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From: David Stacey <>
To: cygwin-xfree <>
Subject: Re: 64-bit Clipboard troubles
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:02:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 21/06/13 13:33, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 10/06/2013 22:39, David Stacey wrote:
>> >On 10/06/13 14:30, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>> >>On 09/06/2013 19:59, David Stacey wrote:
>>>>> >>> >I am trying to package keepassx for 64-bit Cygwin, and have noticed a
>>>>> >>> >difference between the way the clipboard functions under 32-bit and 64-bit
>>>>> >>> >Cygwin/X. Essentially, keepassx is an encrypted password database that
>>>>> >>> >copies your username and password to the clipboard. Then, you can paste
>>>>> >>> >these into a web site (say) to log in.
>>>>> >>> >
>>>>> >>> >When I run keepassx (both 32-bit and 64-bit builds) using the 32-bit
>>>>> >>> >version of XWin, keepassx copies the username and password to the
>>>>> >>> >clipboard, and these can be pasted into a native Windows web browser (e.g.
>>>>> >>> >Firefox). However, when I run keepassx (again, both 32-bit and 64-bit
>>>>> >>> >builds) using the 64-bit version of XWin, the procedure breaks: I instruct
>>>>> >>> >keepassx to copy to the clipboard, but when I paste in the web browser, no
>>>>> >>> >text is pasted.
>>> >>Sorry, integration between the native and X clipboards is broken in 64-bit
>>> >>XWin.
>>> >>
>>> >>Unfortunately, this is rather complex to fix and I haven't found the time to
>>> >>do so yet.
>> >
>> >Thank you for your reply. I've sent an RFU for keepassx along with a link to
>> >your reply. If and when you tie the two clipboards together, keepassx should
>> >just start working - there shouldn't be a need to rebuild it, but I'll do that
>> >if necessary.
> This should be working as of xserver 1.14.1-2.  Please test if you can and let
> me know if there are any problems.

Thank you for implementing this functionality. I have tested xserver 
1.14.1-2 and can confirm that this is working - keepassx can copy URLs, 
usernames and passwords into the Windows clipboard.

Many thanks once again,


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Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-06-09 18:59 David Stacey
2013-06-10 13:30 ` Jon TURNEY
2013-06-10 21:39   ` David Stacey
2013-06-21 12:33     ` Jon TURNEY
2013-06-21 18:02       ` David Stacey [this message]
2013-09-22  2:39       ` Clipboard periodically breaks Matt D.
2013-09-22  3:11         ` Matt D.
     [not found]         ` <>
2013-09-27  0:35           ` Matt D.
2013-10-21 14:46             ` Reinier Post
2013-10-21 22:37               ` Matt D.
2013-11-21 17:51               ` Jon TURNEY

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