I have an occasional problem with copy and paste from Firefox. It’s occasional as a restart of Firefox solves it. Perhaps coincidentally I am unable to detach tabs with the mouse in the same scenario, requiring a restart of Firefox. These problems start at the same time, and the same restart of Firefox solves them for a while. So I’m thinking it’s either a Firefox problem, or more of a system/wayland problem.
When I copy text from Firefox into another app it simply doesn’t work, no pasting, not even previously copied text. For some such as VSCodium it freezes and completely crashes. Having installed a clipboard manager I can see that no new entry is added. If when VSCodium is frozen I copy text from a non-Firefox window it unfreezes and lets me paste the newly copied text.
I had no idea of anything until I noticed when pasting into Terminator this message. This comes up after a short freeze period.
bracketed-paste-magic:zle:47: not enough arguments for -U
I have no idea where this problem originates from, so don’t know which forums/projects to start reporting/asking about this. A challenge is that I can’t reproduce the issue directly, just after a short while of use I’ll notice I can’t copy text out and I can’t pull windows off (have to just shortcut
w on tab right click).
This has persisted across many versions of Firefox and VSCodium (also affected VSCode and FOSS-VSCode). My current versions are:
➜ ~ cat /etc/os-release NAME=Fedora VERSION="32.20200920.0 (Silverblue)" ID=fedora VERSION_ID=32 VERSION_CODENAME="" PLATFORM_ID="platform:f32" PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 32.20200920.0 (Silverblue)" ANSI_COLOR="0;34" LOGO=fedora-logo-icon CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:32" HOME_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/" DOCUMENTATION_URL="https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-silverblue/" SUPPORT_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicating_and_getting_help" BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/" REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Fedora" REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=32 REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Fedora" REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION=32 PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:PrivacyPolicy" VARIANT="Silverblue" VARIANT_ID=silverblue OSTREE_VERSION='32.20200920.0' ➜ ~ firefox -v Mozilla Firefox 80.0.1 ➜ ~ terminator -v terminator 1.92 ➜ ~ flatpak list | grep vscodium VSCodium com.vscodium.codium 1.49.0 stable flathub system ➜ ~