Bug 92801

Summary: Copy/Paste in Inkscape pastes bitmaps
Product: XQuartz Reporter: ~suv <suv-sf>
Component: pbproxyAssignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia <jeremyhu>
Status: RESOLVED MOVED QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia <jeremyhu>
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium    
Version: 2.3.2 (xserver-1.4.2-apple31)   
Hardware: Other   
OS: Mac OS X (All)   
See Also: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/ticket/403
Whiteboard:
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description ~suv 2015-11-03 22:29:35 UTC
If the "Update Pasteboard when CLIPBOARD changes" option is checked then copy/pasting a vector graphical item in Inkscape will paste a bitmap representation of that item instead of a vector copy. To be precise, this is using Edit->Copy and Edit->Paste in the Inkscape menu.

The desired behavior is that it pastes a vector graphics object, which is what happens when the "Update Pasteboard..." option is unchecked.
Comment 1 ~suv 2015-11-03 22:31:56 UTC
Also affects Fontforge.
Comment 2 ~suv 2015-11-03 22:41:18 UTC
Related report in Inkscape's bug tracker:
​Bug #307005: “osx: copy & paste inserts a bitmap copy instead of the vector object”
https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/307005
Comment 3 ~suv 2015-11-03 22:44:17 UTC
> Comment(by jeremyhu@…):
> 
>  I understand the issues involved here, and it is an issue beyond loosing
>  vectorized data in images.  However, there is an easy workaround, and it
>  is not a regression when that workaround is enabled.  It is on the list of
>  issues to tackle, but unfortunately that list is quite large (and extends
>  far beyond just XQuartz in my case).
> 
>  The code that handles this is all open source and available in
>  hw/xquartz/pbproxy.  If it's something that you want to tackle, I'd gladly
>  discuss options on xquartz-dev and accept patches.

Source: https://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/ticket/403#comment:4
Comment 4 GitLab Migration User 2019-05-23 18:22:20 UTC
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