Right Click Copy on Highlighted Word Copies Entire Line


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.


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


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.


1.24.0b1 has this issue in safe mode.


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.