Can I copy/paste Python code?

Emile van Sebille emile at
Wed Jul 22 23:39:51 CEST 2015

On 7/22/2015 12:35 PM, Grant Edwards wrote:
> 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.

Well, that may be more my issue than evince's -- my unix-ish habits grew 
up with the command line more so that X.  At any rate, I did try middle 
click after you mentioned it and it worked as you'd indicated it should.

Not-that-that-helps-you-any-ly yr's,


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