Right Click Copy on Highlighted Word Copies Entire Line


#1

I installed atom-beta-1.24.0.beta1-0.1.x86_64 on CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core).

I switched view to Atom Light.

I then opened a *.txt file to edit.

If I select a single word in a line of text, and then right click to copy… the copy ignores my selection and copies the entire line.


#2

Can you reproduce this in safe mode (as recommended by the debugging guide)? Otherwise it’s likely a third-party package causing this.


#3

idleberg - I went through your debugging guide. I realized I installed the beta release and not the stable release:
$ atom-beta --version
Atom : 1.24.0-beta1
Electron: 1.6.15
Chrome : 56.0.2924.87
Node : 7.4.0

I removed the beta release and instead installed the most recent stable version:
$ atom --version
Atom : 1.23.1
Electron: 1.6.15
Chrome : 56.0.2924.87
Node : 7.4.0

I no longer have that issue. It appears to be an issue with the beta release 1.24.0-beta1.


#4

1.24.0b1 has this issue in safe mode.


#5

Thanks for bringing this up, I have a fix for it at https://github.com/atom/atom/pull/16328 which I’ll hopefully be merging soon.