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bug#8869: Unjustified selection time-out

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#8869: Unjustified selection time-out
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:44:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> What does
> (x-selection-exists-p 'CLIPBOARD_MANAGER)
> return on your system?

It returns t.

>> Or maybe your delay is much longer than what is used by
>> other applications.
> Emacs uses 20s delay by default (x-selection-timeout), qt/kde and gtk/gnome
> apps are about 10s (estimated by watching them on my system, didn't dig the
> exact timeout figure from their sources)

I don't actually know which application other than Emacs implements this
protocol, but gnome-terminal exits in less than 1s, same for Firefox
(well, it might take a bit more than 1s for Firefox, but it's still
pretty close).


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