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#1 2020-02-28 12:54:27

devnull
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When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

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Hello all,
After doing a dist-upgrade from Helium to Lithium and a bl-user-setup --refresh (which I shouldn't have done as now I have to reset everything, but I was curious to see what's up!) I'm having this problem (beside others):

clipboard: if I click on the preferences in tint2 bar it opens a simple square, can't do anything. ctrl+alt+h doesn't open the history.

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Any idea as to why that happens?

Thanks!

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#2 2020-02-28 13:15:08

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

devnull wrote:

After doing a dist-upgrade from Helium to Lithium and a bl-user-setup --refresh (which I shouldn't have done as now I have to reset everything, but I was curious to see what's up!)

I prefer to do just that. It takes 15-20 min to examine the difference between old an new configfiles and decide what to restore. Run in a terminal "meld new-config old-config".

clipboard: if I click on the preferences in tint2 bar it opens a simple square, can't do anything. ctrl+alt+h doesn't open the history.

I've migrated maybe 10 machines. Not seen it before. Any difference if you kill clipit, rename /home/rbh/.config/clipit/clipitrc to *.bak and restart clipit? Or if you purge clipit and agin rename clipitrc and reinstall.


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#3 2020-02-28 13:37:18

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

Thanks for your reply.

I've tried restoring the old configuration, and deleting conf file so that clipit would create a new one. No good.

I've purged and reinstall it, and now it's weird looking, like it does not have a style and I can't close the window without a kill clipit. After I killed it and started again it's a simple colored square again.

Something is wrong here

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#4 2020-02-28 14:30:58

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

I can not see any theme-settings for clipit.
Do you have another user on the system? Is it the same problem with that user?

If not, create a new user. Log in and scheck. If ok, reboot to live dist.make a copy of your hem. Empty your old home. Copy files from new user to your user. Copy back settings some att time and log in/out.

Or reinstall with Lithium dev iso.

It is hard figure what went wrong with your system.


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#5 2020-02-28 15:39:39

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

Any error messages if you run clipit from a terminal command?

Anything in .xsession-errors?

I gave up using clipit's hotkeys a long time ago - either they don't work, or they clash with Openbox, is my experience.


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#6 2020-02-29 09:19:50

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

Have you tried restarting the graphical session?


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#7 2020-03-05 12:05:36

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

Hi everyone, what I've done is try on a pc with a clear Debian 10 install and preferences have troubles there too (window won't close) and hotkey do not work.
I don't think is a bunsenlabs problem at this point, I'll bring it to clipit.

Thanks!

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#8 2021-03-26 21:15:59

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

Version in repo is broken. Install latest deb from Github https://github.com/CristianHenzel/ClipI … icator.deb

Original discussion https://github.com/CristianHenzel/ClipIt/issues/159

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#9 2021-04-09 04:53:41

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

Any progress on that with clipit? I never realized how much I rely on copy/paste until about an hour ago, when it stopped working completely. Now intermittently for only some programs and not others. I write for a living. It doesn't work at all from within Atom. I've autoremoved the native version and installed *newest ver from the link DanSol provided and still no joy.

Error it's throwing in console (regardless which version) is `(clipit:2894): Gdk-CRITICAL **: 21:46:50.039: gdk_window_thaw_toplevel_updates: assertion 'window->update_and_descendants_freeze_count > 0' failed`

The bonus round is I haven't done any updates in over a week. So nothing 'new' came in and broke this functionality tonight that I can think of. I was just using it, and then it died. First time I've been without a clipboard and it's bizarre.

**Edit I've narrowed it down now to only malfunctioning in Atom. Wasn't working system wide a bit ago.

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#10 2021-04-09 09:09:52

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

^In siduction (LXDE/openbox) therefore diodon was introduced some time ago.
The package is also available under buster/bullseye.

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#11 2021-04-10 02:31:41

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

Long discussion on diodon, clipit and other clipboard managers here:
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=6659


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#12 2021-04-10 15:47:54

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Re: When opening preferences for clipit I have a simple black window

Thanks to you both.

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