[R-SIG-Mac] Quartz copy/paste bug?
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Mar 8 20:54:03 CET 2006
I have encountered this bug occasionally, but very rarely. The
problem is, I didn't figure a way to reproduce it consistently. I was
fiddling around with Quartz locking etc., but without reproducible
example, it's almost impossible to fix. If you or anyone else could
come up with a way to reproduce this behavior consistently, it would
be great. Please let me know if you have a way for this to appear
more often - I'd appreciate that.
On Mar 8, 2006, at 12:58 PM, Demitri Muna wrote:
> I have been encountering an intermittent (!) problem when copying
> from an R quartz window and pasting into another application. Often
> it works without a problem, but sometimes one of two things will
> - If the quartz window I am copying is active, the full (rounded)
> text field that displays the current working directory is
> superimposed on the pasted plot. It is in the lower left corner
> (not flush against the corner, but in that quadrant). Also, the
> text field in flipped both vertically and horizontally.
> - If the quartz window being copied is not active, another image,
> again flipped as above, is overlaid onto my plot. This time, the
> region of the title bar that contains text is what is there, but
> not necessarily from the window I am copying from. For example, the
> active window in my case now is device 4 (title is "Quartz (4) -
> Inactive") and the text in the object in the pasted image is
> "Quartz (3) - Inactive", although device 3 is actually labelled
> "Quartz (3) - Active".
> And actually, as I was creating plots to recreate this behaviour, I
> was able to get both images superimposed onto the same pasted
> image. I am attaching this image since it contains both overlays,
> but usually I get one or the other.
> When I have seen this in the past and have needed to "clean up" the
> image, I copy and paste into Illustrator. There, it was a simple
> matter to remove the text fields by selecting the objects and just
> deleting them. This tells me that they are indeed composited onto
> my plot.
> Finally, I just closed the original window I created the plot in,
> replotted, and the overlaid images went away. A second copy/paste,
> and it reappeared.
> Anyway, has this been seen before? Is it a known bug, or is it just
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