Restricted clipboard on OSX

Asked by M. J. Head on 2008-04-09

You have a very powerful program that I like but it has a fatal flaw for me!
I want to cut and paste various created drawings from Inkscape into
other engineering documents for illustration purposes, but Inkscape's
clipboard will not allow that. Exporting does not provide the flexibility I want.

M. J. Head

I use OSX 10.4.11 on an iMac PPC

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2008-04-19
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2008-04-21
Jon A. Cruz (jon-joncruz) said : #1

First, which other programs are you looking at?

Second, there is a general clipboard clipboard issue crossing between X11 and native Mac apps. Following a copy with 'copy' from the X11 app menu helps in some cases.

If the latter is your problem the good news is that a port of GTK+ to native OS X widgets is progressing rapidly and may be usable soon.

Jon A. Cruz (jon-joncruz) said : #2

I should have made that last comment a request. The question is if what programs you're trying to interact with, and if they are OS X apps or X11 apps.

M. J. Head (mjhead) said : #3

Hello;

I tried the copy then the copy from X11, into 2 OSX native apps. and
it still did not work.
One application was Apple's "TexEdit" and the other was "LiveMath
Maker".

M. J. Head

On Apr 18, 2008, at 11:33 PM, Jon A. Cruz wrote:

> Your question #29345 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/29345
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> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Jon A. Cruz proposed the following answer:
> First, which other programs are you looking at?
>
> Second, there is a general clipboard clipboard issue crossing between
> X11 and native Mac apps. Following a copy with 'copy' from the X11 app
> menu helps in some cases.
>
> If the latter is your problem the good news is that a port of GTK+ to
> native OS X widgets is progressing rapidly and may be usable soon.
>
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Krzysztof Kosinski (tweenk) said : #4

The clipboard was long broken, and is still broken in 0.46 (it doesn't use the system clipboard at all except when you copy text from a text item). I have fixed it in SVN recently, but it still needs some work to support pasting into other apps correctly. This is a big bugfix with a large regression potential so I'm not sure whether it will make it into 0.46.1.

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