I’m on OpenBSD 6.4 with LXQt 0.13.0 and pcmanfm-qt 0.13.0.
To copy and paste text between different GUI applications (via X’s CLIPBOARD selection) consistently on OpenBSD+LXQt, I need to always have the xclipboard application running in the background. This workaround perfectly solves the problem of copying/cutting then pasting text between GUI applications.
Unfortunately, whenever xclipboard is running it breaks my ability to use Control+c and Control+v to copy and paste files between pcmanfm-qt windows: Selecting a file and pressing Control+c in window seems to work (running ‘xclip -o -selection clipboard’ in a terminal spits out the expected filename and path) but pressing Control+v in any pcmanfm-qt window has no effect. Right-clicking on a file and choosing “Copy” and then right-clicking somewhere and choosing “Paste” also has no effect. I can only copy files by clicking and dragging them. (If I were younger I’d just do click-and-drag and wouldn’t bother to troubleshoot this, but I’ve used Control+c and Control+v to copy files for over 20 years and it would be difficult to retrain myself at this point.)
Does anyone know how xclipboard might be interfering with pcmanfm-qt’s ability to copy/paste a file using Control+c and Control+v? I think I’d be able to fix this if I knew just a bit more about what pcmanfm-qt expects of the clipboard.