[Rd] Minor Windows clipboard issue
gordon at optopia.net
Sat Apr 29 18:40:13 CEST 2006
Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 4/27/2006 4:10 PM, gordon smith wrote:
>> I have a small problem in Windows RGui using Remote Desktop when the
>> clipboard paste menu item becomes unexpectedly disabled.
>> I'm using Remote Desktop to connect from a Windows 2000 workstation
>> client to RGui running on Windows Server 2003. After text is pasted to
>> RGui from the client a couple of times, the "Edit : Paste" menu item
>> becomes disabled when data should be available from the clipboard.
>> Pasting of clipboard contents is disabled at that time for a local
>> Notepad also. The paste menu item is re-enabled when the following happens:
> If it happens for both R and Notepad, it's presumably a Windows bug,
> isn't it?
Sorry that wasn't clear. The disablement occurs only when pasting into
RGui, and does not occur when pasting into Notepad, hence the workaround
using Notepad as intermediary. Once the clipboard is unavailable in
RGui, it is also unavailable in Notepad and presumably all other
>> 1. Cut/copy from a local application (remote paste remains disabled
>> when attempted again).
>> 2. Disconnect and reconnect the remote desktop connection (remote
>> paste becomes enabled).
>> A simple workaround is to paste into Notepad on the remote host, then
>> cut/copy from the local Notepad into RGui.
> I don't follow this: didn't you say above that pasting is disabled for
> Notepad, too?
>> I haven't located any useful material, but VNC and/or eclipse may also
>> have (had) this problem.
>> I can't locate the VNC item.
>> > version
>> platform i386-pc-mingw32
>> arch i386
>> os mingw32
>> system i386, mingw32
>> major 2
>> minor 2.1
>> year 2005
>> month 12
>> day 20
>> svn rev 36812
>> language R
> That's not the current release....
> Duncan Murdoch
I did bang on this for a week and missed the new version. I can give it
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