[Users] [Bug 3461] New: X selection (clipboard) is removed when moving input cursor

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            Bug ID: 3461
           Summary: X selection (clipboard) is removed when moving input
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.11.1
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: UI/Compose Window
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: tore at fud.no

When composing a message, and you select some text to copy it into the X
selection/clipboard, the copied text is removed once you move the input cursor.

How to reproduce:

1) Open the compose window, enter a random word
2) Copy the word into the X selection buffer by double clicking on it using the
left mouse button
3) Verify that it did indeed get copied into the X selection buffer, e.g., by
running "xclip -o" in an xterm, or by pasting the selection into the composer
by clicking the middle mouse button
4) Move the input cursor in the compose window by pressing one of the arrow
keys or clicking anywhere using the left mouse button
5) Repeat the test in #3. Observe how xclip now reports "Error: target STRING
not available", or how nothing gets pasted when clicking the middle mouse

Every other X application I know of - including the Firefox I'm typing this
report in - do *not* clear the X selection buffer/clipboard when the input
cursor is moved and the selected text de-selected. Instead, they leave the
contents of the X selection buffer intact until you select some new text, thus
overwriting the old contents. It would be good if Claws Mail "get with the
program" and starts behaing consistently with other applications in this

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