standard X11 clipboard
copy/paste mechnism.  You shouldn't have to "right click copy", and
many of the apps I paste into don't even have a "right click paste".

It sounds like evince has abandoned the trie-and true X11 clipboard
functionality that people have been using for 30 years.

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