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Old 07-11-2002, 10:55 PM   #1
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DQ: how do you turn off auto-copy when you highlight text in KDE?

Old 08-02-2002, 12:52 AM   #2
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If you have the clipboard running (it starts with KDE by default and resides in the taskbar. Just exit it then log out of KDE saving sessions for future use and when you log back in, everything that you had running when you logged off will restart. Most importantly though is that the program that you DON"T have running which is the clipboard app will not be running because it's state was inactive when you saved the session.

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Someone know a way to turn off this VERY annoying kde-autocopy-when-hightlight without killing the clipboard?
Old 08-22-2002, 02:53 PM   #4
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You need to turn it off if you don't like this copy method.
Old 08-22-2002, 03:03 PM   #5
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It doesn't fix it. I always remove that proggy on the 1st login. And have it not run again. I suspect it's built into KDE.

A similar annoying "feature" is also in Mozilla 1.* in that you highlight a part of the URL in location bar, right-click it to copy, it then copies the entire line anyway. Not in any other web browsers.
Old 12-14-2002, 06:34 PM   #6
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There suggested a way to turn off annoying klipper.

To be honest, I really don't who think klipper useful.

Old 05-10-2008, 06:31 PM   #7
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sorry to dig up this old thread, but....

I just installed lenny and I've never had this problem before the install. I searched on google, found this thread with out a solution, explored klipper as a possible problem source ( which is a program I really like, for the record ), found the "ignore selection" box under the "general" tab, checked it, problem solved.

yeah, I thought this highlight text copy function was cool once I realized how it worked and found it to be more of a pain then otherwise. I see the potential though.
Old 05-10-2008, 07:23 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by doris View Post
There suggested a way to turn off annoying klipper.

To be honest, I really don't who think klipper useful.


Me for one. I spend most of my time on line answering questions in various dog forum, principally All Experts. Many of the questions are the same old basic ones I have answered hundreds of time. I have built up a stock of boiler plate now saved in Kedit. However, sometimes there are questions I can answer in 4 clicks. Left click on the Klipper icon, left click on the chunk of text I used in another answer, middle click in the question box, and left click ''submit reply''. More often I will paste it into a Messenger 4.8 box and add more or edit it. For instance, I first wrote this in 2000 and have tweaked it since, ''The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones. You can learn to play the role of top dog by reading some books or going to a good obedience class. A good obedience class or book is about you being top dog, not about rewarding standard commands with a treat. Start at For more on being top dog, see''

I start most behavior problem answers with it and move on to specifics.

Some of my material is much longer and a pain to select every time I need it, such as housebreaking. That is part of the reason I have it in Kedit now, it is easier to control scrolling than Open Office. It is also easier to have more text on the screen at once with it.

I don't know if Windows has any nifty program like Klipper. I also love the Linux select and middle click to copy and paste. Before I used Linux, I had Mac drag and drop. I could write in a messenger window and drag it to a Navigator window.


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