Desktop App on Linux: "RIght click + Copy" does not work


Is anyone having issues with "right click + Copy" in the desktop app? "Ctrl + C" works just fine, though. I'm running 4.3 on Linux

This looks relevant , and someone claims it was fixed with for Electron 5.0.11

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Issue created from a message in Mattermost.

QA Test Steps

In Linux running the v4.3.2 or higher Desktop app:
1. Enter some text into the post textarea
2. Highlight a portion of the text, right click and select 'copy'
3. Place the cursor at the end of the text, right click and select 'paste'
4. Repeat steps 2, 3 using 'cut' instead of 'copy'
5. Repeat steps 2, 3, but select text from a previous post that isn't your own

Expected: copy, cut, paste works as expected when using the context menu


Dylan Haussermann
November 20, 2019, 10:02 PM

Tested an passed.
Copy and paste options are functional in Windows 10 and Linux. Testing was also done on Mac (though I don’t believe the issue affected Mac)

Tested case involving multiple server tabs.

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Dean Whillier
October 28, 2019, 3:42 PM

After updating the context menu package to the latest version, has confirmed that copy/paste using the context menu is working on Linux again.

Michael Kochell
October 25, 2019, 10:23 PM

For sure

Dean Whillier
October 25, 2019, 10:14 PM

Thanks , if I build a new Linux app based on this PR, you able to give it a quick test to verify either way?

Michael Kochell
October 25, 2019, 8:50 PM

I tried upgrading electron around the time I created the issue. I may not have set it up properly, but upgrading did not fix the issue.

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