Pasting an external selection fails after copy/pasting a cell
I have a workload where I mark a row of numbers in an xterm, then right-click a cell in gnumeric and select paste. The numbers are then pastes into gnumeric, each number in a cell of its own. Then I select another row of numbers, and so on. Boring, but it works.
Then gnumeric failed for me. I noticed an error in the spreadsheet. I corrected it by selecting a cell, used ctrl+c to copy it, and ctrl+v to paste it where it was needed.
Then I selected another number row in xterm, tried to paste in gnumeric, and NOTHING HAPPENED. Pasting was dead, it was not possible to paste the external seleection any more.
I found a workaround: stopping gnumeric and re-starting it, reinstated the paste-from-selection functionality. But restarting the spreadsheet software is not a productive way to work. :-(
Steps to reproduce:
- start gnumeric. An empty spreadsheet is fine. Select numbers in some terminal, paste them into gnumeric.
- copy a cell using ctrl+c ctrl+v
- Select numbers in some terminal, note that the cannot be pasted into gnumeric.
I noticed this on arch linux and artix linux. I use wayland, but that should not matter. The external pasting works fine, until an internal copy-paste is done.